Who said summer camp was just for kids? Whether you could use a screen-free weekend or you’re obsessed with Wet Hot American Summer, the Poconos-based camp, Camp Bonfire, is back for its second year ever. The first summer session will unfold June 10–12 and our friends at Brooklyn Brewery have signed on for the fun, acting as its newest sponsor.
So, what’s the deal with this adults-only camp? Founders Benjamin Camp and Jacob Winterstein—who actually met at a summer camp—created Camp Bonfire for adults (21 & up) who are looking to truly escape and revisit the sense of fun and adventure of summer. The camp features a picturesque lake, fun-loving counselors, Capture the Flag, canoeing, cabin living, archery … you know, all the camp magic that makes a long weekend feel like a lifetime.
Sure, there will be plenty of bonfires—Brooklyn beers included—plus three full technology-free days. Other activities include: zip-line, night hikes, lake swim, canoeing, kayaking, standing paddle board, climbing wall, glow frisbee, basketball, dodge ball, crew olympics, fire building, survival skills, soccer, archery, sing-a-longs, a talent show, plant prints, terrarium building, cooking, shelter building, lanterns, poetry, freestyle rapping, letter writing, friendship bracelets, music, charcoal drawing, dancing and much more. (You can also scout a sample schedule here.)
Click here to register your spot. Early bird standard camp registration ends May 1 and starts at $449, which includes a bed in a cabin (gender-divided and co-ed cabins available), meals, snacks, drinks, activities. Latecomer registration ends May 31, starting at $499 and including all of standard amenities.
Camp Bonfire is located 2.5 hours from Philadelphia and New York City at Lake Owego, in the Poconos (1687 Route 6, Greeley). Parking at the camp is available for a small fee and arranged affordable bus transportation is available from Philadelphia & New York.
Photos: Paul Gargagliano