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February 13
How To Pick the Right Summer Camp

When I start planning our summer, and checking out all of the activities, day camps, and trips to see family out-of-town, I start feeling overwhelmed. I wonder, how to pick the right summer camp for my kids? There are so many different camps to choose from, and I want to make sure I pick the … Read More

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December 13
Holiday Gift Idea: The Gift of Summer Camp

Every year, my parents ask me what my kids want for Christmas. Of course there are plenty of toys, games and holiday gift ideas on their ever-growing wish lists that I could tell them to buy, but I always feel like they have way too many toys. I wished there was something more meaningful and … Read More

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July 28
Adventure Grant Winner: 4 Important Things Learned Traveling in New Zealand

Each year, Avid4 Adventure awards an Adventure Grant to one returning staff member by providing an opportunity of a lifetime: one roundtrip ticket anywhere in the world plus an additional $500 stipend for their dream adventure! Last year our winner, Katie Riley, chose to travel to New Zealand to hike, bike, paddle and ride horses … Read More

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June 16
Why is Overnight Summer Camp Important?

Overnight summer camp can help immerse kids in the outdoors in ways that might not be possible otherwise. Our Colorado Mountain Camp, Mt. Evans location Director, Eric Rightor, shares with Mile High Mama’s Amber Johnson just how and why overnight summer camp benefits all kids. Amber Johnson: Colorado kids can go out their backdoor and … Read More

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April 12
Mentoring Young Women to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders

How mentoring can empower a new generation of women leaders. In our best efforts to guide youth to becoming meaningful leaders in their lives, we can employ many useful tools which bolster future opportunities. Empowerment, perseverance, confidence, and an entrepreneurial spirit are important notions for all kids to have in their back pockets, but equally … Read More

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March 6
Campers dig into the meaning of grit

Our campers explore the meaning of grit. “Grit is hardcore and awesome,” says 5-year-old Avid4 Adventure camper Cedra Crews. “Dirty and amazing.” Grit is one of those intangible character qualities that Avid seems to give kids when they’re not even looking. The nature of adventure sports—the determination they demand, the confidence they inspire and the … Read More

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February 23
Inside the “Song of Summer” overnight camp ritual

Learn more about our “Song of Summer” at overnight camp, Colorado Mountain Camp. Not all sleepaway summer camps are created equal. Kids grow not just through what they do at camp, but what they take home from it. In addition to teaching kids exciting adventure sports in an unmatched environment, Avid4 Adventure’s overnight Colorado Mountain … Read More

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February 20
WIN a $100 Gift Certificate for Summer Camps

We are excited to offer a chance to WIN $100 Gift Certificate on Summer Camps!  Enter for a chance to WIN a gift certificate to be used at one of our 2017 NEW California Summer Camps in Campbell, Moraga, Santa Cruz or Walnut Creek. Our outdoor adventure summer camps in the Bay Area are like … Read More

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February 17
One “teachable moment” from biking summer camp in California

An Avid4 Adventure Staff talks about a teachable moment during Bike Day at summer camp in California. Elementary education major Reagan Anderson, 22, an instructor at Avid4 Adventure’s day camps in Cupertino, California, didn’t know what was in store for her the day she taught a big kid to ride a bike. Typically an instructor … Read More

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February 7
California: Goodbye computer screen, hello outdoor adventure

California families are putting down their screens and saying hello to outdoor adventure instead. In a state that’s home to the tech capital of the country, getting kids in California off their computers is an everyday struggle for many parents. Plenty of kids come home right after school and jump on their screens until dinner. … Read More

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