These two adult camps are returning to Colorado this summer. And don’t worry, there’s still booze.

It can’t be summer without camp, right? Color wars, rock climbing, arts and crafts, talent shows — and booze.

No, these aren’t your kids’ summer camps.

Denver-based Camp Shenanigans Colorado and Los Angeles-based Camp No Counselors both debuted last year in the Centennial State, and both are returning with more camp hijinks this summer.

“In general, people in Colorado love to be outdoors,” said Adam Tichauer, who founded Camp No Counselors in 2014. “It’s the perfect group of campers.”


Both companies host two sessions in Colorado. Camp No Counselor had roughly 425 people between its two sessions and is looking at roughly the same number this year, Tichauer said. Camp Shenanigans spokeswoman Meghan Dougherty said the intimate camp saw 40 people between their two sessions last year, and currently have nearly 50 signed up.

But if you’re thinking the camps are simply for 20-year-olds, you’d be off base. Dougherty said Camp Shenanigan’s average camper was 30 and older.

Both camps are looking at similar programming this year with ropes courses, kayaking, dance parties and open bars/beer gardens, although Camp No Counselors moved its campsite to nicer facilities that include better bunks and cleaner cabins in Elbert.

If you go:

Camp Shenanigans sessions are Aug. 24-26 and Sept. 14-16 in Sedalia. Registration for the first camp closes Sunday. Register online at Each camp is $375.

Camp No Counselor’s sessions are Aug. 31-Sept. 3 and Sept. 20-23 in Elbert. Register online at The first camp costs $725 (with it being over Labor Day Weekend, Tichauer said there is a higher demand) while the second costs $650 (Late registration costs $699). Registration for the Labor Day Weekend camp closes Aug. 24.

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