Okay, so for real, this is awesome. This summer, Allerton is offering Camp Lost Garden, a weekend long summer camp for grown ups. It has fun kid summer camp things, such as:
- Capture the flag
- A campfire with s’mores
- Relay races
But also, there’s booze, in the form of a Bloody Mary bar, cocktail crafting workshop, and “boots and brews” hiking. And you can sleep inside in a bed if you want. You can tent camp too, if you want to be super adventurous, but I’m here for all things camping then a nice air conditioned room and a comfy bed each night. Also, my daughter and I stayed overnight at Allerton a couple of years ago, and realized just how dark and maybe a little scary it gets at nighttime. But if you want to sleep on the ground in the dark night, then you do you.
Camp Lost Garden is June 23-25, and it’s $250 per camper. That includes all activities, meals, snacks, and drinks. Your lodging must be purchased separately, and it’s $100 a night for a room (which is a discounted rate), and $20 for tent camping. You can find the full activity schedule on Allerton’s website.