Expedition Paddlesports Colorado - 5th to 6th Grade - Expedition Summer Camp

Dive into adventure with our Expedition Paddlesports Summer Camp, a weeklong camp for campers ready to take their paddling skills to the next level.*

They’ll spend every day on the water, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and whitewater rafting, and every night on dry land, camping under the stars.

Supported by two experienced Avid4 Adventure staffers and professional guides from a local whitewater rafting company, the team of up to 13 campers will hone their paddling skills as they raft and kayak the river’s rapids. They’ll also venture to nearby lakes to perfect their still-water skills in kayaks. When they’re not paddling, campers will turn their attention to the art of camping, learning to cook, clean and sleep comfortably in the great outdoors.

After a week soaking up new skills, forging friendships and deepening their appreciation of the natural world, expedition campers will come away with fresh reserves of confidence, energized for their next adventure.

Colorado Expedition campers will spend the week alongside the Arkansas River, enjoying some of the best rafting in the state and guided by Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center.

* While beginning paddlers are welcome, participants should have some previous experience paddling in standing or moving water, be comfortable being fully submerged in water for short periods of time and feel excited to spend five full days on watercraft.

PRICING

Camp Length One Week
Price $1,855
Total Camp Hours 125

Add-Ons Price
DEN Airport Camp Shuttle $40 one-way
$80 round-trip
Sleeping Bag and Pads To minimize Covid risks we are not renting sleeping bags.
Packing lists and gear purchase options will be available.

CAMP DETAILS

GRADES

Entering 5th-6th

Hours

1-Week Session
Sunday Check-In, 10:00 AM
Friday Check-Out, 3:00 PM

Location

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: 1501 Empire Rd, Louisville, CO

Camp Location: Buena Vista, CO

Financial Assistance

Apply for Financial Assistance

CAMPS

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Location Grades Dates
Expedition Paddlesports 5th-6th #COEX061922-1WEX Colorado Expeditions 5th - 6th 06/19/22 - 06/24/22 Register Now
Expedition Paddlesports 5th-6th #COEX071022-1WEX Colorado Expeditions 5th - 6th 07/10/22 - 07/15/22 Register Now
Expedition Paddlesports 5th-6th #COEX073122-1WEX Colorado Expeditions 5th - 6th 07/31/22 - 08/05/22 Register Now
Expedition Paddlesports 5th-6th #COEX080722-1WEX Colorado Expeditions 5th - 6th 08/07/22 - 08/12/22 Register Now
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The Week's Adventures

Kayaking

Stand Up Paddleboarding

White Water Rafting

Teambuilding

Camping

Campers will practice flat-water kayaking skills, including bracing, rolling and self-rescue techniques, plus hone their whitewater skills—river reading, hydrology, rapids scouting and more.

Campers will build core strength and good balance atop paddleboards as they play fun games, work on team building, learn proper paddle strokes, practice rescue techniques and maneuver their boards.

Campers will have a blast white water rafting while they will learn the basics of rafting, safety and equipment and how to use paddling techniques as they learn to work together floating down the river.

Throughout the week, campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork. Through games during downtime, stories around the campfire and time alone reflecting, they’ll build confidence and comfort within the group and as an individual.

Campers will learn to maintain a campsite, setting up and breaking down their equipment, keeping their space tidy and cooking their own meals in the backcountry that fosters independence and valuable skills they will use throughout their lives. They’ll play games during downtime and swap stories around the campfire, building deep, lasting friendships with their fellow expedition-mates.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

7 AM
Rise and shine!
7:15 AM
Morning Circle
7:30 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Self & Group Care
9 AM
Adventure #1
Noon
Lunch
1 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6 PM
Dinner
7 PM
Evening Activity
9 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

Already registered? All the information you need about your expedition rock climbing adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.

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WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY