According to GrownUpCamps.com there are over 800 camps geared toward American adults. Not all are your traditional summer camps where you roast marshmallows over a campfire as you sing Kumbaya and tell scary stories. Maybe you want to improve a skill, learn something new, or just take a break from reality. While some of these grown-up summer camps offer the traditional camp experience, others offer experiences that really out there (I mean REALLY OUT THERE). From the traditional camper experience, to running away with the circus, there is a summer camp out there for everyone. Check some of the really unique camps that we found:
Zombie Survival Course, New Jersey
Learn to protect your brains! This camp teaches you the skills that you need to survive a zombie apocalypse. It is fully equipped to train campers over a 1-3 day period in mixed martial arts, melee weapons, cross bows, and firearms, as well as on how to collect, prepare, and store emergency supplies.
Coney Island Sideshow School, New York
Work making you crazy? Need to step out of the box and really let loose? What better way to let loose than running away with the circus? Campers learn how to charm a snake, swallow a sword, and even eat fire at the Coney Island Sideshow School.
Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp, Nationwide
You got a guitar when you were a kid and grew up wanting to be a rock star, but ended up crunching numbers in a cube instead. No worries, at Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy camp you will be grouped in to bands and perform original songs just like all the rock stars! If you’re lucky, you may even get to perform with an actual rock star! We have a similar camp here in Atlanta geared toward women. Ladies Rock Camp offers women the chance to find their inner rock star!
Would you ever consider going to a grown-up summer camp in lieu of your traditional vacation? If you did, would you prefer to go to learn something new, or are you looking to do something that’s really bizarre and out there?