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Boulder Pre-Camp Guide

Boulder Pre-Camp Guide

Please scroll to the brown tabs below to view your camper’s schedule, packing list and more.

Learn about the PINS your camper can receive at our Boulder Day Camp! 

Where is Camp?

New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14-18 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

How can I call the camp?

Please call our customer experience team at 1-800-977-9873 for all matters prior to camp starting. A number for the camp director will be provided once camp begins.

How can I purchase Avid4 Adventure merchandise?

Visit our online store to buy water bottles, camelbaks, caps, t-shirts, order used gear such as bikes, SUPs and more! 

Where can I see photos of camp?

Click here to view camp photo from 2016.  On the Wednesday of your camp week, we’ll send you an email with the password to access them.

What Time is Camp?

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday check-in opens at 8am Extended Care: 8:00am – 5:30pm (3– 5:30pm After Care available for ages 5+) Learn to Bike! camp is 9:00am-12:00pm.

How can I make changes to my camper's session?

Login to your online account to add lunch or extended care to a session you already registered for.  There you can also update emergency contacts, add a friend request, or fill out medical forms.  Please email [email protected] or call 1-800-977-9873 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

Schedule & Packing List

Updated information for 2017 will be available in the spring. Please click the appropriate tab for your child’s camp.

  • Learn to Bike
    Pre-K
  • Discovery
    Pre-K
  • Explorer
    K-1st
  • Adventure
    2nd-7th
  • Kayaking & SUP
    2nd-7th
  • Mountain Biking
    2nd-7th
  • Rock Climbing
    2nd-7th
  • Survival Skills
    2nd-7th

Learn to Bike
Pre-K

  • Learn to Bike Camp Details: Pre-K

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for biking
    • Your child may bring his or her bike and helmet. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • No lunch needed! Since this is a half day program, campers do not eat lunch with us
    • Snack: We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.

Discovery
Pre-K

  • Discovery Camp Details: Pre-K

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    * your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Schedule

    Group:

    Discovery: Turtle

    Monday

    Climbing

    Tuesday

    Exploring

    Wednesday

    Paddling

    Thursday

    Exploring

    Friday

    Biking

    Group:

    Discovery: Chipmunk

    Monday

    Climbing

    Tuesday

    Exploring

    Wednesday

    Paddling

    Thursday

    Exploring

    Friday

    Biking

     


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • Your child may bring his or her bike and helmet on biking day. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Explorer
K-1st

  • Explorer Camp Details: K-1st Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

    * your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Schedule

    Group:

    Bear/Moose

    Monday

    Hiking*

    Tuesday

    Kayaking*

    Wednesday

    Biking

    Thursday

    Canoeing*

    Friday

    Biking*

    Group:

    Mountain Lion/Elk

    Monday

    Biking

    Tuesday

    Kayaking*

    Wednesday

    Hiking*

    Thursday

    Biking*

    Friday

    Canoeing*

    *On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed.


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Adventure
2nd-7th

  • Adventure Camp Details: 2nd-7th Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    * your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Schedule

    Group:

    3

    Monday

    Climbing

    Tuesday

    Hiking

    Wednesday

    Kayaking

    Thursday

    Biking

    Friday

    Canoeing

    Group:

    4

    Monday

    Hiking

    Tuesday

    Biking

    Wednesday

    Canoeing

    Thursday

    Kayaking

    Friday

    Climbing

    Group:

    5

    Monday

    Biking

    Tuesday

    Canoeing

    Wednesday

    Climbing

    Thursday

    Hiking

    Friday

    Kayaking

    Group:

    6

    Monday

    Kayaking

    Tuesday

    Climbing

    Wednesday

    Hiking

    Thursday

    Canoeing

    Friday

    Biking

    Group:

    7

    Monday

    Canoeing

    Tuesday

    Hiking

    Wednesday

    Biking

    Thursday

    Climbing

    Friday

    Kayaking

     


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Kayaking & SUP
2nd-7th

  • Kayaking & SUP Camp Details: 2nd-7th Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    Schedule

    Group:

    Kayaking Camp

    Monday

    Kayaking

    Tuesday

    Kayaking

    Wednesday

    WW Kayaking

    Thursday

    WW Kayaking

    Friday

    WW Kayaking

    Group:

    SUP Camp

    Monday

    SUP

    Tuesday

    SUP

    Wednesday

    WW SUP

    Thursday

    WW SUP

    Friday

    WW SUP

     


    Packing List for Kayaking & SUP Camps

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
    • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
    • Swim suit and towel
    • Extra change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that will hold their personal belongings.

Mountain Biking
2nd-7th

  • Mountain Biking Camp Details: 2nd-7th Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    Schedule

    Group:

    All Groups

    Monday

    Biking

    Tuesday

    Biking

    Wednesday

    Biking

    Thursday

    Biking

    Friday

    Biking

     


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Biking gloves (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
    • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.

Rock Climbing
2nd-7th

  • Rock Climbing Camp Details: 2nd-7th Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

    Schedule

    Group:

    All

    Monday

    Climbing

    Tuesday

    Climbing

    Wednesday

    Climbing

    Thursday

    Climbing

    Friday

    Climbing

     


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
    • Children are welcome to bring their own harnesses, helmets and climbing shoes.  All will be subject to a safety inspection before being used at camp.  However, Avid4 Adventure will have harnesses, helmets and shoes to outfit the entire group if needed.

Survival Skills
2nd-7th

  • Survival Skills Camp Details: 2nd-7th Graders

    Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

    August 15-19 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.

     

    Schedule

    Group:

    All Groups

    Monday

    Survival Skills

    Tuesday

    Canoeing

    Wednesday

    Survival Skills

    Thursday

    Survival Skills

    Friday

    Survival Skills

     


    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)

Contact Us

Email or call our Customer Service Team at 1-800-977-9873 if you have any questions we haven’t answered above.