Remember those summer camp days, with campfires, s’mores and…massages? No, these are not the summer camps of your youth. They are packed with adventure, leisure and, quite frankly, alcohol. Leave the kids at home and send yourself off to one of these epic summer camps for adults-only.
Camp No Counselors
The name says it all! Escape from adulting and enjoy a day packed with grown-up style play. And bonus, breakfast comes with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, lunch is accompanied by a full wine and beer bar and you’ll get nap time each day.
The Horse Shoe Farm
This Asheville, North Carolina camp is a lux summer getaway for grown-ups. Enjoy massages, spa services, catered lunch, yoga classes and s’mores under the star-filled night sky.
Windells Action Sports Camp
Spend a week this summer ripping it up at an adult camp for skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders or BMX bikers at the “funnest” place on earth, Windells Action Sports Camp in northern Oregon. Moms and dads won’t find counselors here. Instead, Adult Hosts guide campers through the week, helping them master those rad skills they’ve been working on all season.
Hit the sun, surf, sand trifecta in Jaco, Costa Rica where parents can learn to surf or improve carving skills (watch Point Break much?) at the Vista Guapa Surf Camp. It’s a peaceful destination where the “pura vida” (pure life) philosophy takes center stage and sets the pace for this zen-like camp experience. From the cozy cottages overlooking the ocean, to the skillful instruction of the surfing staff, newbies and experienced surfers will learn the ins and outs of catching that perfect wave. Surf in the morning and spend the afternoons relaxing, practicing yoga or horseback riding.
Leave your phone at home—there’s no technology at this camp. But there is plenty of adults-only awesomeness. Activities include everything from Quidditch to pool parties! Come make friends, join the community and even get in a game of Human Hungry Hippos.
Club Getaway’s adult summer camp includes rustic chic cabins, full meal service (with wine!), plenty of activities and parties! So pack up and head to this scenic Connecticut spot.
This Wisconsin camp for adults provides plenty of summer-time play—in a grown-up way, of course. Enjoy wine tastings, yoga on the beach and a nightly s’mores bar. Adventurous campers can try axe/knife throwing, sailing, kayaking, laser tag or paintball. Other activity options include disc golf, arts and crafts, BBQ bootcamp, geocaching and campfire cooking.
The women’s retreats and experiences at Campowerment are much more than playing in the great outdoors. Make friends, create a community, learn about health and wellness and grow through these (as the name implies) empowering camps.
—Allison Sutcliffe and Erica Loop
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