Avid4Adventure Day Camp Colorado Springs {Review}

This summer, we partnered with Avid4Adventure Camps to share their new Colorado Springs camps.  As part of that partnership, Ben was given a free week of day camp here in the Springs so we could experience and share the camps as a parent and a camper.

His camp was last week (June 19-23) and he's already begging to go back next summer!

Avid was founded to give kids a chance to experience the outdoors, to learn outdoor skills, and give kids and teens the confidence to continue an active outdoor lifestyle.  My kids definitely love outdoor living, we specifically chose to move back to Colorado, and this sounded like the perfect camp for Ben.  I showed him the website and he was excited to go.

Specific schedules and activities depend on location, but in Colorado Springs, Ben was able to spend one day each kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, and rock climbing.

Since he has actually had some experience with some of these activities (he has his Scout kayaking merit badge, for example), his counselors were able to challenge him with new ideas as well as allowing him to take the lead with group activities (he got to lead one of their mountain bike rides).  As a parent, I loved that they let him show his abilities and helped him push further.

Even better, he discovered a new activity he loved--canoeing.  He had not done it before and was concerned about the difference between it and kayaking.  He came home after, telling us we needed canoes and a life vest for the dog!  While we aren't buying canoes quite yet, I'll definitely be taking him to canoe again.

Besides technical skills, the counselors taught the kids fun games to enhance those skills.  Ben loved playing a water sponge "bomb" style game in the water, blindfold hiking, and building shelters with what they could find.  Each day, he came home happy, excited, and very very tired!  The campers are busy all day long being active, and we had some very quiet evenings after camp.

Avid4Adventure provides a variety of day camps here in Colorado Springs, for kindergarteners through 7th grade.  Additional options like early drop off, after care, and lunches are available too, so parents can just bring their campers in the morning.

All equipment is provided for the campers and a schedule is given out to help plan clothing choices (Ben opted to wear swim trunks, swim shirt, and water sport sandals on the two paddling days from the get-go).

Counselors take photos of the campers throughout the week, which are shared on a password protected site.  All photos in this review are courtesy of the Avid4Adventure counselors that were in charge of Ben's group.

Is Avid4Adventure camp something your child would love? There are still openings for camps in July and August in Colorado Springs, and throughout Colorado.  Check out the Avid4Adventure website to get more details.  My readers also receive a $15 discount on day camp with code SOCCERMOM at check out.

Disclaimer: We received a free week of day camp from Avid4Adventure as part of our partnership with them.  All opinions are my own