When school is out for the summer, there’s only two places in the entire world you need to be – snug in bed watching YouTube videos or at summer camp. But what if we told you that there is now a summer camp that blends your love for the great outdoors AND your undying love for YouTubers? Well take a seat, because Camp17 is coming your way in summer 2016 and your counsellors will be none other than Tyler Oakley and Bethany Mota.
Taking place on the 21st to the 27th of August, Tyler and Bethany will be running the #bestcampever up in Torrington, Connecticut for 400 lucky bunk buddies. The summer camp will be “like nothing else out there, and offers the most amazing IRL experience you can have with Head Counsellors Bethany and Tyler leading a jam-packed schedule of everything that makes a summer camp awesome“. As well as activities such as swimming, soccer, yoga and cooking, you can chill out with digital influencers whilst watching movies and taking part in talent shows.
Of the 400 attendees, 1 in 10 will be allegeable for a scholarship to pay for the whole trip if they can prove their financial hardship, as a sign from GoCamp that every single child deserves to have the best experience of their life regardless of their income. The camp is open for boys and girls aged 10-17 and costs $1,995 for seven days and six nights with your favourite YouTubers on the planet. Talking about the atmosphere he hopes to achieve, Tyler discusses his plans to switch off the Internet and get stuck into the wild; “Unplugging is a good thing. This means turning off your computers, cell phones and other outside influences and when we can disconnect from the distractions of everyday we can concentrate on reconnecting with ourselves and with each other”.
However, if hanging out with Tyler Oakley and Bethany Mota isn’t your cup of tea (how, btw?!), then there’s another camp and another YouTuber just for you as Connor Franta is hosting the Creator Camp in Mukwonago in Wisconsin. You can hang out with Connor from the 22nd to the 26th of August as you “learn to tap into your inner creativity and translate it to the screen with this one-of-a-kind Creator Camp“. There’s only 250 spots available for this one, so you gotta move quickly!