Category: Benefits of outdoor activity

Nurturing Nature: Why I Became an Avid4 Adventure Educator

Bringing the power of the outdoors to kids from ages three to seventeen is a mission Avid4 Adventure takes very seriously. Our seasoned Adventure Educators are charged with bringing our mission to life every day with unparalleled safety and skills training, and a devoted desire to challenge young campers. Two such devoted Avid4 Adventure Educators … Read More

April 18, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Campers dig into the meaning of grit

Rock climbing kids

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

March 6, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

How To: Paddle a Kayak – an Introduction

Learn the basics of how to paddle a kayak! Enjoy this short video where you’ll learn how to properly hold a kayak paddle, where to dip the paddle into the water, and how to paddle backwards. Avid4 Adventure staff are experts in water safety and hold many certifications. in our kayaking courses, they’ll teach your … Read More

February 10, 2017 | [email protected]

How To: Fit a Bike for Kids

Bike kids

Learn all about fitting a bike for kids! Watch this short video for an easy understanding of how to fit a bike for kids. You will learn easy steps on how to adjust a bicycle seat to the proper height for your child. Learn more about our Mountain Biking Summer Camps: Grouped by grade level and … Read More

January 19, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Stories from camp: How adventurers are made

One of the most incredible things about kids is their hardwired willingness to try new things. But as they approach their teens, that enviable disposition can sometimes be interrupted by feelings of self-consciousness or self-doubt. Avid4 Adventure awakens that innate try-new-things mentality, creating an environment that makes it comfortable and fun for kids of all … Read More

May 16, 2016 | Emily Moeschler

Stories from camp: Learning to fall and get back up again

The photos on our website of kids engaging in incredible adventures might cause families to think Avid4 Adventure is only for super-athletic kids. The truth is, many of the kids that attend our camps every year start out very tentative about participating in those adventures. That was certainly the case for Madison, who, before camp, … Read More

May 16, 2016 | Emily Moeschler

Stories from camp: Overcoming fear and building confidence in one day.

Last summer, Meredith signed her 5-year-old son Graham up for Avid4 Adventure’s multi-sport Explorer Camp in Highlands Ranch on a recommendation from a friend. She kept expectations for her first-time camper realistic: “to have fun doing some new activities, make some friends and enjoy the Colorado summer.” What she didn’t expect was for him to … Read More

May 16, 2016 | Emily Moeschler

Building Outdoor Skills Through Repetition

Like many families with young kids, we don’t have a lot of free time. So naturally, making an effort to get the kids outdoors is something we have to prioritize and schedule! Not only do we have fun getting outside together, but we’ve discovered that practice and repetition are necessary for our kids to master … Read More

March 21, 2016 | Emily Moeschler