Parenting

Adult Summer Camp Is Now A Thing, And There's Booze

Adult summer camp has crafts, cabins, and plenty of alcohol

Ah, summer camp. That blissful escape from reality where you make new friends while trying a water sport, crafting friendship bracelets, and roasting marshmallows under a starry sky. But why should kids have all the fun? Pack your bags, moms and dads, because adult summer camp is calling your name! As an added bonus? This time, there’s abundant alcohol.

Camp Throwback is a week-long activity-fueled dream escape for adults that loved going to summer camp. Or for grown-ups, like me, who never had the chance to experience camp in their youth because mom and dad thought chores were a year-round hobby. Best-selling author Brittany Gibbons is the lady behind the brilliant idea. “We are in this for the love of the experience, not a trend,” she told Babble. “We run an honest to goodness nostalgic summer camp, giving adults an adolescent do over.”

Festivities are hosted at Camp Graham – a beautiful 70 acres of woodlands in southwestern Ohio. Couples are welcome but expect to be split up because like most camps, Camp Throwback has separate boy/girl cabins. Still, at least two kids have been conceived at Camp Throwback. “Many people come as a couple, but a greater number come solo or with friends, so boy and girl cabins just make sense,” Gibbons explained. “That is not to say there isn’t some lovin’ going on in the woods, and we have hosted three couples on their honeymoons.”

Who wouldn’t want to go to adult summer camp? Look at all these activities: hangover yoga, cabin to cabin trivia, drunken field day, talent night with karaoke.

Don’t forget the slip-and-slide.

Or the ’70s themed dance party.

Arts and crafts are a must for any true camp experience.

And one can never have too much pool time in the summer.

Attendees can expect most activities to include some kind of booze. Gibbons said it is BYOB to avoid legal issues, but that hasn’t stopped anyone. “You’d think that once you reach a certain age, you’d be an adult,” Gibbons told CNN. “But something about camp brings you right back to that 15-year-old debauchery.”

Whether it’s a few days away from work or the chance to let loose, attendees LOVE Camp Throwback. There are only 120 spots and tickets usually sell out in a day! Registration for next summer’s fun opens on June 27th, 2016. You can sign up for an alert that tells you when to buy tickets here.