I never went to summer camp. Thus, everything I learned about this outdoors adolescent rite of passage, I learned from "Wet Hot American Summer." So I imagine the Middlesex Lounge's benefit for the Cambridge Camping Association on July 30 will include plenty of tube socks, talking bean cans, and a schmaltzy, community theater rendition of "Day by Day" from Godspell.
I may be in luck. The menu at "Camp Middlesex" will feature tiny tacos, burgers, and Campfire Símores cocktails, and there will be craft workshops. Lanyards! At 10 p.m., the bar will transform into a "co-ed social" dance party, complete with remixes of campfire songs. Scandalous!
It's $30 for beer, wine, apps, and the dance; or $10 for just the dance. All proceeds will go to the Cambridge Camping Association, which provides summer camp experiences for disadvantaged children. Get your tickets here.
S'mores, tacos, and dancing, all for a good cause? Count us in.
[These guys put the "camp" in, well, camp.]
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Swati G. Sharma is a Somerville resident and is a fan of city living, exploring Bostons nightlife, and dancing.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.