Camp No Counselors is all about that free feeling when your counselors left you unsupervised for an entire night that one summer after the ice cream social—wait, that didn't happen to you? Want to play game after game of dodgeball, learn to shoot like Katniss and redeem your childhood color war loss? Do it—no counselor will force you to go swim in the lake instead. Want to sunbathe, make friendship bracelets and sit around a campfire? You can do that too—no required activities here besides summer fun. This camp is located just far enough out of Los Angeles to feel like you've escaped the crowds and not so far that you'll get homesick. But who's really going to get homesick when there's an open bar all. weekend. long?
Dates: Oct. 1-4 (sold out), Oct. 9-12
Cost: $450 as part of a group, $475 single registration, $750 for a private, 2-person cabin
Here's a grown-up fact: Getting a job, paying bills and doing adult duties don't make s'mores taste any less good. Archery, sailing and arts & crafts don't get any less fun, and capture the flag can be just as thrilling—if not more—when there's beer and real, raw, grown-up pride attached to that flag. Still not convinced? It's a good thing that summer camps for adults have grown in popularity over the last few years, mostly in response to our hyper-connected lives. These five summer camps in California will let you step away from your iPhone and pick up a tennis racket, canoe paddle or marshmallow instead.
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