When I was in high school, my camp experience happened because I signed on as kitchen crew help at Camp Laurel in Maine. I didn’t make much money, but I sure had a grand time in between setting tables and working on my biceps by lifting heavy pots and boxes. Plus, I learned to water ski for free during off hours. Back then, it was necessary to talk the camp director into hiring a girl for the job. The second summer I went back by doing laundry-a very sweet deal. It didn’t matter what time I did the laundry. I learned that if I did laundry at night, I could have the next day off. Awesome.
With so many kids growing up into adults with fond memories of summer camp, there are camps angled for adults as well. One of them, Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont, has camp-style experiences for adults meaning when you are at the adult camp, it’s just adults. Kayaking, rock climbing, and disc golf are some of the offerings.
If you are traveling with your family, this is a place where adults can do their activities while kids do theirs. Smuggler’s Notch also has a water park and a variety of things to do throughout the day or night. Some activities are organized, and some are the type where you say from one hour to the next, “What do I feel like doing now?”
If you are looking for a place to have a multi-generational family reunion, this looks like a good option. And, as you can tell from the photograph, this isn’t really a rusic getaway, but more of a resort. Still, there are several hiking and roughing it opportunities.