Explorer Camp Wash ParK to K to 1st - Day Camp

Five- and six-year-olds are natural explorers. Every day they are learning some fresh fact, discovering a different corner of the world, and developing their own identities.

Our Explorer Day Camp which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for the most tentative to the most intrepid young adventurers. It’s a place where K – 1st graders can feel supported as they start getting comfortable with exciting outdoor activities such as hiking trails, paddling canoes and kayaks, and learning biking skills through our two-day progressive biking curriculum. Adventure sports are balanced by creative activities like yoga, art and music every day.

Guided by our expert instructors, campers 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 $484 $459 $451 $434
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

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Explorer Camp #D060120-Exp k - 1st 06/01/20 - 06/05/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D060820-Exp k - 1st 06/08/20 - 06/12/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D061520-Exp k - 1st 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D062220-Exp k - 1st 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D062920-Exp k - 1st 06/29/20 - 07/03/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D070620-Exp k - 1st 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D071320-Exp k - 1st 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D072020-Exp k - 1st 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D072720-Exp k - 1st 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D080320-Exp k - 1st 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 Register Now
Explorer Camp #D081020-Exp k - 1st 08/10/20 - 08/14/20 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Canoeing & Kayaking

Biking

Art, Yoga & Music

Exploring

Places We Go: Smith Lake, Cherry Creek Reservoir

Explorers start with 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: Washington Park trails, Village Greens 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 our on-site course 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: Cherry Creek State Park

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 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

Sharon Bose

The mission of Avid4 Adventure is one of the initial reasons I wanted to work with them. I wanted to be a part of sharing the outdoors with children in a unique way where each child can experience a new skill, or continue to develop a passion for a skill that already excites them. Allowing children the opportunity to connect with the outdoors provides lifelong memories and plants a seed for them to continue to pursue active outdoor adventures. I currently have my Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR and Waterfront Skills certification from the American Red Cross and Wilderness First Responder certification. I am also fully certified as a Director of Early Childhood through the State of Colorado as of May 2019. From my experience teaching Early Childhood in the private sector of education in Denver to exploring the outdoors with children, there are a lot of young minds who can learn through experience that cannot be transferred into the classroom. I love working with children because they have so much energy and a willingness to try something new. Outside of camp, I enjoy running! I also enjoy hiking and playing on the water and standup paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of my go-to summer sports. During the summers, you can find me playing volleyball and running along any of the trails in the greater Denver area. In the winters, you can find me on the slopes in Summit County! A quote that encourages me to continue to engage with the people around me is, “People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” The message is one of human connection, something that continues to make the world the beautiful place we have to share.

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