Summer has arrived, and with it, school is out and the kids are home. Commence with the family vacations, trips to the beach, park, zoo, etc.
Let’s face it, though. Sometimes you want adult-only time.
But how? Short of sending the kids to grandma’s house or summer camp, they’re right there. All.The.Time.
Well, YOU could go to summer camp. No, seriously. There are summer camps for adults.
If you are in California, check out Camp Grounded for what looks to be an awesome weeklong “digital detox.” It’s just like camp when you were a kid, only I’m guessing with better food. They advertise a gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian menu.
Ever wanted to play in the big leagues? Check out Randy Hundley’s Baseball Camp in Mesa, Ariz., where you get to hang out and play with actual baseball players. (Spouses and families are welcomed at this camp.)
Is space travel more your thing? You’re never too old for space camp. The weekend program in Huntsville, Ala., includes model rocket construction and launch and astronaut simulators.
Ok, maybe summer camp is a bit much. We’re all busy and probably can’t find a way to escape for a day, let alone a weekend or week.
Instead, consider taking a cooking class locally. Some restaurants and stores offer classes on a sporadic basis. In Raleigh, N.C., check out La Farm Bakery for some super amazing bread-making classes . On a strict budget? Williams-Sonoma offers demonstrations at their stores for free or for a small fee.
Still can’t get away from the kids, no matter how hard you try? When in doubt, join the fun. Set up a slip & slide in the backyard, grill some burgers and channel your inner child for an afternoon. Better yet, teach the kids the art of a good water balloon fight. The teams? Parents vs. Kids.
It’s summer. Take a lesson from your kids and don’t take life so seriously. Have a little (or a lot) of fun.