Empowering outdoor adventures in California, Colorado and Oregon

How We Make Bold Adventurers

Incredible Staff
Our instructors are educators and adventurers with impressive credentials—but what you’ll love most is how they connect with your kids, inspiring them to explore, grow and thrive outdoors. “The counselors are older and have so many skills, like safety and first aid training. The difference from other camps is significant.” – Amanda Prentiss, camper parent

Authentic Experiences
There’s no substitute for the real thing. We transport kids to nearby crags, trails and bodies of water to adventure in authentic settings and discover local recreation areas they (and you) can keep coming back to.

Positive Risks
Our camps teach kids to assess their environment and approach risks intelligently, building a foundation of confident, sound judgment they can use in the outdoors—and throughout their lives.

California Shuttles available to/from Berkeley for Oakland camp and to/from San Francisco to for Mill Valley. See individual camps for details


"I loved hearing the girls say "I made a new friend today." And I loved picking them up at the end of the day and seeing them completely engaged with other kids. I think the camaraderie comes from having shared experiences, a shared sense of adventure, and I love that."
"As parents of younger children entering camps for the first time this summer, we picked a few camps to try different experiences. Avid for Adventure has by far been the BEST. This is what all camps should strive to be. From day one when we dropped off our children, they set themselves apart by having the instructors welcome us and discussing with us how the week would be and addressing any of our questions. They ensured that our children were comfortable with their new group and quickly started chatting them up and playing games. Throughout the week we got pictures and updates on how our kids were doing. Our children absolutely loved it and have ranked this their favorite camp. Thank you Avid for all you did! This will absolutely rank as one of their favorite camps this summer."
"My son is 9 years old and has never wanted to learn to ride a bicycle even though he has owned one and it was left to rust. His fear of falling down has been a deterrent. When the bike riding day arrived, he was nervous. However, I discussed with him that the Avid staff would work with him to help gain his confidence to learn how to ride. After camp that day, he came home and was SO excited that by the end of the day, he was actually riding a bike, making turns and even shifting gears! Thank you, Avid Adventures, as my son now says “bike riding is fun and I want to get a new bike so I can start riding.”"