Adult summer camp
I briefly considered bringing a rolling suitcase so I could accommodate the entire packing list: running shoes, sandals, bug spray, sunscreen, multiple hot-weather tank tops plus a few fleece sweaters for cold nights, a Wonder Woman costume, a Woodstock costume, heart-shaped sunglasses.I stopped short at one of the suggested items — “tribal tattoos” — because I’m not a fucking idiot.It felt like a lot to carry in a backpack, but I was more concerned about being teased for bringing luggage into the woods.I was heading to Camp No Counselors, a three-day summer camp for adults with locations across North America, complete with activities, dance parties, and open bars.Choose from our menu of sports, adventure, and leisure activities.But, make sure to leave some time to kick back and relax with new friends.Everyone here, thus far, is very drunk: The six Floridians in front of me, the 14-person (14!
Everyone’s here for the same reasons you are – to have an amazing weekend and meet fun, interesting people, like you.
The older we get, the harder it becomes to make friends, or to develop real human connections with strangers, particularly as we get further from school, the place where human connection was mandatory for survival.
By your mid-twenties, you can largely live your life knowing the same three people in your same industry, in your little corner of the world.
Camp No Counselors started as a camp weekend in 2013, the brainchild of founder Adam Tichauer, when he first rented a campground for himself and his “20 closest friends.” The camp required a minimum of 30 people to be booked entirely, so he told his friends to invite their friends, and it ballooned to 90 people.
“This group became the best of friends” and stayed friends long after the camp weekend was over, he says.