Did you go to sleep-away camp growing up? I never did because–nerd alert–I was busy dreaming about becoming the next Nancy Kerrigan at summer skating school. Those six hour training days were filled with plenty of camaraderie, but sometimes I do feel like I missed out on a great American pastime–especially after listening to this This American Life podcast on the subject on a recent road trip home.
If you’re also experiencing camp FOMO (fear of missing out for the acronym uninitiated), fear not, I’ve found the solution: a visit to Camp Wandawega. Originally founded in 1925, the resort has a storied past which includes stints as a speakeasy, brothel, and Latvian church camp. Today, it’s been lovingly restored to old-school summer camp glory.
Glamping this is not, so be sure to read their Low Brow Manifesto (genius!) before booking your trip. Potential for spiders in the showers aside, I think Camp Wandawega is worth adding to my ‘to-visit’ list. Campfires and color wars, anyone?