A summer of swimming, hiking, and adventure is no longer just for kids! Adult summer camps are sprouting up all over the country. Here's a quick look at some of the options:

Astronomy Camp for Adults:

Have you ever wondered how the Earth and the stars formed? Designed for both novices and amateurs, Astronomy Camp provides hands-on experience with research telescopes and interaction with professional astronomers.

http://www.astronomycamp.org/


Camp Common Ground:

A week-long family program in the mountains of Vermont that offers team sports, group games, hiking trails, swimming holes, bird watching, yoga, art, music, dance and more.

http://www.cgcvt.org


Camp Hellmuth:

A weekend packed full of poker seminars from some of the game's top stars. Learn winning poker strategy, tournament strategy, and tips on how to take your game to the next level.

http://www.camphellmuth.com


Chris Haines Motorcycle Adventure Company:

Challenge yourself with an action packed life adventure. Whether your pick is desert off-road riding, mountain ATV exploring, or Racing Baja yourself, Chris Haines, a 31-year veteran, shows you the ropes.

http://www.bajaoffroadtours.com/


Diamond Dreams:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually take to the field with the pros? Now you can!

http://www.baseballfantasycamps.com/


H20 Heli-Guides:

Lift, snowcat, and backcountry skiing complete with helicopter access in unmatched Alaskan areas. Dean Cummings shares his knowledge and experience while guiding you through the best powder imaginable.

http://www.h2oguides.com/


Maine Audubon (Hog Island, Family Camp):

Audubon centers are full of diverse, hands-on educational resources for people of all ages. Nature crafts, outings, boat cruises, and campfire sing-a-longs are all among the fun and educational family vacation.

http://www.maineaudubon.org/


NashCamp:

Songwriters, bluegrass musicians, and banjo players are all given the opportunity to hone their skills and make connections with some of the top performers and teachers around.

http://www.gregorynet.net/nashcamp/


Senior Summer School:

Offering active and adventurous seniors an opportunity to enhance their summer through leisure and education at eight different campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

http://www.seniorsummerschool.com/


The Wine Country Cooking School:

Located in the heart of Canada's wine country, the school offers hands-on cooking classes that are designed to tempt your palate while increasing your appreciation of the relationship between food and wine.

http://www.winecountrycooking.com/

For a comprehensive directory, log on to http://www.grownupcamps.com.

*FNC iMAG does not endorse any of the camps listed above.