Would you go back to the fun, freewheeling days of summer camp if you could? You can! If you’re up for it, there are a variety of unique theme-based camps designed just for mature folks. Look around and you’re bound to find an affordable and engaging option that fits your taste and budget. Here’s a good start:
Summer Camps for Adultsby | April 12, 2017
Find your rhythm
Got the music in you? Dust off your clarinet, and be a part of a live orchestra. At the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, you’ll join adults from across the United States and around the globe, and experience the joy of performing in an ensemble. The environment is challenging, supportive, fun and friendly.
Dates: Aug. 8-13
Now, if money is no object and you wish to release your inner rock star, check out Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp! It’s a bit pricier, but it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jam and be counseled by iconic rock stars. That’ll run you about $4,000.
Go old school
For those who just want the classic summer camp experience — canoeing, roasting marshmallows, singing campfire songs and the whole shebang — this adventure is waiting for you at Lake Owego in Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains. Over one weekend, you may find yourself kayaking, singing in a talent show or just relaxing in a hammock.
Dates: June 16-18 or Sept. 8-10
Cost: $349 to $500
Fulfill your dreams of becoming an astronaut by training just like one. This three- or four-day adventure in Huntsville, Ala., allows you to construct and launch a rocket, and test your engineering skills and operate an astronaut simulator.
Dates: Selected dates in June,
Cost: $549/person for 3 days, $649/person for 4 days
Wine if you want
Improve your tennis swing with help from some of the top tennis coaches and professionals in the nation at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Then, enjoy award-winning wine and a five-star culinary meal. Tennis and chardonnay — they go together so well!
Dates: June 1 to Aug. 13
Cost: $895 to $1,065
Want the wine without the tennis? Try this four-day wine camp adventure in Long Island, N.Y.
It’s glamorous camping, yet it’s quite affordable. At the Yellowstone Under Canvas luxury camp, you’ll sleep in a safari tent decked out with bed linens,
Dates: Check the website for availability.
Cost: $129 to $439
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