YOU ARE AWESOME
Coming Aug 25-27
& Sept 1-3, 2023
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
"I regret nothing." - Ron Swanson
Unglued Summer Camp
The most epic weekend of summer since your childhood summer camp.
But in 2023 you get to choose your own Camp adventure. Wake up to trumpet calls. Sleep in ‘til breakfast with fancy pants coffee and mimosas. Learn new skillz in all our kick ass workshops taught by local makers. Skip the workshops and play kickball or sunbathe all afternoon. Join the (themed!) dance party. Or be a wallflower and sneak out for unlimited s’mores.
8th Annual Summer Camp
Our 8th Annual Unglued Summer Camp is coming atcha with TWO FREAKIN’ WEEKENDS. Yes, we’ve earned the 5 timers club jacket, went through a time warp of a pandemic and still aren't sure what year it is, and here we are. You’ll choose from Aug 25-27 or Sept 1-3, 2023 at the beautifully campy YMCA Camp Cormorant in Lake Park, MN about 50 minutes east of Fargo.
Registration is by lottery, baby, and was be open to enter June 2-5, 2023 (subject to change because #lifeiscrazyrn as I write this, but around then!).
Feast your eyes below for more information on all that is Unglued Summer Camp. More info on pricing Camp this is coming in late May along with your very favorite FAQs. Til then check out just a little info that is always Camp.
You know that amazing feeling you’d leave with after camp was done as a kid? The kind where you realize you just made the best friends ever, ran around like crazy pants to pull pranks on other cabins, played your mind out of camp games, took time to create things with your own little hands, crushed on cute camp counselors, ate somewhat crappy/awesome food, and had the best ever carefree days? (and this time we’ve all got a much lower metabolism).
"It’s my therapy! 😘 I could go on a and on…BEST PEOPLE, best crafting workshops, best food and dranks, best group activities—you’ve created such a creative, magical place and it fills up my soul so that I can kick ass at #adulting the rest of the year!" - Past camper
Well now you’re 21+ and we’ve got you covered. This time with amazing food, mixology 101, and not-your-typical-camp-creations. The weekend is yours, but know if you earn at least 5 merit badges throughout it you’ll get yourself some hella awesome take-home swag.
Lodging in campy camp cabins.
All your food (campfire foods and cotton candy to late night tacos and damn delicious meals.
Unlimited s’mores. It’s a thing you maybe didn't even know you needed.
All your drinks (fancy brewed coffee and everything from mimosas to beer to cocktails). Your cocktail-loving ass should note now that our crazy awesome booze beverages are served by bartenders at specified times until 11pm so you don’t jump in the lake having had too much in a pitch black thunderstorm. And we have leveled up our mocktail game. You're welcome, self.
Projects and new skills learned led by local and regional artists and makers (all supplies included as they should be). 4 full workshop sessions + approximately one million extra crafty DIY opportunities.
Fitness badges (chill out – we’ve included hangover bootcamp to meditative yoga).
Epic themed dance party.
More.camp.goodness. Truly. Not just the seltzer that came in hot when pandemics hit.
“I’m a super high strung, young-ish professional that has a hard time letting loose or getting away for a weekend. Camp allowed me to relax and recharge. I even told my best friend that I haven’t laughed so hard or enjoyed myself as much as I did at camp!” – Past Camper
Our mission = inspire the hell out of you to get creative, recharge, and connect with new friends from the region and beyond by bringing back those carefree summer camp vibes in one epic weekend full of adventure, relaxing, and making.
Workshops to the tune of something like: Indigo Dying, Morning Mixology, Sour Dough Bread Basics, Watercolor Painting, Hand Lettering, Waxed Canvas, Candle Making, Woodworking, Macrame, Baking, Screen Printing, Dumpling Making, and more. Lots more. Your mind will be blown. This isn't just a friendship bracelet and tie dye craft camp...although you'll have plenty of opportunities to keep it classic, too.
Our post-camp surveys include quotes from the people like:
“The workshops were legit as f*ck.”
“This was one of the most fun weekends of my life. My husband also agrees! I will be coming every year for the rest of my life!”
"Camp gave me an opportunity to embrace and nurture my inner child. It was one of my favorite weekends of my entire life. I will be coming back every summer until I die."
