New Summer Camp for Adults Debuts This Summer in the Poconos



Would everyone please flip their calendars over to June 12th through 14th? I’ll wait …

Got it? Cool. Go ahead and pencil in Camp Bonfire — that’s the new summer camp for adults debuting in the Poconos this summer, and it just sounds totally awesome.

The camp is the brainchild of Philly-based theatre artist Benjamin Camp (yup, that’s his real last name) and local poet and event producer Jacob Winterstein, who forged a friendship years ago at summer camp. They decided to recreate their erstwhile camp days by creating one specifically for adults with all the traditional summer-camp trimmings: archery, hiking, canoeing, dodgeball, a ropes course, capture the flag and, yes, nightly bonfires.

A sample schedule on the Camp Bonfire website also says they may offer first-thing-in-the-morning yoga classes and trail runs. Other tentative athletic pursuits include rock climbing, soccer, softball and tai chi.

Camp Bonfire will take place at Lake Owego in the Poconos on the aforementioned weekend, and is open to anyone 21 and over. Campers can sign up for all-male, all-female or mixed-gender cabins.

Right now, they’re running an early bird sign-up special of $339 for the entire weekend, inclusive of lodging, the weekend’s meals and snacks, drinks and activities. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free meal options are available (just indicate your preferences when you register). Parking will be available for a small fee for the weekend and organizers are arranging for affordable bus transportation.

Early-bird registration runs through February 28th. After that date, the price jumps to $489.

Sign up and get more info here.

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