• Launching kids into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

  • Launching kids into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

  • Launching kids into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

  • Launching kids into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

These days, a lot of kids grow up surrounded by screens. They're disconnected from the natural world, and from the joy of authentic adventure. At Avid4 Adventure summer camps in Colorado and California, we introduce kids to the power of the outdoors.

Day camps

day camps

Pre-K - 11th graders of all levels learn to kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, rock climb, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors.

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Overnight Camp

Colorado Mountain Camp

1st - 12th graders take to the Rocky Mountains, building a lifelong passion for the outdoors through multi-day expeditions, adventure sports and leadership training.

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  • "I think the camp opens your eyes to the fact that your kids can do more than they think they can."

    - lisa williams, Denver Parent

  • "My kid is not at all outdoorsy. He liked it, way more than I thought he would. He came home bubbling with excitement every day."

    - Parent

We Know the Ropes (and Harnesses… and Carabiners)
Our Camps Go The Distance
Our Team's Passion Runs Deep
We Push Boundaries

When at camp we’re teaching your kids to scale rock or navigate whitewater – and you want a seasoned team leading the charge. That’s where we come in. With a dozen years of experience under our belts, we know a thing or two about how to introduce kids to life-altering experiences that challenge them just the right amount. At the helm is David Secunda, former president of the Outdoor Industry Association and a 25-year vet of the industry. On the ground, we run top-notch, highly acclaimed summer camps, accredited by the American Camp Association and named among Colorado Parent’s Top 5 Sports Camps.

Balancing our zest for adventure is a deliberate, thoughtful approach to instilling competence and confidence in campers. That means that our curriculum and outdoor settings evolve as kids grow, from age 3 all the way to 17. We start kids on climbing walls, kayak tanks and other environments that are appropriate for beginners and use professional-quality gear that’s scaled to their size and ability level. When the time is right, we transport campers to nearby rocks, trails and bodies of water to have authentic outdoor experiences and discover local spots where they can return to play and explore on their own.

“Intense.” “Committed.” “Hard-core.”

However you describe them, our instructors are a breed apart. They’re insatiable outdoors experts with serious safety and skills training. They’re impeccably credentialed, all 21 and older, and they get crazy high marks from our discerning parents. They’re also talented teachers with the rare ability to connect with kids and inspire them to push their limits. When they’re not working, you’ll find them 3000 feet up a sheer rock face, kayaking down a raging river, crashing down a moonscape on a mountain bike—in short, embodying the same passion for outdoor adventure we teach at summer camp.

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The adventures kids have at camp aren’t without risk. But then, nothing truly adventurous is. We do everything in our power to keep kids safe, but we don’t pack them up in bubble wrap. Instead, we teach them all there is to know about the risks they’re taking on—what they are, how to minimize them, what to do if something goes wrong—in short, judgment. We find that when kids take on well-communicated, calculated risks, they start becoming more confident, thoughtful, responsible risk takers and problem solvers—not just in the outdoors, but in all aspects of their lives.