Survival Skills Camp Greenwood Village - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

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

Campers take on challenges suited to their age and skill level, advancing as their proficiency increases. We also group them by grade—2nd – 4th graders in Skills Camp, 5th – 7th graders on our Adventure Team—giving them the customized instruction they need to hone 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 $469 $444 $436 $419
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

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Hiking

Survival Skills

Canoeing

Places We Go: Lair ‘O the Bear, Deer Creek Canyon, South Valley, Red Rocks

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.

Places We Go: Lair ‘O the Bear, Deer Creek Canyon, South Valley, Red Rocks

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: Chatfield Reservoir

Out on the water 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

Kristen Wenzel

Growing up in Texas, I was encouraged to explore the outdoors, especially when I started attending overnight summer camp in elementary school. The summers were filled with outdoor adventures from hiking to canoeing through the Pine and Cypress trees. Into high school, I worked as a counselor and began to see the bigger picture of the benefits for summer camps of all kinds! Attending various camps throughout the summers contains some of my fondest memories growing up. It feels natural to be outside, embracing the elements and challenging yourself while having fun! Working in the outdoors has humbled me to appreciate the life we have on this planet and we can share these experiences through amazing adventures. As a part of the generation that was introduced to technology at a young age, I noticed my time in the outdoors diminished as the popularity of devices grew. As an adult, I was reintroduced to the outdoors through hiking and I aim to continue to bridge the gap between technology use and the outdoor life with kids today. Through the opportunity to work with kids we have the potential to be a positive influence in their process to help them to achieve their highest potential!

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