WE BELIEVE IN FUN, IN KEEPING THE SUMMER CAMP SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AND PLAY IN OUR LIVES. OUR SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS IS AN ENERGIZING, WEEKEND LONG, ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE OF NATURE, COMMUNITY, AND PLAY.
We’ve got a lake, fun-loving counselors, capture the flag, canoeing, cabin living, archery, climbing walls, and the camp magic that makes a long weekend feel like a lifetime.
Camp Bonfire is technology-free and guided by three values:
Invite – Create an inclusive community.
Adventure – Try something outside of your comfort zone.
Inspire – Be your radiant self.
Join us this summer! We’re only 2.5 hours from Philly and New York with buses running from each city. Adults who are 21-121 years old are invited to attend (121+ year olds please contact us about special pricing). A portion of every sale will be donated to Camp Sojourner – Girls Leadership Camp.
We believe in fun, in keeping the summer camp spirit of community and play in our lives.We’re not here to fix you, cleanse you or launch you. We think you’re fantastic just the way you are. We’re here to be at summer camp, a place to relax, have adventures and connect.
We believe that great joy can be found in nature and each other. Camp Bonfire is guided by three values.
|Invite Create an inclusive community.
At Camp Bonfire, we invite each other to eat together, go for a hike, take a canoe ride, skip rocks on the lake…you get it. Accept or decline, it’s up to you.
|Adventure Try something outside of your comfort zone.
Some folks conquer a fear of heights on the rock climbing wall, others take up painting for the first time. For some people spending an hour relaxing in hammock can be a challenge. Whatever your adventure, you’ll find it at Camp Bonfire.
|Inspire Be your radiant self.
Want to wear a cape the entire time? Cool. Ready to skip everywhere you go? We’re down. Want to show off your kick-ass listening skills with some new friends at the bonfire? Listen away. When you shine your best self onto camp, others will be inspired to do the same.
The few exceptions to “You’re a grown-ass adult, do what you want.”
Respect yourself and others. Adults of all genders, colors, ages, sexualities, backgrounds and experiences are welcome. We’re looking forward to you joining us in creating a caring and fun community. We also want you to take good care of yourself. If you want to step away and go for a quiet walk in the woods or take a nap by the lake, please do.
Adults only. Only adults 21 or older are permitted to attend this event. So far, our youngest camper was 21 and our oldest 78. No pets or children allowed. Unless your pet or child is a teddy bear.
No technology outside of the designated area. We want camp to be a place that exists in the moment. If you’d like we can securely store your technology for the duration of camp. Don’t worry, we’ll have a great photographer and a number people back home can call in an emergency.
Skip the small talk. Instead, make Large Talk. We believe life is too short for small talk.
Instead of asking questions like “what do you do?” we encourage campers to ask questions like “what’s something that has brought you joy lately?” We’ll have starter Large Talk questions around camp.
Enthusiastic Consent. Camp can be a fantastic place to meet someone that you’re excited to touch. Great! Now find out if that person wants to be touched, by asking. Enthusiastic Consent is verbal, physical and continuous.
No outside drink. If you want to get wasted and play flip cup all day, this isn’t the camp for you. We’ll provide drinks in the evening.
No illegal drugs. Your counselors want to play kickball and write poetry, not feed you orange slices and wait for you to come down. If you break this rule we must eject you from camp.
No smoking outside of the (different) designated area. We’ll have a marked outdoor area for people who need to smoke. Please don’t smoke anywhere else.
No outside food. You don’t want critters and bugs in your cabin. We’ll provide six healthy and filling meals, some drinks in the evening and lots of snacks. Exceptions may be made for people with specific dietary needs.
Camp Bonfire is all-inclusive so that we can leave our wallets behind and all enjoy the same great camp experience that’s focused on what we do and not what we spend. Activities, lodging, meals, snacks, drinks, t-shirt and digital photo downloads are all included.
There are over 30 activities to choose from. You can mix and match your schedule and do what you want. There is scheduled free-time and you can always take your own.
All of the cabins have indoor bathrooms and showers, single beds, and mattresses. Unless you rent linens from us, you’ll be responsible for bringing a sleeping bag or bedding and a pillow.
When you register, you’ll indicate whether you would like an all-men, all-women, or any-gender bunk, and whether you’re part of a group. We will assign cabins, doing everything we can to place groups together. Singles are common and welcome!
If you come with a love or find a new one, we ask that you use the many acres of forest to express that love (with enthusiastic consent) and not your cabin that has 10 other people in it.
Think of your favorite camp food, upgraded for your adult palate- healthy and delicious comfort food. Every meal will have a salad bar and a variety of options, and will be served buffet style so that everyone gets their fill. Snacks also available throughout the day. You can indicate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten or dairy free when you register.
Camp includes 6 meals, snacks, some drinks in the evening and treats.
OUR LOCATION, LAKE OWEGO, IS AN INCREDIBLE CAMP IN THE POCONOS, ABOUT 2.5 HOURS FROM PHILADELPHIA
AND NEW YORK CITY
IT’S UP TO YOU
Let us take care of you, or drive in and park.
We’ll be running a coach bus from Philadelphia and New York City, round trip – snacks included. Just get on board, and we’ll take care of you for the whole weekend. Parking is available, but limited, so we’ll be selling parking passes for those who want to drive. Remember, once you leave camp there is no re-entry.
Frequently asked questions, happily answered.
It is not.
You will be given the choice of male, female, or any gender bunks when you register. We will assign bunks, endeavoring to put you with your friends as much as possible. (But you’ll have instant cabin friends as well.) You’re responsible for bringing bedding or renting linens from us. Each cabin has its own counselor, ensuring everyone is having a great time.
Think of your favorite camp food, upgraded for your adult palate. It’s healthy and delicious comfort food. Every meal will have a salad bar and a variety of options. Food will be served buffet style so that everyone gets their fill. There will also be snacks available throughout the day. You can indicate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten or dairy free when you register. If you have a microscopic allergy, strict religious eating restrictions or are an insufferable food snob we may or may not be able to accommodate you. Please email us to find out.
Tucked into the Poconos, we’re thrilled to be hosted by Lake Owego Camp. Trees, cabins, a lake, a ropes course, great food and an archery range- it’s all there, 2.5 hours from New York and Philadelphia.
Camp Bonfire is for adults who love to have fun with other adults who love to have fun. We think one of the beautiful things about summer camp is that really different people can build a really supportive and fun loving community very quickly.More specifically…
Camp Bonfire is for people over 21. Groups of friends, couples, and singletons are all welcome- the counselors will make sure you’re meeting new people regardless of who you arrive with. Last year we had campers from 21-75 years old. Half of our campers registered with someone else. And half of them registered by themselves.
Camp Bonfire was founded by Jacob Winterstein and Benjamin Camp, long time camp people who like to spend their time organizing adventures and events. (Yes, his last name really is Camp.) Check out the counselors to see who else will be there.