For most of the summer season, Southwoods is one of the most desired camps on the east coast folks of a certain income bracket like to send their children to on. Those kids enjoy an amazing four week adventure on the shores of pristine Paradox Lake.
The decades old co-ed camp prides itself on its quality programs, and, according to their brochure, “a handpicked, mature and motivated staff who teach, inspire, comfort and foster life-long memories and friendships.”
Campers are immersed in a wonderful variety of outdoor, waterfront, arts and sports programs.
But fast forward to the end of the season, where Southwoods provides an entirely different experience -- for adults! The 20 something set gets to experience a booze filled three day sleepaway camp. The company running the operation goes by the moniker “Camp No Counselors” and operates in several states.
It was inspired by a group of friends who gathered back in the summer of 2013 to capture the freedom of what their collective summer camp experiences had been like -- but without the counselors!
Sure, there’s traditional events like capture the flag, arts programs and all types of water sports. But the orange juice at breakfast contains champagne and the tomato juice, vodka.
That’s on top of the all-day open bar and an all-night dance party. New York's Time Out magazine has the story here, with the headline: “Relive the glory days at a booze-soaked adult summer camp”.
So what's it like at "Camp No Counsellors"? Here’s a typical day at the Adult Southwoods retreat.
9:00 - 10:00am: Breakfast (Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Fresh fruit bar & yogurt, Toast bar, Cereal, Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea and of course Mimosas and Bloody Mary's!)
10:30 - 11:30pm: Morning activity period 1 (choose between ropes course, capture the flag, the blob, arts 'n crafts and many more activities)
11:30 - 12:30pm: Morning activity period 2 (choose between water skiing, tubing, free swim and many more activities)
1:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch (Barbecued grilled chicken, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Coleslaw, Potato salad, baked beans, Fresh salad bar, Soup of the day, Juice, Water and of course a selection of beer and wine)
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon activity period 1 (choose between hike, wake-boarding, archery, sunbathing and many more activities)
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Afternoon activity period 2 (choose between hike, friendship bracelet weaving, slip 'n slide, dodgeball and many more activities)
5:00 - 6:30pm: Nap/shower/relax or maybe we'll surprise you with a camp-wide scavenger hunt
6:30 - 7:30pm: Happy Hour
7:30 - 8:30pm: Dinner (Grilled skirt steak, roasted vegetables, baked rosemary potatoes, fresh salad bar, dinner rolls, Banana Cake, Juice, Water and a full open bar)
8:30 - 10:00: Camp-wide activity (talent show etc.)
10:00pm - 2am: Dance party
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