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The Short Version: If you’re looking for a place to get away, you can’t do much better than Club Getaway, an adult summer camp tucked in the Berkshire mountains of Connecticut. This adventure resort offers 300 acres of fun from the lake activities to the aerial park. Club Getaway has a range of entertaining games and outdoor activities for adults on vacation. You can start your day with a nature hike, cool off by going paddle boarding, and then take a salsa dancing class to mix things up. The staff puts a wacky twist on traditional camp games, so you can participate in a round of Capture the Keg or Bloody Mary Bingo. From start to finish, Club Getaway makes sure guests are never bored or lonely because the staff provides a full schedule of events to pique anyone’s interest. Club Getaway’s friendly atmosphere is ideal for daters looking to relax, make friends, and feel young again.
A few years ago, Ashley Casillo and her husband spent their Fourth of July weekend at Club Getaway in Connecticut, and they were blown away by the adult camp’s delicious food, friendly staff, and wacky activities. Everything from the food to the accommodations exceeded their expectations. They made fast friends with other people as they went to parties, participated in outdoor games and water sports, and pretty much relived the best parts of childhood for a weekend.
“We lived like kids again without responsibilities and danced the nights away with the amazing bands and parties that outdid themselves each night. Can’t recommend Club Getaway enough,” Ashley said.
Club Getaway has wowed many guests with its festive atmosphere and fun activities. The 300-acre adventure resort is a home away from home for outgoing singles, couples, and families seeking a good old-fashioned summer camp experience — for grown-ups.
From bike trails to zip lines, the resort has just about anything you could wish for in terms of outdoor activities, including an aerial park. What’s more, the staff organizes sensational activities for adults, including beer pong, slip-and-slide kickball, and Cards Against Humanity tournaments. It’s easy to bond with someone special while playing poker, Ultimate Frisbee, or Geronimo, so Club Getaway is ideal for couples hoping to reconnect and for singles hoping to make friends and maybe meet someone.
“Our whole mission is to develop a community through shared experience,” said David Schreiber, Chief Adventure Officer at Club Getaway. “We want our guests to do fun things — maybe some things they’ve never done before — and experience pure freedom.”
When you stay at Club Getaway, you’re housed in rustic cabins with all the creature comforts you need, including air conditioning and a luxury memory-foam mattress. You also have your own private bathroom. David described the cabins as rustic chic. They help adults relax and get in the mood for adventure — without making anyone rough it too much.
“It’s a very clean, comfortable place to stay, and the food is delicious. With everything we do, we try to go beyond the expectations of guests,” he said.
Although it is delightfully comfortable, guests likely won’t be spending much time in their cozy accommodations because there’s simply too much to do out of doors.
You can relax on large water rafts on the lake or get your heart racing on the bungee trampoline. Club Getaway makes a point to have a variety of engaging activities, so you’re bound to find something to tempt you to have a wonderful time. Whether you enjoy archery, rock climbing, kayaking, dodgeball, or basically any sport, you’ll find all kinds of games going on here. There are even dance classes and golf lessons.
Club Getaway has dozens of adventure elements to explore alongside someone special. Whether you’re taking an intimate hike through Kent or joining a water balloon fight on the green, you will have plenty of opportunities to build friendships and strengthen relationships in a dynamic setting.
David estimated that about 60% of the guests who come to Club Getaway are single, but, of course, some events attract more single folks than others. The Weekends for Young Professionals, for instance, tends to attract a particular type of go-getter who usually shows up solo or with friends. Up to 300 guests come together during these fun events.
Club Getaway has hosted special weekends for entrepreneurs, for Gen Xers, for LGBTQ people, and for other like-minded groups. The Gilmore Girls Festival saw a lot of women showing up to fangirl over their favorite TV show. The John Waters weekend had movie buffs coming together to talk about their favorite scenes in “Hairspray” or “Cry-Baby.”
Generally, the vacationers who show up to this adventure resort do so because they’re looking for an escape. They want to spend a nostalgic vacation listening to campfire stories, singing karaoke, and doing arts and crafts.
David told us the camp’s staff like to put an adult twist on many old classics, such as in the Capture the Keg game and Bloody Mary Bingo, because it makes adult guests feel like they’re getting away with something as they break the rules of traditional summer camps for children.
The weekend includes a dance party where couples can let loose and come closer together while singles flirt with one another on the dance floor. These dances inspire romance, so you can feel like a teenager again as you run off to your cabin with a love interest.
Club Getaway also impresses guests with themed dinners on certain nights. You can play Mad Hatter at an “Alice in Wonderland” inspired tea party, or you can dig into lobsters at New-England-style lobster fest. Such events give daters something to talk about and savor together.
“When you come here, we want to give you permission to have fun,” David said. “We give people opportunities to let loose and enjoy themselves.”
Club Getaway is a cherished getaway for many vacationers. You can read their testimonials to get a sense of how much people adore this place. “Everyone should head to Club Getaway at least once,” said a Wanderlust in the City article. “It will make you feel like a kid again.”
The Club Getaway team facilitates good times in everything they do. They’re always the first on the dance floor at parties and eager to make introductions for guests traveling alone. “We see it as a giant community,” David said. “Our staff members should remind you of the best friends you ever had — or the best friends you wish you had.”
“I was so happy that everyone seemed to embrace the energy and spirit of the event.” — Michael Malone, a guest at Club Getaway
“This was the nicest weekend I have had in a very long time,” said Michael Malone in a Facebook review of Club Getaway. “I cannot say one negative thing about my stay. All of your staff were extremely friendly and helpful and it felt genuine, not forced.”
Eric Nurbin said he was particularly impressed with the time and care the team took to plan every event. He also enjoyed the meals at the camp. “Club Getaway is the best place to enjoy a weekend away while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime,” Eric said. “This is not camping — you stay in cabins with AC and electricity — and the food is not hamburgers and hot dogs — you are eating steak, fish, chicken, and almost every type of other foods.”
“Our goal is really simple,” David told us. “We want our guests to spontaneously skip as they walk along. If they’re having such a great time, they’re skipping, we know we’ve done our job.”
Going to Club Getaway is a memorable way to unwind with someone you love. Ashley and her husband said they intend on returning to the adventure resort soon in hopes of recapturing all those good feelings of being young and carefree.
From cardio kickboxing to cooking classes, Club Getaway offers a range of dynamic activities in a summer-camp atmosphere. You can do pretty much any outdoor sport, you can dance the night away, you can enjoy themed parties, and you can even tie the knot here. It’s a terrific atmosphere for everyone. Singles make fast friends, couples create lasting memories, and families enjoy leisure time together during their stay at Club Getaway.
“We provide an environment where people can come have a good time and escape the daily grind,” David said. “We make magic happen here.”