Survival Skills Camp Boulder - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

Our Survival Skills Day Camp introduces campers to the power and practical value of the natural world as they learn to survive and thrive outdoors. Alongside our accomplished instructors, campers spend a full week exploring Boulder’s Front Range, hiking, canoeing and learning essential survival skills—navigation, animal tracking, tool making, fire safety—to keep them safe and self-reliant in the wilderness.

Campers tackle challenges suited to their age and skill level, advancing as their proficiency and comfort grow. We also group the kids by grade range—2nd – 4th graders in Skills Camp, 5th – 7th graders on our Adventure Team—giving them the individual attention they need to deepen their survival skills and build confidence outdoors.

Survival Skills Day Camp campers don’t need any previous survival or outdoor experience.

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

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 2nd - 7th

Dates

Skills Camp: Entering 2nd-4th Graders
See Camp Dates Below

Adventure Team: Entering 5th-7th graders
See Camp Dates Below

Location

High Peaks Elementary, 3995 Aurora Ave, Boulder, CO 80303


Starting August 3rd - 14th: TBD

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B052620-Iss 2nd - 4th 05/26/20 - 05/29/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B060120-Iss 2nd - 4th 06/01/20 - 06/05/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 5th-7th Grade #B060820-Iss 5th - 7th 06/08/20 - 06/12/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B061520-Iss 2nd - 4th 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 5th-7th Grade #B062220-Iss 5th - 7th 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B062920-Iss 2nd - 4th 06/29/20 - 07/03/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 5th-7th Grade #B070620-Iss 5th - 7th 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B071320-Iss 2nd - 4th 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B072020-Iss 2nd - 4th 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B072720-Iss 2nd - 4th 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 5th-7th Grade #B080320-Iss 5th - 7th 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 Register Now
Survival Skills 2nd-4th Grade #B081020-Iss 2nd - 4th 08/10/20 - 08/14/20 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Hiking

Survival Skills

Canoeing

Places We Go: Enchanted Mesa, Shanahan Ridge, Mt. Sanitas

On their hikes, campers learn basic navigation skills, explore the principles of Leave No Trace and learn to observe and identify useful plants as they build awareness, appreciation and respect for the world around them.

We teach campers how to track animals, identify scat, find food and medicine in the wild and fashion utensils and shelter from gathered materials. We also cover the basics of flintknapping, tool making and fire safety, giving campers hands-on practice with hand-drill and bow-drill fire tools.

Places We Go: Boulder Reservoir

Out on the water at Boulder Reservoir, campers master the basics of paddling a canoe, getting familiar with water safety and canoeing equipment as they hone their technique. They’ll also learn how to read terrain to lead them to water and purify the water they find.

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 Blue’s 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 Clue’s 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