If you were hoping to find some sort of lurid reference to "adults" cavorting and/or camping in the woods, this is not the post you're looking for -- please move along.
However, if you are an adult -- fully developed, mature and grown-up -- and you'd like to go camping, have I got a deal for you!
Forget "dude camps" or pretending you're a baseball star or entering that Shuffleboard Mania Contest.
Sure, it's fun for older folks to date girls too young to have heard of The Beatles or boys who drive replica Hot Wheels cars. But there's more to life than that!
Grab your Coumadin, your blood pressure and pain meds, kick your tasteless diet to the curb and head for the 100-Mile-Wilderness with our friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Not feeling up to carrying all your gear? I understand, Bunkie. I'm retired too. There are times I get weary myself -- especially after blasting through the mountains on my sport/touring motorcycle or travelling from Georgia to Maine covering the AT.
Don't carry your own pack, if you don't want to. Con one of your grandchildren into lugging all your junk for you! Pretend you're too old to do it yourself. If that scam doesn't work, tease them into thinking you're rich and that you're considering paying for their college education, sending them to Europe with their worthless friends, and giving them downpayments for their own "pads."
Then, head to the hills ... before you're too old to get over them. Enjoy some of the best hiking and year-round excursions in the company of other active adults.
AMC's five-night adult adventure camps in Maine and New Hampshire offer comfortable accommodations, spectacular mountain views, and guided activities designed especially for active adults.
Their all-inclusive Adult Adventure Camps offer a unique experience in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains or in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness, led by AMC's expert staff.
Rock a week of guided activities, outdoor skills programs, special evening programs and more in the company of other active adults before you kick. (Too strenuous? Seriously? This wouldn't be a bad way to go, if you ask me.)
This all-inclusive package of outdoor activities for adults includes lodging, meals, guided outdoor programs, and evening programs.
A week in the 100-Mile-Wilderness will give you a lifetime of memories too. Especially if you're as old as I am and your memory is half as bad.
C'mon! What have you got to lose? Click on the link below before your kids find out.
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