We're blowing the bugle for Texas-native Wes Anderson and his new summer flick Moonrise Kingdom (out May 25), starring Baltimore-boy Edward Norton as scoutmaster of Camp Ivanhoe. See our salute to camps for adults

Best Adult Summer Camps
  • Sirens of the Deep Mermaid Camp, Weeki Wachee, FL
  • Slip on a fin and into a Florida natural spring for two days of underwater-ballet instruction from former mermaids at this retro park.
  • weekiwachee.com; $350
  • Veramar Wine Camp, Berryville, VA
  • For three days, stay in an Italian-style villa, help bottle and label wines, blend your own Bordeaux, and enjoy crisp pairings with a five-course Saturday dinner.
  • veramar.com; $1,500 per couple
  • Surf Camp, Kure Beach, NC
  • Over three daytime sessions, you'll learn the fundamentals of longboard riding. Start day one with on-beach training, and spend the rest of camp hanging ten on beginner-size breaks.
  • wbsurfcamp.com; $195
  • Space Camp, Huntsville, AL
  • Complete a space mission, launch a model rocket, and defy gravity in one of the world's largest space museums for three out-of-this-world days. Leave the Moon Boots behind.
  • spacecamp.com; $549
  • Camp Bluegrass, Levelland, TX
  • Bring your own strings for six days of picking with small-class instruction, concerts, and workshops led by former members of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in honor of his 100th birthday.
  • campbluegrass.com; $425
  • Moonshine University, Louisville, KY
  • In the new Distilled Spirits Epicenter near Whiskey Row, join a two-hour class (day camp!) or stay the week to learn the art of making moonshine and bourbon.
  • ds-epicenter.com; $100