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

February 7, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Denver Outdoor Recreation for Family Adventures

Denver outdoor recreation family

Here are our local Denver outdoor recreation suggestions to get your family outdoors and excited about adventure camp this summer! Our mission is to inspire kids to lead active lifestyles, which means staying active even when camp season is not in session.  We encourage a year-round engagement with the outdoors, so we’ve provided a list … Read More

February 2, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

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

In Avid Pursuit of the Perfect Summer Camp Adventure

Greenwood Village Outdoor Recreation

It’s early on Saturday and already I’m on the way out to Chatfield State Park with my kids and stuff for a fun day outside – maybe we’ll do some biking or take a little hike.  For lots of other Denver parents, this is probably typical, but I’m not really the outdoorsy type. I don’t … Read More

July 19, 2016 | 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

The Other Side of Overnight Camp: Colorado Mountain Camp Traditions

You probably already know that Colorado Mountain Camp (CMC) is an immersive overnight camp experience that introduces kids to a range of skill-building, confidence-bolstering outdoor adventures. But what you may not know about is the other side of CMC: the quintessential overnight camp traditions and unforgettable ceremonies that make up our camp culture—some passed down … Read More

April 29, 2016 | Emily Moeschler