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  1. Dori
    May 30, 2012

    The exact same thing happened to me the first time I use my Nike+ GPS! Luckily it never happened again after I did a factory reset. As for camps, I am a Jewish girl from Northeast Queens, so I stereotypically went to day camp on Long Island. I went to that Jewish day camp (Beth Sholom Day Camp/BSDC) my entire life. My mom always asked if I wanted to go to sleepaway and I always said no. I regret that now, although I know I was worried about my big hair without a blow dryer and also about feeling left out. I worked at that camp for a year and then worked for about 5 years at another (VERY expensive) Long Island day camp (Shibley), which was a really fun working experience. I loved it there!
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  2. Lindsey
    May 30, 2012

    Loved summer camp! I went from the time I was 7-8 until I was 17. Usually they were church camps but we still did all the fun activities, canoeing, archery, swimming, games, camp fire and more. I went usually 1-2 weeks every summer.
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  3. Faith @ For the Health of It
    May 30, 2012

    When I taught for the housing authority, we extended our hours for the summer and did a full time camp-like shpeal for the kids. SO much fun! We did seaworld, busch gardens, local parks and tons of other awesomeness – it was a blast to be a part of. I’d totally sign up for an adult summer camp!

  4. Jessica
    May 30, 2012

    I went to lots of local sports camps growing up. Cheerleading, volleyball, basketball & tennis. I never went away to a summer camp. I was too busy playing sports year round I guess!
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  5. Jessie
    May 30, 2012

    How funny that you posted this- I JUST googled my old sleep-away summer camp this morning! It looks like nothing has changed! I attended as a camper (one or two weeks each year) for 5 years and then went back at a Counselor-in-Training for one summer (one month). I regret not going back as a counselor (17 year old me couldn’t bear to leave my friends for a whole summer). It was your typical summer camp experience- cabins, group meals, swimming in the lake, canoeing, LOTS of activities and camp fires. I loved it! I still remember the silly camp songs…

    Adult summer camp sounds wonderful! I love camping with my friends now in our mid (to late…) twenties. Getting in some more kid fun before we have kids of our own!

  6. Rachel Wilkerson
    May 30, 2012

    I LOVED summer camp and would absolutely love to go back now! I’d want to do a traditional summer camp with lots of activities, but also, I think they should make Space Camp for adults. How badly did you want to go to Space Camp after it was the prize on every Nickelodeon game show?! I’d so go now.
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  7. Lindsay
    May 30, 2012

    It’s funny that you bring up adult camps. I live in the NJ/NY area and there are actually a few adult “summer camp” locations not too far away. I’ve seen livingsocial deals for one and found out about another through a friend. You pick a weekend that you want to go, stay in a cabin and have access to a ton of outdoor activities, buffets and booze. It sounds awesome!

    • Megan
      May 30, 2012

      Lindsay, I was JUST thinking that! I live in NYC, and I’ve always been intrigued by those camps. Never been though. Have you?

      • Lindsay
        May 30, 2012

        I have not but would love to!

  8. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    May 30, 2012

    haha adult summer camps would definitely be…interesting. It makes me think of the movie Couple’s Retreat πŸ˜›
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  9. Christine
    May 30, 2012

    I went to Youth Sports Camp (local week long day camp for elementary schoolers) when I was a kid, we got to try 2 different sports each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon and our counselors were high school kids that volunteered. Then in high school I was a counselor at the camp, which was very cool to come full circle with the camp!

  10. Allison
    May 30, 2012

    I’m going to try that smoothie out but without milk! Looks delicious! I only went to cheer camp, which was a blast because we stayed in college dorms. As a high schooler that was awesome. It was fun though!

  11. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    May 30, 2012

    I went to a horse back riding summer camp one year – that didn’t go over so well. My friends got super home sick and that ended up making me super home sick and we spent the week crying…

    I also went to girl scout camp as a kid which was fun! πŸ™‚
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  12. Laura is Undeterrable
    May 30, 2012

    I never did a sleep away camp. All of the camps I did were 3-5 days in length where we learned things all day. Mostly it was figure skating camps at the rink all day. Glorified babysitting πŸ™‚
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  13. Dana
    May 30, 2012

    The local all-women’s tri club here in Boston (that I’ve been thinking about joining, but haven’t found the courage) does do a tri camp. It’s a long weekend in Vermont or New Hampshire I think and the ad said they train and there’s some lectures and there’s campfires… sounds like the perfect adult summer camp!

    • Meghann
      May 30, 2012

      That sounds amazing!! Can I come? πŸ˜‰

      • Rae
        May 30, 2012

        There are TONS of tri camps everywhere….you just have to google. I’ve gone to Lake Placid for the last few years for a long weekend tri camp…SBR eat repeat repeat…so fun!! I know there are alot in Clermont FL….moreso in Feb/March though.
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    • Leah
      May 30, 2012

      There’s a tri club in Boston? Does it accept total newbies like me who have never done a tri and are borderline too scared to even register? Googling!!
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      • melissa
        May 30, 2012

        and YES! I was a tri noob when I joined – it took me quite awhile to get up the confidence to do my first. but they are really supportive of all levels – there are a LOT of first timers!

