Discovery Camp Wash Park - Pre-K - Day Camp

Three- and four-year-olds are ready for their first dip into outdoor adventure. Ready to experience our carefully balanced mix of adventure sports, outdoor education and creative pursuits.

In our Discovery Day Camp, pre-K campers experience small-scale versions of our signature adventure activities. With a camper to staff ratio of 6:1, they learn to ride on two wheels, paddle in canoes, climb on our rock wall, and go on short hikes all in the nurturing confines of our camp environment. They enjoy yoga, music and art activities as the perfect complement to their outdoor adventures. There is also a 45 minute period of downtime each day where nap mats and blankets, storytime and arts and crafts are available.

Throughout the week, campers are supported by highly qualified pre-K outdoor instructors who teach curriculum developed by early childhood educators. Our Discovery Camp is a giant first step toward developing technical skills, confidence and a love of the outdoors for life. Save when you sign your camper up for multiple weeks! See pricing section below.


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.

Early Drop Off $25
Lunch Option $25

Camp Details


Available to kids 3 and 4 years old. Must be toilet trained by the start of camp.


9:00am - 3:00pm
*No After Care for Pre-K
Extended Care: 8:00am - 9:00am


Grades Dates
Discovery Camp #D060120-Dis pre-k - k 06/01/20 - 06/05/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D060820-Dis pre-k - k 06/08/20 - 06/12/20 Join Waitlist
Discovery Camp #D061520-Dis pre-k - k 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D062220-Dis pre-k - k 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D062920-Dis pre-k - k 06/29/20 - 07/03/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D070620-Dis pre-k - k 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D071320-Dis pre-k - k 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D072020-Dis pre-k - k 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D072720-Dis pre-k - k 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
Discovery Camp #D080320-Dis pre-k - k 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 Register Now
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Rock Climbing




Yoga, Art, & Music

Places We Go: On site

Our smallest campers wear harnesses and helmets designed specifically for their size as they find their footing on our 25-foot mobile rock wall, learning the basics of climbing techniques, equipment and safety.

Places We Go: Smith Lake

The open water could never be more accessible to campers with Smith Lake across the street from our camp location. There, campers get comfortable using boats, paddles and personal flotation devices—all with the support and supervision of our qualified staff.

Places We Go: On site, trails at Washington Park

From biking beginners to pros on wheels, we get campers familiar with biking technique, safety, equipment and maintenance, either on their own bikes or with one from our fleet (which can accommodate campers of any size). We also help training wheel riders graduate to two wheels.

Places We Go: On site, Washington Park Trails

On a series of short hikes in Washington Park, campers learn about flora and fauna, catch bugs and butterflies, explore their surroundings through a magnifying glass and practice Leave No Trace principles as they start to build a better understanding of the natural world.

To round out the week, campers balance their adventure activities with creative pursuits including storytime yoga, art and music, learning about balance, self-expression and how to engage their bodies in new ways.

Sample Schedule

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

AM: Exploring PM: Music
AM: Climbing PM: Art
AM: Biking PM: Yoga
AM: Canoeing PM: Music
AM: Exploring PM: Art

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.