Avid 4 Adventure is a Boulder, CO based company that works with children to inspire life-long active outdoor lifestyles and environmental stewardship through experiences that provide personal development and memorable family adventures, while addressing the logistic needs of parents. Each week at Avid 4 Adventure summer day camps, kids rock climb, mountain bike, hike, kayak, & canoe. These kids get regularly exposed to so many great outdoor activities over the course of a summer. They develop a strong sense of self esteem through accomplishment.
I was really interested in photographing these active kids. I see the sedentary lifestyle of so many kids these days and have really battled that with my own daughter taking her into the natural world on adventures as often as possible. Photographing the amazement, challenge and exhilaration in reaching the top of the cliff in these children was a real treat. As if a photo shoot is not a challenge enough I wanted to be right there with the children in the midst of the crux of the rock climb. I photographed much of the day perched on a small ledge half way up the rock they were scaling. I feel this perspective is key to really seeing all the emotions that cross their faces during the climb.
Enjoy viewing all the images by clicking this link: Rock Climbing with Avid 4 Adventure June 25th, 2010
Avid 4 Adventure will provide all the parents a password to see the gallery of all my images.