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Relive the glory days at a booze-soaked adult summer camp

Written by
Jillian Anthony

If you ever went to summer camp as a kid, you know those precious weeks spent lakeside were some of the most fun of your life. You played in the mud during thunderstorms, learned to sail and shoot an arrow, had a boyfriend you held hands with for three days before you switched to another one and sang songs you still remember by the campfire. 

Now you're an adult and your life is all work and emails and commuting. And booze, which is a good addition. But Camp No Counselors wants to get that summer camp feeling back in your life. You and your friends can take a long weekend to the woods of Albany to travel back in time, with water sports, color wars, a talent show and other favorite parts of your childhood camp memories—but with the added benefits of dance parties with live DJs, co-ed cabins and alcohol at every turn. It's gonna get weird. 

This summer's New York camp weekends are at Southwoods camp on May 28-31 and Sept 4-7, and you can register now. It's $475 for an all-inclusive weekend including lodging, roundtrip transportation, all meals (and plenty of s'mores), open bar all weekend, nightly theme parties, water slides, and all the fun camp activities (rope courses, water skiing, capture the flag, oh my!) you can handle. Think of the friendship bracelets! And don't worry, no scary murderers allowed—everyone is vetted through the online application process.

Check out a typical camp day, and tell me this isn't a true life midsummer night's dream:

9:00 - 10:00am: Breakfast (Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Fresh fruit bar & yogurt, Toast bar, Cereal, Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea and of course Mimosas and Bloody Mary's!)

10:30 - 11:30pm: Morning activity period 1 (choose between ropes course, capture the flag, the blob, arts 'n crafts and many more activities)

11:30 - 12:30pm: Morning activity period 2 (choose between water skiing, tubing, free swim and many more activities)

1:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch (Barbecued grilled chicken, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Coleslaw, Potato salad, baked beans, Fresh salad bar, Soup of the day, Juice, Water and of course a selection of beer and wine)

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon activity period 1 (choose between hike, wake-boarding, archery, sunbathing and many more activities)

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Afternoon activity period 2 (choose between hike, friendship bracelet weaving, slip 'n slide, dodgeball and many more activities)

5:00 - 6:30pm: Nap/shower/relax or maybe we'll surprise you with a camp-wide scavenger hunt

6:30 - 7:30pm: Happy Hour

7:30 - 8:30pm: Dinner (Grilled skirt steak, roasted vegetables, baked rosemary potatoes, fresh salad bar, dinner rolls, Banana Cake, Juice, Water and a full open bar)

8:30 - 10:00: Camp-wide activity (talent show etc.)

10:00pm - 2am: Dance party

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