Adulting can be hard. With all the stresses of work, money, and relationships, there are times when we’d all like to return to the carefree days of our childhood. Thanks to Camp Fair State, that’s now possible, with the added bonus of beer.
This year marks the second camp hosted by the Minnesota brewery, with 50 campers attending at first retreat at Mighty Axe Hop Farm in 2017. Plans for this year are much more ambitious, however, with capacity for up to 150 campers in the cabins at the new location, YMCA Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, Minn.
“We’re scaling up across the board,” Davin Haukebo-Bol, member coordinator at Fair State and camp director of Camp Fair State, tells Thrillist. “Rahr Malting is coming and overseeing a lot of the beer-themed stuff. There’s a homebrew session where folks can come in, know nothing about homebrewing and leave ready to get started on their first batch. For more advanced folks, Rahr is sending one of their people to talk about different mashing techniques.”
Also on the camp schedule are expert talks about malts, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, archery, and capture the flag.
Fancy a break from the beer? There are also coffee tastings and yoga sessions planned for the much-needed detox.
At $350 per camper, Camp Fair State isn’t cheap, but the price does include all meals, cabin lodging, and, of course, lots of beer.
If you haven’t had the chance to vacate your adult life yet this summer—we feel you!— book your place before lights out.