Explorer Camp Colorado Springs - K to 1st - Day Camp

Five- and six-year-olds are hardwired for adventure. Every day they’re breaking ground—learning something new, discovering a different corner of the world, building their own identities.

Our Explorer Day Camp which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is made for these pint-sized pioneers, from the most tentative to the most intrepid. It’s a place where K – 1st graders can feel fully supported as they start getting comfortable with a range of exciting outdoor activities—hiking trails, paddling canoes and kayaks, maneuvering striders or pedal bikes—thoughtfully balanced by creative pursuits like yoga, art and music.

Led by our supportive instructors, campers harness their natural curiosity as they strike out into the world of outdoor adventuring, figuring out what they love to do and building confidence in who they are.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $419 $394 $386 $369
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

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Explorer Camp #CS060120-Exp k - 1st 06/01/20 - 06/05/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS060820-Exp k - 1st 06/08/20 - 06/12/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS061520-Exp k - 1st 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS062220-Exp k - 1st 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS070620-Exp k - 1st 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS071320-Exp k - 1st 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #CS072020-Exp k - 1st 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Canoeing & Kayaking

Biking

Exploring

Yoga, Art & Music

Places We Go: Monument Lake, Quail Lake

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

Places We Go: Palmer Park

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.

Places We Go: Woodmen Valley

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.

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.

Sample Schedule

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

Monday
AM: Kayaking
PM: Yoga
Tuesday
AM: Art
PM: Biking (on site)
Wednesday
AM: Biking
PM: Yoga
Thursday
AM: Music
PM: Canoeing
Friday
AM: Hiking
PM: Art

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Justin Walker

Avid4’s mission resonates with all of my core values, I am a product of the great outdoors! I firmly believe that with fun and adventure, kids are given a chance to engage in our natural environment, instilling a desire for conservation, environmental stewardship and further exploration into nature’s wonders. Much like Thoreau and many other authors of the outdoors, I find solace, peace and my most electrifying happiness outdoors. I cherish the opportunity to guide others along a journey of learning and laughter through adventure sports and teaching moments outside. I love the unmatched excitement and energy that kids have! I think as we grow older it’s easy for us to lose the sense of wonder that kids have. I think we can all learn something from each other no matter our age. We should never forget to see life through the eyes of a child it keeps us mentally youthful and engaged in the wonders of life. I am a fun-loving person who is thrilled to be living my dream! I am honored to be a part of an organization that values safety, knowledge fun and adventure! I look forward to being apart of making awesome memories for you and your family this summer in beautiful Colorado!

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