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Mount Charleston Sleepover Camp Planned For Those 21 And Over


Southern Nevadans can embrace their inner child this month and enjoy arts and crafts, s’mores, and the great outdoors at a sleepaway camp just for adults.

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department has planned its first 21-and-over campout during the weekend of Sept. 28 on Mount Charleston.

Camp organizer Missy Klippert said she decided to run with the idea after parents either dropping off or picking up their kids from camp expressed how they wish they could go to camp.

“So, we decided what the heck why don’t we just make a camp for adults – 21 and over – and bring the same kind of activities that we do with our youth, bring it to the adults,” she said.

For $99 dollars a person, campers can hike, shoot arrows and sing around the campfire.

This inaugural camp is limited to 50 participants, and registration information can be found here or by calling (702) 455-1905.

Klippert said her department is already getting questions about how to sign up. She hopes it is a chance for people to meet new friends.

"It’s awesome if you know somebody that you can come up with, but a lot of times at camps, it is all about making those fast friendships. That is kind of our goal is to get everybody to know each other really well," she said.

And like all good summer camps, the last day will be devoted to a competition between the cabins.

“Camp is a place for you to just let go and be a kid again that is what we’re looking for,” Klippert said.

There will be camp counselors helping to keep an eye on campers. Campers can bring their own beer and wine but cannabis will not be allowed because it is on federal land.

The temperature on Mount Charleston can be 20 to 30 degrees lower than in the Las Vegas Valley, and Klippert of the parks and recreation department advises dressing in layers.

Missy Klippert, recreation specialist, Clark County Parks and Recreation

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