Did you ever go to summer camp? I had my only summer camp experience when I was in high school. Other opportunities presented themselves before that, but I was too shy and frankly, chicken, to give them a try. But in high school I went to a week long art camp held at Northern Illinois University, which turned out to be my alma mater. The worst part about it was that it was held during the NBA Finals in which the Chicago Bulls were aiming for their third championship. While they clinched, I was in a hallway making drawings with chalk. But the best part were the friends I met, the things I learned (I remember taking a cartooning class that was pretty fun), and the confidence I gained by stretching myself beyond my comfort zone.
Perhaps you, like I, thought that summer camps were reserved only for kids. Not so.
GrownUpCamps.com is a directory of all sorts of (and I quote): Fantasy camps, recreational adventures, sports programs, learning vacations & more for the adult traveler!
You can stay at a dude ranch in Wyoming, enroll in an adult Space Camp in Alabama, or see if you can make the grade at a winery cooking school in Canada. Who said kids get to have all the summer camp fun? Now is a good time to start making some summer plans. One of the best ways to stay childlike is to meet new friends, learn new things, and stretch beyond your comfort zone. Something summer camps are pretty good at.