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19 Spots To Do Summer Camp Like A Grown Up

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Running wildly through forests, zip-lining into lakes, learning how to ride a horse or shoot a bow and arrow, telling stories around a campfire. All these activities fall under the umbrella of a summer well spent. And yes, most likely at summer camp. But no longer is that summer camp experience just for the kiddos; now adults are getting in on the action too. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to explore the great outdoors, maybe do a little crafting and enjoy time with friends old and new. Oh, and there’s wine, people.
 
Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Location: The Holidays
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The Holidayslearn more

Round up a crew of 8 to 16 friends and rent out this whole spot for an epic weekend of camp vibes by the beach in San Clemente. With a mix of RVs and pop-up tents, this throwback campsite is too legit to quit.
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Camp Wandawegalearn more

Located just outside Chicago, this former mafia hangout spot is a cool camp for adults and kids alike. Set by the lake, you and your crew can spend your days boating and swimming or hanging in the clubhouse/treehouse.
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3 / 20
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Camp Navarrolearn more

Head out to the California redwoods with up to 300 of your favorite party people. With a combination of cabins, glamping tents and a full-size lodge, you could take over the whole place or just head out for a week or two with your closest buddies in tow. Try your hand at old school camp activities like archery, rock climbing and lawn games.
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Ridgeback Lodge Inc.learn more

Take your pick between sleeping in a geodesic dome or a log cabin at this Canadian getaway. Bring along your besties for your share of bonfires, barbecues and late-night stargazing just like the good ole days.
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Zuma Sanctuarylearn more

Rent a couple of airstreams and bell tents with a view of the Pacific and you’ve got yourself quite a cool little camp going. Zuma Sanctuary sleeps up to ten, so it’s the perfect place to take over with your crew for a long weekend of shenanigans.
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Camp Grounded

Mendocino, California
Crafts, archery, yoga, cooking, sports, and stargazing are just a few of the gazillion fun activities offered at Camp Grounded. This camp for adults welcomes friends and strangers, from 18 to 80. No phones allowed (thank goodness!).
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Ithaca By Firelightlearn more

With the trailhead to Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park just outside your tent flap, Ithaca by Firelight is the go-to for upstate NYers looking to hike, forage, swim under waterfalls, and camp in luxury. There are 18 safari tents with pretty sweet setups here, so head on up with a gang in tow for all the sleep away camp vibes.
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Camp Camp

Vancouver, Canada
The ten cabins at Camp Camp book out fast, so gather your group up and head to Vancouver’s Paradise Valley to soak up all the good vibes. Beyonce dance class, DIY bath soaking salts, boot camp, and pre-breakfast dance parties are just a few of the highlights.
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Sal Salis Ningaloo Reeflearn more

You won’t find any kiddos around this 18-guest reef resort. Sal Salis in Western Australia is set on the famed Coral Coast, so this version of summer camp is all about underwater adventures like scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming with whale sharks.
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10 / 20
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Camp Adounialearn more

Located in the vast desert of Morocco, Camp Adounia is luxurious, adventurous and perhaps a bit spiritual. Gather around the campfire at night and listen to ancient drumming of the nomadic people. How’s that for a kumbaya moment.
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Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat

Tofino, British Columbia
Accessible by seaplane, Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino is remote, wild and a whole lot of fun. If you’re looking to try your hand at fly fishing, paddle boarding, bear watching, rappelling, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity, this spot should be right up your alley. Bring along a handful of friends and it’ll feel like camp in no time at all.
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13 / 20
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The Yurt Retreatlearn more

Set just beyond the shadows of a medieval castle in Somerset, these four luxury yurts are easy to takeover for a weekend of exploring and revelry with your closest mates. There’s also a treehouse and a couple of barns on-site, so you could host your own summer camp extravaganza for up to 32 folks.
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Wine Camp

Long Island, New York
A four-day adventure in Long Island’s North Fork, this wine camp is all about the vino. Learn alongside local winemakers, blend your own wines and spend the whole long weekend tasting incredible wines and deliciously paired foods too. Wine Camp sounds so up our alley!
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The Resort at Paws Uplearn more

The Resort at Paw’s Up is luxury camping at its finest. A foodie paradise, this is nothing like the summer camps of your childhood, but we mean that in a very good way. The resort is spread out into mini-camps that you can easily take over with your own crew for a couple of nights or weeks at a time.
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Campowerment

Multiple Locations
Weekend retreats, mini camps and customized programming are all options at the all-empowering Campowerment. Built to encourage optimal health, happiness, productivity, parenting, business empowerment, spirituality, fitness, finance, and more, these camps are multi-faceted and a whole lot of fun too.
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Triple Creek Ranch

Darby, Montana
Spend your summer days horseback riding and exploring the mountains of Western Montana at Triple Creek Ranch. With a mix of cabins and cottages and a whole lot of outdoor activities, this is a true ranch life experience. And hey, isn’t getting outdoors what camp is all about?
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Soul Camp

Multiple Locations
With camps in Chicago, New York and California, Soul Camp is a getaway for the soulfully minded crew that’s looking to connect with others through wellness and self-care. If you’re all about yoga, meditation and mindfulness, this could be your jam.
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Rosecliston

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Grab your buddies and stay in a bell tent, a campervan or BYO Tent at this Cornwall campsite. Located just near Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, activities on the water are easy to access and there’s a cool crater nearby that’s famous for its rainforest-filled biomes. Adventure is calling!
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20 / 20
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Club Getawaylearn more

You can zip-line, kayak and even hop into a hot-air balloon at this Berkshires camp for adults. Plus, this is a camp for grown-ups, so you can actually drink wine and live life on your own schedule too. Pretty rad for a group getaway, dontcha think.
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