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5 Adult Summer Camps Where You Can Unleash Your Inner Kid

Think zip lines, nature hikes and the occasional beer.
05/15/2017 09:15am ET | Updated May 30, 2017

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.

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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).
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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.
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