Summer Camp FOMO

July 27, 2018 in Appaman Style, DIY, NYC, Press, Star Style, Uncategorized

We are currently receiving footage from some of Appaman’s youngest members out on Summer camp, its got us suffering serious bouts of nostalgia. Looking at the number of summer camps popping up for adults and “millennial” (apparently a distinct category) we’re not alone. Before you shill out the big bucks on a ¬†kidults camp here are some great alternatives we’ve found in NYC.



One of the most iconic summer camp activities has to be kayaking. It may bring back memories of soggy feet, soggier snacks and a rising sense of panic as your kayak moves in circles while your friends streak ahead of you but now you’re all grown up you can live out your kayak dreams, and see if you’ve improved, right here in Manhattan at ¬†MKC Kaya



Friendship Bracelets

For those whose friendships survived kayaking together friendship bracelets are a truly take anywhere anytime past time. We’ve been making them at our desks.




Lake Swimming

While I’d struggle to suggest an open body of water in Manhattan you should swim in there are plenty of lakes in upstate New York that might take your fancy. Lake Tiorati is only one hour out of manhattan and located in Harriman state park.

…which brings us to our next activity.



There are so many hiking opportunities and now that you don’t have an over eager instructor hassling you along you can take your own leisurely pace, and even stop for a picnic!




(Pictured: hiking at your own pace, as an adult)


While not all summer camps had fencing I have distinct memories of my lack of coordination and fear of sharp objects being showcased during summer camp. Manhattan Fencing runs camps AND classes, or even better, or you can make like I am and just rewatch the the Parent Trap, I still get chills watching this scene.


And on that note we will leave you, with a glimpse of THE most teenage bunk arrangement we have ever seen from one of 2018’s summer camps!