How does one improve upon the classic summer camp experience? Booze, coed bunks, and not having that one hairy counselor with impossibly short shorts probably won't hurt. Enjoy all of the above at Camp No Counselors, going down June 4-7 at Lake Delton near the Wisconsin Dells. Sign up here if you know what’s good for you.
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No need to worry about awkward drop-offs from your parents (right?). You’ll meet up at the Thompson Center and board a chartered bus screening classic camp flicks for the 3hr journey to Lake Delton, Wisconsin, about an hour northwest of Madison.
Yes, you will be sleeping in bunks like at kid’s summer camp. Only these bunks are coed and the dorms are in fact waterfront cabins with a beach, fire circle, water slide, heated pool, and a massive rock climbing wall.
Since there are no counselors, you don’t have to take part in activities. But if you do, there’s archery, Ultimate Frisbee, color wars, water skiing, zip lines, talent shows, scavenger hunts, dodgeball... even friendship bracelet making for you and your new BFF (who may or may not be staying in your bunk).
As you would expect, there’s the typical camp fare including hot dogs and burgers, but they also kick things up a notch with BBQ, Mexican, and grilled skirt steak for dinner. Did we mention the weekend-long open bar and morning Bloody Marys and mimosas yet?
Instead of going to bed early and sneaking booze out from under your pillow, enjoy your whiskey out in the open with theme events and dance parties until 2am with DJs, live bands, and more opportunities to make out around the campfire.
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This weekend, in Chicago and around the world, activists will take to the streets to protest gun violence in the United States. Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and subsequent student walkouts across the country, young people nationwide have organized as well in order to ensure that their voices are heard. On March 24 in Washington, DC and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people will come together as one for the March for Our Lives protest to demand that lawmakers enact legislation to curb any more of these preventable mass shootings. One of these marches will take place in Chicago, with an increased focus on intersectionality.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Chicago's Best Classes for Adults That Are Actually Fun
Everyone can use some form of self-improvement, and that doesn’t just have to mean hitting the gym or cutting carbs. You can always pick up a new skill in a really fun way -- maybe with some whiskey, comedy, circus arts, cooking, or swordplay involved. Those are just some of the incentives to get you back into the classroom, and Chicago's got plenty of awesome courses to shake up your tired old routines, and maybe teach you how to garden or make an old-timey cocktail. (They're also great for couples looking for fun date ideas come Valentine's Day.) Here are the best classes the city has to offer.