I know, this tastes weird coming out of my mouth, too, but… new life soundtrack.
What a field trip this week has been.
Um, are y’all as excited about Camp Throwback as I am?
You better be, because it’s been a year in the making, and going to be a life-changing, friendship bracelet making, bonfire hair smelling, hangover inducing, bunk bed sleeping, live music listening, one of a kind adult camp experience you simply don’t want to miss.
Thursday, May 29th
3pm-5pm Registration: Welcome to camp!
6pm Welcome Dinner & Opening Ceremonies
8pm Welcome Bonfire
Friday, May 30th
8am Rise & Shine
10:30am Choose Your Own Camp Adventure: Arts & Crafts or Hiking
1pm Rest & Free Time
2pm Choose Your Own Camp Adventure: Archery or Swimming
7:30pm-10pm 90’s Party
Saturday, May 31st
8am Rise & Shine
9am Breakfast: Chili Dan’s Bloody Mary & Burrito Breakfast
10:30 am Field Day Opening Ceremony
11am Field Day Part 1
2pm Field Day Part 2
5pm Field Day Awards Ceremony
7pm Jenny Talia Concert & Bonfire
Sunday, June 1st
9am Breakfast & Closing Ceremonies
10am Check Out
Check back for updates!
Grab your flannel and check your cell phone at the door (or don’t — you’re totally going to want to instagram this) because Saturday Night we’re getting Jiggy Wit It 90′s style, at the Camp Throwback 90′s party!
Saturday night we’re getting our funny on, courtesy comedian, singer/songwriter, and Australian sweetheart, Jenny Talia! Jenny is taking a break from her international tour to perform for us bonfire side… adult diapers reccomended and encouraged.
Now, I’ve tried really hard to anticipate what kinds of questions you might have and answer them below, but if you still have questions or concerns, feel free to leave them in the comments section.
Okay wait, what is Camp Throwback?
It’s a camp, like, for adults.
No seriously, I took the kitschy summer camps my middle class parents sent me away to each June, and recreated it for you, only way awesomer. Archery, arts & crafts, sloppy joes, waterfront, campfires, s’mores, field day, all these things are happening, plus booze. It’s like The Parent Trap meets Wet Hot American Summer.
Who can attend Camp Throwback?
Any adult age 21 and over. This is not a social media retreat or blog event. This is a people event, all are welcome.
Can I bring my significant other?
Sure! Camp Throwback is coed, however, the cabins are not. So, in keeping with the summer camp spirit, boys and girls are in separate bunks, but feel free to make out in the woods.
What if I’m coming alone and nervous about not knowing anyone?
This is the absolute best reason to attend. You’ll have tons of time to meet new people and hangout with your bunk mates. I’m a firm believer that we come as strangers and leave as friends. And you can get some pre-camp introductions out of the way on the Camp Throwback facebook page.
What can I expect to get from Camp Throwback?
You can expect to sleep in a bunk, make tons of friends, play all day, eat, drink and listen to live music at night. No boring sessions, no business cards, just camp. Oh, and also maybe ticks or chiggers. Don’t get totally naked in the woods, y’all.
When is Camp Throwback?
Thursday May 29th- Sunday June 1st, 2014.
Where is Camp, is this taking place at an actual summer camp? What airport should I fly in to?
Camp Throwback 2014 is being held at Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio. Clarksville is north of Cincinnati, and is accessible by Dayton International Airport (DAY). Should you require airport transportation, Camp Throwback School Bus service will be available to shuttle you to camp.
Is there wifi or cell service?
There is limited wifi available in the common area. However, camp has excellent 4G cell service for Sprint and Verizon carriers, so feel free to Instagram the crap out of your weekend, worry free!
I’m Ohio born and raised, and I like showing the Midwest all the love I can, so it was important to let my homestate host the inaugural event. Besides, we never get anything fun except soybeans, pop and really good football teams.
What if I don’t drink?
No problem! Water, pop (That’s what it’s called here. Get used to it.) and coffee will be provided!
How can I purchase tickets and much do they cost?
Tickets go on sale through Eventbrite on Tuesday October 22nd, and due to the sheer awesomeness of this event, there are only 100 tickets available. Camp Throwback tickets cost $200 a person, and include a Camp Throwback tee shirt, and all your food and housing from Thursday-Sunday.
What do I need to bring?
You’ll get a detailed camp supply list closer to camp, but expect to bring all the typical summer camp essential (sleeping bag, flashlights, bug spray), and you are also able to BYOB!
I’m a company looking to sponsor or get involved with this event, how can I do that?
Email me directly, Brittanyherself@gmail.com
Don’t see your question answered? Leave me a comment below or email me directly at Brittanyherself@gmail.com
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This post contains SPOILERS for the October POPSUGAR Box. Do not read if you want to be surprised.
My favorite POPSUGAR boxes are the ones that come when I totally forgot I even get these things, and then it’s like WHEEEE SECRET SANTA!
So, a lot of people ask why I do POPSUGAR over other boxes, and there are two main reasons.
1. I am not a makeup hoarder, so getting boxes full of only beauty items isn’t fun for me.
2. The beauty items that we do get mixed in are full size. And if I had to pick my favorite size, it would be a tie between full and king.
So far, I’ve loved my POPSUGAR subscription, and it’s a fun “me” splurge each month (hello, a Neiman Marcus box is coming up!), but if it ever gets a little meh, I might give one of those awesome Fancy boxes a try.
Inside this box:
The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld. I am actually not a cookbook buyer, but it’s thick and I’ve been visually accosted by Mrs. Seinfeld all week via her ABC morning show media tour, so color me mildly interested at best.
NYX Liquid Liner and Smokey Shadow Palette. HIGH FIVE! I am actually out of both of these things, so I could not be more excited about not having to stand in the Target makeup aisle for an hour reading boxes.
Gorjana Charity Bali Bead Bracelet. This super cute pink bracelet is sold with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity Breast Cancer Connections. However, it does not fit my fat wrist. This goes in the Gigi pile.
Julep Nail Polish Duo. This is a little too dark for me, not a fan.
Jane Tran Bobby Pins. From someone perpetually growing out bangs, one can never have too many of these suckers laying about EVER SQUARE FOOT OF MY HOME.
The Wet Brush. Legend has it that this brush is supposed to get through wet hair with minimal pulling. We shall see.
The Crispery Halloween Crispycake. NO ONE TELL MY KIDS I HAVE THIS.
When Steve was like, I wanna draw you, I was like, awesome and immediately started to take off my clothes, because I assume every portrait session is like Jack and Rose in Titanic.
Then Steve was like, no, I actually want to draw you, like, as a cat. Because that’s what he does. He draws cats. As a career.
That’s right kids, your guidance counselors are fucking liars, because Steve went on Shark Tank with the sole concept of drawing people fucking cats, and Mark Cuban was like, yup!
Boom. Professional cat drawer.
This is exactly how I pictured myself as a cat! I’ve honestly never felt so understood. I’m never using a camera again.
From one animal-person drawer to another, Steve, you are brilliant, and I adore and thank you for this hilarious portrait.
Everyone else, go here and let Steve draw you cats. He’s crazy good at it, and if nothing else in this world makes you smile today, let it be cats Steve draws for you.
I love randomly awesome businesses. Do you have one? Do you have an idea for one? Do you want to be a mermaid, also?