When was the last time you did arts & crafts? How about sailing through the treetops in a state-of-the-art ropes course? Or plunging down a mountainside water slide that dumps you into a pristine spring-fed lake? Well, here’s your chance. On August 21 buses will arrive in both Boston and New York to take campers (and their friends) to The Camp for Adults, located in Eastern Connecticut.
The jam-packed weekend-long program begins on a Friday afternoon. “Take a half-day off from work,” they say. “No one should work on Fridays anyway.”
It’s fun already!
The Camp (“a classic summer camp for adults”) is located along the shores of a private mile-long lake surrounded by 740 woodsy acres equipped with all of your favorite summer camp toys. And for just $300 you can trade the sweaty city for a rope swing over the lake—at least for the weekend.
Sleeping is in platform tents (for two or four), and The Camp is committed to local and sustainable chow. Chef Linda—famous for her barbecued ribs—plucks tomatoes directly from the onsite organic garden. Her philosophy: delicious camp food cooked for an adult palate. (Beer and wine are provided.)
The fun and games go something like this: early risers can start at 7:45 with a hike around the lake or yoga on the beach.
After pancakes cooked on an open fire, the day consists of program periods during which campers can choose from a wide array of activities including sailing, woodworking, zip lining, or playing on the sports field. If you just want to hang out on the dock or snooze in a hammock, no worries. Nothing is mandatory.
Late in the afternoon everyone gathers on the beach for Happy Hour followed by dinner and the evening’s entertainment (capture the flag anyone?), ending with a bonfire and drinks.
This is a unique (yet kinda classic) way to get out of town. It’s great to be a kid again!
If you’re craving s’mores, register for The Camp for Adults now.