Fantasy Camps: Live Your Dream

Wish no more! Here’s your chance to live your fantasy!

For boomers, it’s the perfect time to turn dreams into reality. As more of us approach retirement, fantasy camps are just the ticket to finally live our passion. These camps for grown-ups are popping up all over the U.S. ranging in price from a couple hundred to six figures. Camp sessions generally last a few days to a week, but some offer longer stays, even months.

Living your fantasy ought to be in your bucket list. We’re not talking about fantasy football or other digital interaction. We’re talking about real life experiences, what you’ve “always wanted to do when you grew up” kind of things. Just to experience it once in your lifetime could be the most fulfilling thing you do for yourself.

Have you ever fantasized what it would be like to be a rock star, a Broadway actor, a real-life 007, an astronaut, or race car driver?  We’re sharing some great ideas to reignite that “could have, should have” feeling once more, because now you really can live your fantasy! Read on…

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Everyone fantasizes to be a rock star, and here’s your opportunity to actually live the life of a rock star with rock stars! The four-day experience is totally mind-blowing, and you can even choose to record at a major recording studio.

Whatever instrument you play, whatever your skill level, here’s your opportunity of a lifetime.  Based on your skill level, campers are grouped into bands, are mentored, and assigned a real rehearsal studio. You’re given the opportunity to hang out with, jam, write, record, and perform with real-life rock stars like Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers, Vince Neill of Motley Crue, and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, to mention a few.

You’ll actually be using the same gear the pros use or bring your own. If you’re ready to experience the thrill of performing live on stage, then now’s the time to live out your rock ‘n’ roll fantasy! Learn more at rockcamp.com.



Broadway Fantasy Camp

Are you a Broadway fan? Ever dreamed the dream of being on the big stage?  Now you can sing and dance right in the heart of Broadway.

Attend the Broadway Fantasy Camp in New York City, where you are immersed in theatrical magic! Meet a Broadway pro before watching their musical or enjoy a backstage visit with some of your favorite stars. Perfect your performance skills under the tutelage of a Broadway director and choreographer at a real rehearsal studio. You’ll learn vocals and dance moves and pose for your glamour shot. And, of course, you’ll join a cast party at the world famous Sardi’s after the show!

Ready to “give in to the power of the music of the night?” Then let the dream begin and take your bow on the big stage! For exclusive behind the scenes access to an unforgettable Broadway experience, check out broadwayfancamp.com.


Covert Ops Florida

Ever imagine yourself as being 007, taking down a terrorist, or rescuing your loved ones from kidnappers a la Liam Neeson? Imagine no more! Learn to be the hero in sunny Florida.

Attend a counter-terrorism fantasy camp taught by a veteran of Israel’s most elite Counter Terrorism units.  You will train where the real guys train, sleep where the real guys sleep, learn like the real guys and gals.  You will enjoy lessons in Intense Pistol Training, Active Shooter Intervention, Hostage Rescue Techniques, and Israeli Hand-to-Hand Combat Techniques.

There’s even a condensed half-day Covert Ops mission for bachelor parties, birthdays, and groups of four or more. Not to worry, training includes the use of real guns with simulated ammo. But, if you’re in for the real deal multi-day adventure, live fire is also offered. Should you decide to accept this mission, you will find all pertinent information at incredible-adventures.com/covert1.



Adult Space Academy

If all things rocket-fueled and jettisoned into space fires up your imagination, we’ve got a great suggestion for you. Always wanted to be an astronaut but figured it’s a bit late? It may not be…

Attend Adult Space Camp where you take part in hands-on, interactive space missions and learn what it takes to be an astronaut.  You will have the opportunity to train like an astronaut, construct and launch your own rocket, test your engineering skills in designing a protective heat shield, and perform an extended-duration simulated mission!

Based at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, you’ll be surrounded by historical artifacts and the actual environment where von Braun and U.S. rocketry specialists developed the Saturn V rocket that sent the first man to the moon. Ready for an out of this world experience? Visit spacecamp.com for more information.

Photo: Meg McKinney, Space Camp®

Photo: Meg McKinney, Space Camp®

Photo: Meg McKinney, Space Camp®

Richard Petty/NASCAR Racing Experience

Are you a NASCAR diehard? Now you have the chance to experience an adrenaline rush only pushing pedal to the metal on a real speedway can bring.

Enjoy the experience of racing around the big track and, depending on your skill level, experience as much as 40 laps around one of your favorite tracks in America!  Whether you are a “rookie” taking your first trip around a track, or riding shotgun with a professional racing instructor, or learning from a crew chief or personal spotter, you will have the opportunity to drive in a genuine NASCAR race car driven by real NASCAR drivers including superstars such as Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, and Jimmy Johnson.

We would be remiss if we did not warn you that this experience will make you feel exceptionally euphoric and exhilarated just like the pros, however championship compensation and trophy are not included! Feeling revved up for a racing experience? Learn more at drivepetty.com.



We encourage our fellow throomers to live your dreams, keep your life full and active. You might say, having enjoyed a rewarding career and precious moments with loved ones is the icing on the cake of a life well lived. Now you can add a well-deserved cherry on top by living your fantasy!