The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.Contact Us!
Avid4 Adventure was born out of my desire to give kids a love of outdoor activity and to ensure the future caretaking of our planet. With declining youth participation in sports, decreasing physical education budgets in schools and increasing screen time, I saw a need not just to get kids outside, but to set them on a trajectory of lifelong outdoor adventure and stewardship. Being active outdoors is not only good for kids physically. Outdoor experiences are powerful and empowering. They are punctuation points in our lives that shape our confidence and character. Our camps give kids both a place to start and plenty of room to grow outdoors as they build skills in a wide range adventure sports, including mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and paddling. From helping a 3-year-old achieve better balance on a strider to teaching a 12-year-old to navigate single track terrain, we build kids’ skills, confidence, grit and determination, teaching a new generation of adventurers to thrive in the outdoors. – David Secunda, Founder
What do you get when you combine deep dedication and passion for the outdoors with extensive experience in youth development, outdoor education and operations? The Avid4 Adventure leadership team.Meet them here
We believe that being outdoors creates joy. We support kids and teens, their families and our peers to adventure exuberantly out in the world.
We create environmental stewards. We walk our talk by minimizing the environmental impact of our programs, teaching Leave No Trace principles and environmental consciousness.
First we listen. We notice other people’s uniqueness, goodness and successes and speak of them. We express gratitude. We have meaningful conversations.
We are committed to training and development. We track and advance campers’ skills and support our staff to develop technical outdoor and business expertise.
In times of success and through times of challenge, we remain grateful. We say “Thank you!” for things both large & small. We try to value all areas of our lives and bring a sense of gratitude to all aspects of work and play.
First we ask, “What would you do?” We are confidence builders. We trust others to make good decisions, give them opportunities to lead and encourage positive risk taking.
We bridge the passion we have for work with the passion we have for the outdoors, community, family and ourselves, deliberately allocating meaningful time for each.
We create connections. We work, play and volunteer together, inspiring growth through shared adventure.