“You kick ass. I came home knowing I could too. :)”
"I'm so full."
Do I register now?
Our registration is via Lottery in early June. When it's open you may add yourself and up to 3 of your besties (if you only want to Camp it up if your ride or dies get in). You’ll be choosing which weekend you want to enter the Lottery for OR check off both if either would work for you (and thus increase your chances as well). After the first round you’ll be entered into the next round Lotteries until all camp bunks are claimed.
Yes. Lottery. Trust us, you can handle this and we can, too. If you didn’t hit the registration button at exactly 6pm starting our 2nd year of doing this summer camp you didn’t get in and people cried. It was stressful.
This will sound like a lot, but it's easy: If you get in during the first round Lottery draw you’ll be notified via email and receive a link to your email to pay for your Camp spot (and to each of your individual friends’ emails if you entered the Lottery with them). You will have 24 hours to purchase your Camp spot. Any tickets not claimed in 24 hours will go to our 2nd round Lottery if needed and we’ll hold further Lottery draws as needed for any unclaimed bunks, giving each round 24 hours to purchase their spots You will not receive an email if you did not get in through the Lottery until the main Lottery process is complete. The email will come from email@example.com so check those spam/junk/promo folders or add it to your contacts!
Normally anyone left on our Lottery automatically is added to the Wait List, but since our Lottery was ENORMOUS last year you will later be able to enter a Wait List separately so we know you still want in on the time of your life if a spot opens.
We totally get it. You can sure as hell think about it, but Camp does have a max that we are expecting to reach during the short little Lottery! If you snooze on it, you’ll have a lame end of summer. And no, unfortunately if you were the only 1 of your 5 friends who didn’t join the Lottery right away we can’t get sneak you in (emoji sad face right there). But we will feel bad for you because FEELINGS. But there's still a wait list to get on (hopeful face).
"Camp is the best weekend of the year. It is comparable to my wedding day. It’s so damn amazing & I would cry my eyes out if I couldn’t go next year." - Past Camper
Camp begins Friday evening between 7-8pm with check-in and commences Sunday afternoon around 2-3pm following a merit badge closing campfire.
Here’s a little possible (POSSIBLE) itinerary for anyone like me (Ashley) who needs to know more information and definitely not less:
7-8pm – Arrive and get started with a beach patio mixer. Coming alone? We’ll take care of that! #introvertsunite!
Beach Patio Chill Sesh
Campfire Fun, Trivia, (outdoor) Pop Heaven Sing-a-long
Fitness Badge options
Camp Clubs + Breakfast
Workshop Session 1 options
Workshop Session 2 options
Free Time (sunbathing, water things, field things, naps)
Epic Camp Battle
Workshop Session 3 options
Happy Hour / Free Time
Dance Lounge Opens
Dance Party with subwoofers dubbed "homewreckers."
Fitness Badge Options
Early Risers Continental Breakfast / Punch-Someone-in-the-Face-Because-I’m-too-Tired-Coffee
Workshop Session 4 options
All Camp Craft Time
Commemorative Camp Swag Making
Lunch Lady Leftovers to Grab for the Road
Commence around 2pm-ish because we are over 21+ and need to sleep for an afternoon before going back to the grind
"Unglued summer camp is the thing I look forward to all year. It’s friendship, sparkles, laughs, arts, foodies, drinkies, and silliness. And despite the fact the beds are awful, it is still kick ass." - Past camper
Basically, we want you to come. We love you. We love lamp. We love CAMP!
There’s some FAQ’s further down to get your head spinning with details if you are the kind of person that loves that (I do so *pats self on back.*) Otherwise you should just go ahead and:
Check out our 2022 Camp Blog Recap!
"Your best day wrapped in cotton candy dipped in sprinkles and rolled in sunshine with beer." - Past camper
You are welcome here.
We do not tolerate discrimination.
Unglued Camp will not tolerate discrimination of any kind to anyone involved in Camp including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or genetic information per Unglued's discretion. We have zero tolerance for harassment. This is grounds for immediate dismissal without warning from Camp per Unglued's discretion.
Basically, be awesome.
“There were several times that I asked myself, “What the f*ck am I doing?” (ex. Running through the dark camp in a shark costume in the pouring rain.) But it all added to the adventure.” – Past Camper
"There was just enough WAP."