    • melissa
      May 30, 2012

      hey there! I was on this team a few years ago and came here to post about our tri camp! I went to the camp and it was a lot of fun. You bring your bike, we have exclusive use of the local Y’s pool for training (there was underwater video analysis of our stroke) – you share a condo with a few other teammates. There’s great camraderie and also some great run/bike clinics and training (helloooo, Kancamagus highway!) I highly recommend it!

  14. Grace
    May 30, 2012

    I never attended summer camp because I was always going to visit family, so an adult summer camps sounds right up my alley!
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  15. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 30, 2012

    That smoothie looks and sounds delicious! I never thought of having peanut butter with mango, but I also never thought of sweet potato + peanut butter and now I’m a fan! πŸ™‚
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  16. Elisabeth
    May 30, 2012

    I never went to sleep away camp (although, my adult cousins lived about 3 hours away on a lake in Michigan & my other cousins & I always spent a couple weeks there every summer…doing the same sort of stuff you do at camp πŸ˜‰ ), but I did go to YMCA day camp a couple of years. It lasted a week & then on Thursday night, we had a camp out overnight complete with dinner on the fire, etc. Adult camp would be pretty fun, but something even better I wish they would have as an adult…adult summer reading program at the library! I was always so psyched for that to start in the summer as a kid. I think some libraries already have one for adults, but I live in a rural area with a smaller library πŸ˜‰

  17. Sana
    May 30, 2012

    I think I would have cried if my parents sent me off to camp. Even as an adult…
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  18. Cait’s Plate
    May 30, 2012

    I did one summer of summer camp but there were tons of kids in my neighborhood so growing up there was like a built-in summer camp!
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  19. Emily N
    May 30, 2012

    I am IN for summer camp.
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  20. Leah
    May 30, 2012

    The first time I went to sleep-away camp was in high school, and I had a blast. Not many kids from my town went away to camp, though, so it wasn’t really a “thing” for us. I always did rec camps in town and learned how to play tennis and improve in softball (ha!), though. Mostly I felt like I had to do summer reading. Anyone else?
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  21. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 30, 2012

    That’s why I don’t use tracking devices…hehe πŸ˜‰
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  22. Maura @ My Healthy ‘Ohana
    May 30, 2012

    I wouldn’t have thought of the mango and PB combo, will have to try it!

    I’ve never been to summer camp, but how fun would that adult one be? ?
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  23. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    May 30, 2012

    I LOVE summer camp! I went to theatre camp for years as a kid, and now I’m lucky enough to direct and choreograph at one in the summer, so I kinda get my adult summer camp! πŸ™‚

  24. LizP
    May 30, 2012

    I went to surf camp 3 years ago in Costa Rica. It was all adults and an awesome experience. We had surf lessons twice a day, yoga, massages, photos of us surfing, breakfast and dinner were included, went atving, snorkeling, and ziplining! It was a blast!

  25. Army Amy*
    May 30, 2012

    I’m not much of a camp person – it’s way stressful for this wallflower. The only camps I attended were volleyball camps and usually I went with a friend or group. The last camp I attended, I went alone and it was so miserable. I was able to totally focus on volleyball though and my skills improved a lot.*
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  26. Hillary
    May 30, 2012

    I LOVED summer camp as a kid. I went to this awesome waterfront camp for two years—we sailed, kayaked, water skied, swam. It was so much fun, and I would go back in a heartbeat!
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  27. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    May 30, 2012

    I went to an all girls summer camp for a month every summer for 7 years and I LOVED it! That’s how I learned to sail, and where I did a lot of learning about myself. I got to be a counselor one summer, but I wish I could have just been a counselor forever! I loved that job.
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  28. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    May 30, 2012

    I used to attend a day camp when I was little, at our community center, and now I’m working at a summer camp! I worked at a summer camp for four summers in college, and this summer I am working at one again, at a private school. I’m so excited because it’s always so much fun!
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  29. Katie
    May 30, 2012

    I swear I was a professional “camper” when I was younger! A few of the camps I went to actually have family camp options that I fully intend to participate in when I have kids!
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  30. Nadine
    May 30, 2012

    I did the same Sea World camp! Stayed on Pigeon Key, dissected squid, and went snorkeling- those were the days πŸ™‚

  31. Jenkins summer camp
    May 30, 2012

    Jenkins summer camp has filled its capacity for camp counselors. We still have some spots for bartenders, fitness instructors, designated drivers, and archery coaches. Competitive salaries available.

  32. Eric Szvoboda
    March 6, 2013

    Wow that looks amazing! There are also some day camps at Laurel Hill School that are for younger kids if you want to get away with a spouse for a day! They really have enjoyed the camps and have come back with something to show!

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