Explorer Camp Castle RocK to K to 1st - Day Camp

Five- and six-year-olds are natural adventurers. Every day they’re breaking new ground—encountering different ideas, investigating uncharted corners of their worlds, establishing their own identities.

Our Explorer Day Camp in Castle Rock which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for these young pioneers, from the most cautious to the most courageous. It’s a place where K – 1st graders can feel comfortable taking on a host of exciting outdoor adventures—biking, canoeing and kayaking—all carefully balanced by creative activities like yoga, art and music.

Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, campers harness their hardwired curiosity as they start to explore the world of outdoor adventuring, discovering what they love to do and growing confidently into who they are. 


Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $429 $404 $396 $379
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

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* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75
Lunch Option $25

Camp Details


Canoeing & Kayaking


Yoga, Art, Music


Places We Go: Chatfield State Park, Rueter Hess Reservoir, Monument Lake

Explorers take to local bodies of water for carefully controlled paddling instruction, getting familiar with their equipment and environment, practicing paddling techniques and water safety and gaining confidence stroke by stroke.

Places We Go: Soaring Hawk trails, Hidden Mesa

Whether they’ve never been on a bike before or have plenty of experience on two wheels, we get kids comfortable with biking technique, safety, and equipment. The first day is spent on site at our camp location and the second is out on the trail to put their skills to the test. Bring your own bike or use one from our fleet, which can accommodate kids of any size.

For half of the day, to balance out their daily adventures, kids also explore more introspective activities. They will be learning about breathing and balance in storytime yoga, practicing self-expression and artistic techniques in art and engaging their bodies and voices through music.

Places We Go: Glendale Open Space

Age appropriate and eye opening, our hikes teach campers about the flora and fauna around them and Leave-No-Trace principles as they start building awareness of their surroundings and respect for the natural world.

Sample Schedule

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

AM: Kayaking
PM: Yoga
AM: Art
PM: Biking (on site)
AM: Biking
PM: Yoga
AM: Music
PM: Canoeing
AM: Hiking
PM: Art


Nichole Searle

Nichole loves the natural curiosity of kids and their excitement to be outside. Seeing the thrill in kids’ faces when they learn to bike, climb or paddle is one of her favorite rewards, so it’s no wonder she finds working at Avid4 Adventure to be one of the best jobs ever. When last year’s camp season ended, she kept the adventures continuing in her household by building a rock climbing wall in her living room for her kids and friends!

Nichole has a degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University. While in college, she studied abroad in Mexico City, in the jungles of Guatemala and Belize, on an island on the second largest barrier reef, and lived with locals in the Yucatán peninsula. That kicked off a wanderlust that spread to her family, and all 7 are now advanced scuba certified and enjoy exploring under the sea. In her professional life, Nichole has worked with kids and teens for over 20 years and still volunteers at a girls’ camp she attended as a child.

When she isn’t directing summer camp for Avid4 Adventure, or striking out on a new outdoor adventure with her family, you can find Nichole singing, designing stained glass, or tinkering with her car while listening to her favorite car repair podcasts.

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.


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.