Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2019 issue.
It seems increasingly vital to teach, inspire and motivate children through time spent in the outdoors. The founders of Avid4 Adventure saw a need not just to get kids outside, but to set them on a lifelong trajectory of outdoor adventure and stewardship.
In Colorado, it’s easy to be passionate about getting outdoors to improve our lives, and ever more important to pass that passion forward.
Now, in addition to day camps and overnight camps, Avid4 is launching a new suite of one-week expedition camps for summer 2019. Expeditions will start and end in Boulder, Colorado, welcoming local and international campers to get outside and play.
“Avid4 Adventure specializes in helping kids gain self-confidence in order to launch them into a lifetime of adventure,” shares Avid4 CEO Paul Dreyer. “Our small group expeditions will be the pinnacle opportunity for kids to get that confidence and feel empowered — both in the outdoors and with a group of peers.”
Expedition campers will sleep in tents at night and adventure every day. By choosing to focus on mountain biking, rock climbing, a multi-sport experience or a pure backpacking journey, in addition getting plenty of practice in their sport of choice, campers will learn lasting skills in everything from gear management, to cooking outdoors, to problem solving and teamwork.
These adventures are designed for fifth through 12th graders and will take participants to some of the best spots for outdoor recreation in Colorado and Wyoming — from multi-sport adventures at Steamboat Lake State Park, to backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park, mountain biking and climbing in Wyoming’s Curt Gowdy State Park and rock climbing in Colorado’s Staunton State Park.
Photos courtesy of Avid4 Adventure.