5 Adult Summer Camps Where You Can Unleash Your Inner Kid

Think zip lines, nature hikes and the occasional beer.

Anyone who went to summer camp as a kid is bound to feel nostalgic for those carefree days of hiking, making crafts and bonding with new friends. The good news is that adult summer camps have become a thing in recent years, offering classic camp activities with a few grown-up twists.

From coast to coast, here are five camps that let you relive those childhood summer nights, with the option to do yoga, mix cocktails and more.

Camp No Counselors, more than 15 locations nationwide
Camp No Counselors takes childhood activities to the extreme in over 15 locations including New York, California, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Illinois: Campers might play a human version of "Hungry, Hungry Hippos" or brave a mega-sized slip-n-slide with beer at the end. Themed late-night costume parties come with an open bar, naturally.
$525 to $699 for four days
Camp runs May through October, 2017 in various locations
Soul Camp, New York and California
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This wellness-focused camp is all about coming together and embracing your inner kid through activities like meditation, dance, making dreamcatchers and talks by wellness experts. Talent shows and late-night discos make the bonding last all night.
$1,299 for five days
Soul Camp New York: Aug. 23-27, 2017
Soul Camp California: Oct. 24-28, 2017
Camp Bonfire, Pennsylvania
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Not far from either New York City and Philadelphia, this camp in the Poconos Mountains lets you mix and match your schedule of classic activities like shelter building, canoeing and capture the flag. Niche offerings include terrarium building and taekwondo, and there's plenty of time for beer by the fire.
$399 to $500 for three days
Session 1: June 16-18, 2017
Session 2: Sept. 8-10, 2017
Camp Grounded, California
Phones, laptops and digital gadgets are forbidden at this camp in California's redwood forests. For activities, campers choose from 25 "playshops," ranging from the basics (hiking, archery and a ropes course, for example) to the unexpected (Lego building, laughter yoga and Thai massage class).
$695 for four days
Session I: May 19-22, 2017
Session II (sold out): May 26-29, 2017
Club Getaway, Connecticut

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Water sports take center stage on these 300 lakefront acres in the Berkshires, which also boast tennis courts, zip lines and a trapeze. Weekends are themed -- there's a "young professionals" weekend, a "sports, fun and adventure" camp and a Labor Day bash -- and new friendships are encouraged with dinner parties and live music.
From $425 for three days
Multiple dates from May through October, 2017

Before You Go

Vintage Photos Of Jewish Summer Camp