Spending nights in tents with a bunch of strangers may seem less idyllic than relaxing by the pool at some luxurious resort, but grown-up camps may well be the better alternative for the whole mellowing goal. Indeed, sports camps, cooking camps and even camps offering a dose of hippie culture have recently captivated vacation-needy workaholics. One such camp, Camp Winnarainbow near Laytonville, California, is run by Wavy Gravy, who served as chief of the Please Force at the original Woodstock. Like a fun-focused summer camp for adults, Winnarainbow offers activities from circus arts (you know, trapeze and stilts) to poetry readings and talent shows.
Camp Winnarainbow for Adults, 1301 Henry St., Berkeley, CA 94709, http://www.well.com/user/arainbow