I’m a big fan of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics and recently found her on Instagram. As I thumbed through her pics I came across one of her at a showcase for the Girls Rock Camp here in Atlanta which is a six-day camp for young girls providing creative expression through music. Awesome, right? Well, what’s awesome-er is that they also have a Ladies Rock Camp which is a mini version of their summer program, where grownup girls get to form bands, play instruments, write songs and perform! I’m all over this! Ladies Rock Camp is also the annual fundraiser for the Girls Rock Camp as all proceeds from LRC support GRCATL. Two birds, one stone. Yeah-yer!
I signed up for Ladies Rock Camp 2015 but since it’s held in February there was still a void for my summer plans. Yet the discovery of LRC led me on a search to find other summer camp type organizations for adults. What I found was pure splendid deliciousness! Here are my top five findings:
Camp Grounded is a self-proclaimed digital detox (their motto is “disconnect to reconnect”) where adults are stripped of all technology and prohibited from partaking in any of the drudgery that most likely funded your stay. There are tons of activities to choose from ranging from creative writing and candle making to permaculture and solar carving. Camp Grounded is located two and a half hours north of San Francisco in the Anderson Valley wine country on the grounds of Camp Navarro.
Glamping at its finest! Oooh mama like! This campground is about 10 minutes from the entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Its serene landscape is quiet enough to make you think that you’re in seclusion yet there is an onsite restaurant and a ton of activities to enjoy. This could be a trip to include the kid, as their Safari tents sleep up to 2 adults and 2 kids. On second thought, I think not.
Soul Camp appears to be like a hippie fest, minus the drugs and alcohol. This camp is all about “fitness, yoga, nutrition and transformation”. It’s all about being active and healthy and what not, but the good thing is that you’re not obligated to participate in all of the activities that are offered. You will be accommodated with the perfect action to chill-out ratio.
Seriously, I would do this just to defy gravity!
If by some miraculous chance I lose 50 lbs. by next summer, this is where I’ll be. This looks like the place where the beautiful people careen, wearing next to nothing and speaking the latest lingo. Okay, let’s be real, this is not for my age group. If MTV had a summer camp, this would probably be it. I might just end up here for shits and giggles.
I don't know what my choice will be, but I'll be sure to keep you guys posted. And if you've ever been to any of these camps or any camp like it post any tidbits you may have in the comments below!