Head back to your childhood roots at this adults-only summer camp

You’re never too old for s’mores and campfire songs.

NOC rafting

Prepare to get splashed.

Photo via Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Find yourself reminiscing about your summer camp days? If you miss the childlike wonder of singing songs with your friends, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and exploring the outdoors, then we have great news for you.

It’s not too late to relive those memories, thanks to Camp Wesser, an adults-only summer camp hosted by the Nantahala Outdoor Center. This Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., adults ages 21+ can play like kids again — but this time with beer.

Camper itinerary

The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a fully guided whitewater rafting excursion on the Nantahala River. Pro tip: bring an extra set of clothes and shoes for when you return because, after working up an appetite on the river, campers head to Big Wesser Riverside Pub for lunch — no mess hall vibes here.

Post-lunch, glide across Fontana Lake on a stand-up paddleboard or a sit-on-top kayak from 1 to 3 p.m. If you’re looking for more of an adrenaline rush, thrill-seekers can opt for a journey through the Zip Line Adventure Park & Ropes Course.

Person going through the Zipline Adventure Park and Ropes Course

Take a trip through the trees at the Zipline Adventure Park and Ropes Course.

Photo via Nantahala Outdoor Center

Come 5 p.m., it’s time to get your competitive juices flowing for the New Belgium Beer Olympics. Think you may get carried away during the games? Lodging and accommodations are available with campers receiving a 10% discount using the code CAMP23.

The day wraps up with a summer camp classic — a bonfire with plenty of s’mores. Satisfy your sweet tooth while listening to live music at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Riverside Stage.

Ready to go?

Reserve your spot at Camp Wesser by purchasing a ticket, priced at $150. Prepare for an unforgettable day by browsing the detailed schedule and checking out tips on what to wear and bring for each adventure.

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