Adventure Camp Boulder - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

Our Adventure Camp transports kids entering 2nd – 7th grades out to authentic local settings for thrilling, fulfilling outdoor experiences. Whether they’re returning or first-time campers, every day is a different adventure—mastering mountain biking, climbing a local crag, hiking a trail, paddling a canoe or kayak—and every challenge is calibrated to their age and ability.

Grouped by grade range, campers build skills and confidence as they return to our program year after year. 2nd – 4th graders concentrate on getting comfortable with new activities, with plenty of support and inspiration from our staff and returning campers. Once they reach 5th – 7th grade, campers shift their focus to teamwork, mentorship and deepening their technical competence.

Led by the best outdoor instructors around, campers develop the know-how and lasting self-assuredness that propel them toward a lifetime of exciting and nourishing outdoor adventure. 

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $474 $449 $441 $424
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75
Lunch Option $25

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Adventure Camp #B052620 2nd - 7th 05/26/20 - 05/29/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B060120 2nd - 7th 06/01/20 - 06/05/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B060820 2nd - 7th 06/08/20 - 06/12/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B061520 2nd - 7th 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B062220 2nd - 7th 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B062920 2nd - 7th 06/29/20 - 07/03/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B070620 2nd - 7th 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B071320 2nd - 7th 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B072020 2nd - 7th 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B072720 2nd - 7th 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B080320 2nd - 7th 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 Register Now
Adventure Camp #B081020 2nd - 7th 08/10/20 - 08/14/20 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Rock Climbing

Canoeing & Kayaking

Mountain Biking

Hiking

Places We Go: Boulder Canyon, Gregory Canyon

We transport campers to nearby crags to learn the ins and outs of skillful scaling, including climbing techniques, equipment use and safety precautions.

Places We Go: Boulder Reservoir

Our flat-water instruction program at the Boulder Reservoir gives campers practice and confidence with paddling equipment and safety, getting them comfortable with the basics before taking on deeper skill building in both kayaks and canoes.

Places We Go: Eagle Trail, Marshall Mesa, Dowdy Draw, Flatirons Vista

Whether they’re first-time bikers or regular riders, we get campers familiar with biking technique, safety and equipment (plus some bicycle maintenance basics) out on local trails. Campers can bring their own bikes or borrow from our fleet, which accommodates campers of any size.

Places We Go: Mt. Sanitas, Green Mountain, Royal Arch, Mesa Trail

Our hikes get campers out into nature teaching them about the flora and fauna they encounter and the principles of Leave No Trace as they explore and gain respect for the natural world.

Sample Schedule

We've put together a pretty awesome day camp schedule for your kids! Here's a sample:

Monday
Climbing
Tuesday
Hiking
Wednesday
Kayaking
Thursday
Biking
Friday
Canoeing

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Cassidy Morris

I love working with staff who celebrate authentic outdoor adventure and to watch the energy from our instructors get absorbed by the kids that they instruct. It is essential to introduce outdoor adventure to kids in order to give them a space to be creative, active, and true to themselves and their peers. Kids have such genuine spirits and they remind me to be my silly, humble, and compassionate self. One of my favorite moments to witness at camp is watching staff tune in to their authentic child spirit. The outdoors is where I can connect to my best self and I love being able to share it with others. In the summer, you can find me hiking or climbing all over Colorado. In the winter, I’m usually skiing in between work shifts.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids’ show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it? Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.

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