NEW YORK (MainStreet) —Those of us of a certain age remember the old song “Camp Granada” by Allan Sherman, and while we might not be writing to our Muddah and Faddah – much less sending anything these days by snail mail – we might not have lost that yearning for a good time at summer camp.
Adult summer camps aren’t much different from the ones of our youth: they can still teach us new skills, help us learn new things and yes, allow us to have a little fun.
Mainstreet compiled a list of 10 adult summer camps you might find very entertaining:
1. Canine Camp Getaway: According to the American Pet Products Association, 46.3 million households claim a dog as part of the family and this camp in the Adirondack Mountains caters to you and your pooch. Dogs are welcome everywhere from the swimming pool to the bar at "Yappy Hour." Dogs can also enjoy swimming, hiking, agility and many other activities. For the pet parents, there is of course, a spa and Wi-Fi throughout the premises. Two camps, one in June and another in September. Price starts at $1,000 for the four day camp.
2. Windells: This Snowboard, Ski, Skateboard and BMX camp on Mt. Hood, Oregon, is for the outdoor adventurer. Adults are chauffeured through their session at Windell’s; transportation, food, lodging, and adults-only activities are included in registration fees. June-August. Prices start at $739, depending on the package and season.
3. Summer Classics Program: If literature is your game, the St. John’s College Summer Classics program offers attendees the chance to study and discuss the classics of literature, science, history, philosophy and opera in beautiful and culturally rich Santa Fe, New Mexico. Field trips include nature hikes, museum visits and performances of the Santa Fe Opera. July. Fees start at $1,250 + room and board.