Adventure Camp Central Park - 2nd to 7th - Day Camps

Our Adventure Camp transports 2nd – 7th graders out to authentic local settings for thrilling, fulfilling outdoor experiences over the course of a two-week session. 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, 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.

*This session is two weeks long.

PRICING

Camp Length Two Weeks
Price $953

Add Ons  
Lunch and Extended Care To minimize Covid risks we
are not offering these in 2021.

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 2nd-7th

Hours

2-Week Session
M - F from 9am-3pm

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Canoeing & Kayaking

Mountain Biking

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Hiking

Places We Go: Barr Lake State Park, Cherry Creek Reservoir

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

Places We Go: Sand Creek Greenway, Van Bibber Park, Hayden Park

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: Aurora Reservoir

An increasingly popular sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding day is a hit with campers of all ages. Campers will build their core strength as they learn to balance on their boards through a series of games and challenges. Our instructors will also teach proper strokes and rescue techniques.  

Places We Go: Genessee Park, Mt. Falcon, Lookout Mtn or Lair ‘o the Bear Park

Our hikes get campers out into nature and back to basics 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 for one of the two weeks:

Monday
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Tuesday
Hiking
Wednesday
Kayaking
Thursday
Biking
Friday
Canoeing

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