As a kid, it didn’t get better than summer camp: There were fun activities, nightly campfires and, most importantly, no parents. What we wouldn’t give to relive those youthful times as adults—minus all of the strict rules and lack of alcohol, that is. Now that dream can become a reality, thanks to Camp No Counselors—a summer camp for grown-ups, with all of the booze and none of the restrictions.
Over the course of a four-day weekend, grown-up campers stay in cabins in the wilderness and choose from a wide range of activities, including all of your childhood favorites like arts and crafts, Capture the Flag, nature hikes, friendship bracelet weaving, scavenger hunts, Tug of War, sailing, archery and water skiing. There’s even a giant Slip ‘n Slide.
But unlike the camps from your childhood, Camp No Counselors also offers adult-only perks like daily breakfasts that include Mimosas and Bloody Marys, beer and wine at lunch, and a full service open bar at nightly happy hours before themed, DJ dance parties. The food isn’t too shabby either, with chefs preparing meals like rosemary skirt steaks, fish tacos, barbecued baby back ribs and, of course, s’mores.
In 2016, founder Adam Tichauer was featured on the ABC investment show Shark Tank, where he was unable to strike a deal with any of the sharks, who believed he would do just fine on his own without their investments. Apparently, they were right. The company has gone on to expand into 16 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
For this upcoming summer, the company is hosting camps in New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, California and Washington, along with Alberta and Ontario. Registration costs between $525 and $699, depending on the date and location. You can register as an individual and bunk with strangers (or, as they say, future best friends), or as a group and bunk together.
Excuse us while we register immediately, roll up our sleeping bags, monogram our backpacks and stay awake all night because we’re too excited for camp to start.