Learn a New Adventure Sport this Summer with Avid4 Adventure

January 6, 2017

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Avid4 Adventure which offers summer camps for kids K-12th grades in Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto and Saratoga. Learn more at avid4.com.

While you might know about Avid4 Adventure’s popular multi-sport camps, which give kids a chance to try out a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities, from stand-up paddleboarding and mountain biking to climbing and kayaking, you might not know about their single-sport programs. This summer Avid4 Adventure will offer several fun single-sport camps in Mill Valley: Learn to Bike!, Intro to Skateboarding, Survival Skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, & Mountain Biking. Camps are a combination of part-day and full-day programming.

At the half-day Learn to Bike! day camp, aspiring cyclists aged three-and-a-half and up will learn the joys of self-sufficient cycling. Nurtured by skilled, patient instructors in a supportive on-site environment, pint-sized pedalers will enjoy camper-to-staff ratios of 4:1 for lots of individual attention and personalized coaching.

Kids are grouped by ability, and work through a thoughtful progression from scooting to coasting to pedaling as they get comfortable on two wheels. Of course there’s also time for games, art and yoga, offering campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes. Learn to Bike! is intended for first-time riders or kids using training wheels or balance bikes, not those who can already ride. While campers are encouraged to use their own bikes, they can also borrow from Avid4 Adventure’s fleet.

The half-day Intro to Skateboarding camp offers soon-to-be skateboarders the opportunity to learn the fundamentals—and experience the fun—of self-sufficient skating. Led by Avid4 Adventure’s experienced team, aspiring skateboarders will build basic riding skills and mechanics in an encouraging, on-site environment.

Grouped by grade—2nd–4th graders make up the Skills Camp, while 5th–7th graders join the Adventure Team—campers learn to skate with a 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio, giving them plenty of individualized support as they progress through the skill-building process. They spend the week getting comfortable on their boards, practicing with their equipment and gear and learning about skateboarding’s unique culture. After just one week, they have the skills and self-assurance to ride at their local skate park.

Check out Avid4 Adventure’s website for their full list of single sport program offerings at www.avid4.com. Sessions begin June 19 and run through August 18, 2017. Before- and after-care are available. Session prices begin at $234 for half-day programs if you reserve your spot by January 9 and discounts are offered through February 28. Financial assistance is available, too. For more information and to register, visit www.avid4.com or call 1 (800) 977-9873

Avid4 Adventure kayaking

Of course Avid4 Adventure also offers a variety of adventurous multi-sport outdoor camps for kids in 2nd–7th grades, which take place at authentic local recreation areas in Marin including McNears Beach, China Camp, Camino Alto, Ring Mountain, and Baltimore Canyon. See their full list of offerings on their website.