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Don't let the kids have all the fun, attend a camp for adults

Camps aren’t just for kids these days, and many offer much more than a place to sleep! For example, here are five camps accredited by the American Camp Association for adults, families and groups that are sure to please everyone in your pack. Some camps offer hotel-style accommodations, meals, spiritual programs and services for people with special needs. Gather your team and get to the great outdoors this summer while still retaining your creature comforts - and be sure to let Trailways take your group door-to-door. Here are five camps that are a cut above:

Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center - Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas is a beautiful city in the heart of the south, not far from mountains and springs, making it a great location for a summer camp getaway. Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center is one of the largest camps in the nation and has all the bells and whistles of a classic summer camp experience, such as hiking, swimming, fishing and more. As a Presbyterian faith camp, the festivities will include bible studies and stories shared around the campfire. For all ages, the Family Camp is the best option. It’s designed specifically to be relaxing for adults and fun for kids – so everyone gets what they want! Adults will especially enjoy the hotel-style rooms that are available in Brown Center, complete with linens and WiFi. As the staff there is proud to tell you, “Ferncliff is more than a camp, it is a center of mission and ministry focused on creating a positive difference in the world.”

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Kirchenwald - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Nestled in the forests of southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lutheran Corporation of Central Pennsylvania runs three unique camping facilities that provide a chance to reconnect with nature and God. Kirchenwald is one of these special retreats that welcomes campers back to the timberland every summer for the last 50 years. Kirchenwald is proud to offer two different types of camp events that include adults. Family Camp is open to all family members and will encourage bonding and faith-building, all while enjoying the staples of a camp trip, like canoeing, outdoor games and more. Adults seeking a more laid-back camp experience without the kids will enjoy Adult B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Crafts) for a chance to explore your creative side.

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Camp Aranzazu Inc. – Rockport, Texas
Not every camping experience has to happen deep in the woods. On Copano Bay in Texas, you’ll find Camp Aranzazu, a fully ACA-accredited camp that is accessible for all. Having fun and experiencing the ecologically-rich landscape is second nature at Camp Aranzazu since 2006, and they have served over 23,000 campers since then. Campers enjoy all the typical camping activities, but can also enjoy a ropes course, yoga, and beach activities like sailing and beachcombing. One thing that makes this camp so special is that during the summertime, they exclusively host children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses. The facilities are fully capable of caring for those in need while also giving them the freedom to experience camp in whatever way they want. Camping is always a special time to make memories and bond with others, and your group can share that experience during Spring, Fall and Winter on the gulf coast of Texas.

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Sunset Lake Camp - Wilkeson, Washington
“Coming to camp should be a little taste of heaven”, and that’s what Sunset Lake Camp strives to be. The foothills of majestic Mount Rainier in Washington State make a great setting for reconnecting with your family and God at this Seventh Day Adventist faith-based retreat. For nearly 60 years, the lake has welcomed people from all walks of life for summer camp or retreat season. For older campers, Sunset Lake has hosted churches, youth groups, schools and civic organizations – so your group is sure to find what they are looking for. Lodging is available in different style cabins, guest rooms and even RV sites. Many different options for group activities and meeting spaces are available as well. Whatever your group wants to do, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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No matter your age, summer calls us to get outside and explore. There are many ways to be adventurous or relax in nature’s scenery, and going away to camp is one of the best. The days of canoeing, outdoor games and s'mores are enjoyed by all at these great camping locations. Find other options all over the country at acacamps.org.

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