Saturday, September 23, 2017 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Summer Camp for Adults

Summer camp is something most of us fondly remember about our childhoods. It’s a nice memory from the past, but it’s just for kids and that ship has definitely sailed. Or has it? It may surprise you to know that there are summer camps created especially for adults! You can relive those old memories in the woods again this year and rediscover your inner child. Check out these cool adult summer camp options and get ready for the best summer vacation you’ve had in years!

 

Camp Grounded, California

Remember all those classic camp things you used to do in the summers? You can do it all again at Camp Grounded! Here, you’ll get to make arts and crafts, shoot archery targets, go hiking, sing around the bonfire, and taste s’mores again. Plus, you’ll also get a few things that your childhood camp didn’t include—things like yoga, healthy food, and wellness workshops. It’s a ton of fun, and it’s even better than you remember from you childhood camp experience!
 
Camp Grounded, California
Camp Bonfire, Pennsylvania

All the cool camp stuff plus some new activities come together to create the perfect adult camping experience! This time around, you get beer with your campfire s’mores, freestyle rapping for your talent night competition, and yoga during quiet time. Plus, you actually get to play with fire here, just like you wanted to do when you were ten. Still, there are rules that make it fun for everyone—no technology outside the designated area, no getting wasted all day, and no smoking inside the grounds. The charm and innocence of kid’s camp is preserved, even if it is just for adults.
 
Camp Bonfire, Pennsylvania
Wanderlust Festival, International

All over the USA, Canada, and Australia, the Wanderlust Festival is held at a variety of campsites for the mindful and the young at heart.  This adult summer camp is centered on things like healthy living and yoga. You’ll get inspirational speakers, good food, and meditation exercises, plus the some of the classic camp experiences like kayaking.
 
Wanderlust Festival, International
Adult Band Camp, Michigan

This is a bit different from high school band camp (to the disappointment of some and the definite relief of others). You’re in charge of your own meals and lodging, although you can opt to stay and eat on campus at Interlochen School of Arts, where the camp is held. This band camp is like a week-long immersion into music and friendship. You’ll get private lessons, group lessons, and camaraderie! The final product is a concert by the participants of the camp.
 
Adult Band Camp, Michigan
Wine Camp, New York

This camp, of course, is nothing like anything you experienced as a child. Still, it’s a lot of fun and a definite must-do summer activity for wine lovers! You’ll get to go to one of several New York vineyards to work alongside and learn from grape growers and wineries. You’ll do wine tasting, stay in top-notch accommodations, and eat at the best restaurants in town. You’ll come away from Wine Camp with new wine-tasting abilities, knowledge about the production of wine, and a case of 12 bottles of premium wine.
 
Wine Camp, New York
Space Camp, Alabama

Space camp used to be all the rage when many of us were children. Whether you have delightful memories of your time at space camp or never had the chance to go, you’ll love this experience at the Adult Space Academy! You’ll get to learn all kinds of interesting things about space technology, like how to build a rocket and the types of training astronauts must undergo. In fact, you’ll get to experience those training simulations and launch a rocket you build yourself! You’ll also enjoy looking through the museums and speaking with knowledgeable staff members.
 
Space Camp, Alabama
Camp No Counselors, USA

The one thing that you hated about summer camp is now nonexistent. Those pesky counselors who busted you for your bug collection, didn’t let you wander off alone, and told you to not to play with fire are nowhere to be found at Camp No Counselors! Do all the typical summer camp stuff like swimming in the lake, bunking in cabins, and more.
 
Camp No Counselors, USA

 

Are you sold yet? Summer camp for adults is a blast, and you don’t want to miss out! Reignite your inner child and experience camp again this summer. There is an adult summer camp for everyone!

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