Spend the May Long Weekend at This Summer Camp for Grown-Ups

Swimming, campfires, craft beer and Beyoncé dance classes.

March 24, 2017

By Stacey McLachlan

Ashley Moore grew up going to summer camp, and then returned as a teenager to be counselor, but it looks like that still wasn’t enough camp for a lifetime. Together with husband and “co-captain” Nader, she’s launching Camp Camp this May long weekend: a summer camp for adults.

The Cheakamus Centre in Squamish will be home base for the weekend—the same venue that once played host to North Vancouver Outdoor School. Camp-wide events like Colour Wars and Non-Talent Shows are built into the weekend schedule, but there’s also space to fill with your own activities of choice. (“It’s a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure,” says Moore.) Blocks can be filled with classic camp stuff (canoeing! swimming! hiking!) or more city-slicker-oriented events like morning boot camp, cooking workshops with holistic nutritionist My Edible Advice and Beyoncé dance classes from RSVP 33.

And like classic camp, it’s an all-inclusive affair: your $550 registration fee covers transport to and from downtown, a bunk to lay your head, meals, snacks, and plenty of local craft beer. Score a deal if you convince three pals to come with you, but there are plenty of bunks for individual campers, too. “I’m looking forward to the energy that comes from making new friends and seeing the community come together and have fun,” says Moore. “Camp memories are some of the best.”

More info: campcamp.ca

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