StarTibune.com - Grownup Camps

March 03, 2006 – 2:50 PM

Gail Rosenblum • 612-673-7350

All grown up and still single? It's not too late to experience the heat at summer camp -- for adults. Search the Web ("summer camps adults") or inquire at one of the organizations below:

American Camp Association: The ACA works to preserve, promote and improve the camp experience. Family camps and adult camps available. 1-800-428-2267 or www.acacamps.org. (Click on the "Find a Camp" database on the home page.)

Smith College Adult Sports and Fitness Camp: This one-week camp includes sports, instruction and fitness evaluations to encourage more active lives for adults. 1-413-585-3970 or www.science.smith.edu/exer_sci/camp.

GrownUpCamps.com: A comprehensive directory of traditional, sports and fantasy camps, recreational activities and educational vacations for the adult traveler.

National Audubon Society: Weeklong camps range from Hog Island, an island off the coast of Maine, to a sky-high ranch in the Wind River Mountains of northwestern Wyoming. 1-207-781-2330 or www.maineaudubon.org/explore/camp/descriptions.shtml.

The Sierra Club: The weeklong environmental adventures combine work and pleasure, making base camp everywhere from the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge to Mount Desert Island, Maine, to Nepal. For more information, call 1-415-977-5522 or www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/.

"Camp" Camp: A full-fledged summer camp for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered adults located outside of Kezar Falls, Maine. 1-888-924-8380 or www.campcamp.com.