Adult summer camp – skydiving style.

13920117_10155622771942925_483627321399493578_o (2)

Sit fly in the summer sky


Have you been to adult summer camp?

I guess I haven’t either, but I found the closest thing to it – Summerfest at Skydive Chicago. I mentioned in another post that this was one of my skydiving goals for the summer and what an adventure it was.

Summerfest is a skydiving boogie. For non-skydivers, this means a skydiving event or party – more accurately 10 epic days of skydiving with some of the best load organizers and coaches during the day with endless events and activities at night.

13914085_10155616310122925_750574441400482929_o

Canadian invasion of Summerfest

I skydive in Canada, where dropzones are comparatively small. What a culture shock it was to show up to a dropzone that was essentially a closed community. I mean you did not even need to leave this place! The hangar was equipped with its own store, rigging loft, class rooms, restaurant and manifest building, bathrooms, theatre and all with air-conditioning. They have two twin otters, a skyvan, a caravan and a helicopter for the event.

 

Behind the huge landing area you could find a large pond to swim, disk-golf, cabins, the tiki-hut and endless camping. This was all bordered by a huge row of vendors set up for the boogie. The night’s festivities ranged from obstacle courses, bubble soccer, zip lining, lip syncing contests, flame throwers and Mario cart racing with roman candles. These events cumulated with a night-skydive with lights that ended with a massive fireworks display with a limo being launched off a ramp, complete with helicopter.


I also was lucky enough to:

  • Jump from a skyvan for the first time.

13909168_10155634081277925_9033119554827629506_o

  • Jump from a helicopter for the first time.
  • Participate in my first hybrid.
  • Do a sit fly “campfire.”

13923261_10155613683702925_8180725297696156330_ol

  • Eat donuts in freefall for my friend’s birthday.

13669443_10154536883447089_1267159806072694127_o

  • Win a lip-syncing competition…never saw that coming.

That is one heck of an adult summer camp. If you are interested in seeing more, check out Join the Teem for their Summerfest coverage.

8 Comments on “Adult summer camp – skydiving style.

  1. Wow adult skydiving camp sounds amazing. Here in Toronto last year someone started an actual adult summer camp where they took people out into the woods to camp like when they were kids. But this idea knocks that out of the park by a country mile.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Southern Ohio Vaping

Southern Ohio Vaping

The Adventure Ubers

Adventure is a state of mind

Cat Travels The World

Follow The Path That Makes You Happy

this man's journey

If today I made you smile or help you remember something beautiful in your life, then my journey and its stories found its new happy beginnings.

Andrews Fabulous Travel Blog

Travelling with Fabulosity

Bucketlist In A Bikini

Wanderlust (n): A strong desire for or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.

Lyf&Spice

Flavours of Life - Travel & Food

Mind and Life Matters

Your Life, Your Mind - It Matters!

The Jaguar

And its Allies

The Bexington ❃ღ

London ❥ Zürich ❥ New Horizons

rocketontour

Travel & Experience blog. No more, no less.

BnJ Belize Blog

Belizean tourists soon to be Canadian expats

Charlotte Elizabeth Smith

But my friends call me Charlo. (Sometimes)

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

Voyages Of Mine

Travel & Photography

Ospreyshire's Realm

A blog from a poet that converges spoken word, post-minimalism, and electroacoustic noise

Travel Buddies

The world is a book and those who do not travel only reads one page

There's No Place Like Roam

Never stop exploring.

the recreationers

It's all about getting outdoors, and enjoying life!

Natural Step Wilderness Experience (NSWE)

Enhancing our connection to our natural world & natural self.

There You Will Long to Return

Stories of a Twenty Two Year Old Traveler

leaving main street

Exploring the expatriate life in Colombia

Camino Milagro

Now you know where I am....

Following A Bird

Maximise Your time On Earth

Wilder Than The Wind

Travel | Photography | Inspirational | Writer | English Teacher

Rambling through Rionegro

10 months in Colombia

Everydayhero

life & travel / vida & viajes

%d bloggers like this: