GROWN-UP SUMMER CAMPS
THESE SIX NOSTALGIC GETAWAYS WILL LET YOU RELIVE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE CAMPFIRE MOMENTS.
SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT
During Labour Day week, Canadian Adventure Camp in Ontario turns over its giant waterslides and Tarzan swings to adult campers. There’s even a talent show to cap off the week— so start practising your “Kumbaya” mash-up now.
TRY A DIGITAL DETOX
Each August, North Carolina’s Camp Grounded hosts a throwback camp-out for young professionals—the four-day retreat comes complete with a no-digital-device policy. Who needs social media when you can walk on stilts?
Fireside Adventures camp hosts a 10-day canoe adventure in the Yukon for wilderness-loving adults each August. Paddle 400 kilometres up the Yukon River and spend your nights snacking on s’mores under the glow of the aurora borealis.
Popular with Gen X and Gen Y, New York’s Soul Camp offers five August days filled with colour wars, dance classes and, of course, yoga. It starts with a fear-burning ceremony, where you can watch your troubles go up in the smoke of a bonfire.
For a three-day weekend in September, Camp Yoga has crafted two sleepover-meets-fitness camps in Canmore, Alta., and Parry Sound, Ont., respectively. Roll out of your bunk bed each morning for rock climbing, rope courses and lots of yoga.
THROW A PARTY
For three nights in September, Camp No Counselors lets you check in to a bunkhouse in L.A. or Michigan. Spend your days zip lining and your nights at themed costume parties complete with live music (and an open bar).