Summer Vacations With An Edge: Be Your Inner Freddie Mercury
Inflict some extreme ear damage on yourself this summer at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, where your counselors are members of famous rock bands, writing your own song is the new making your own lanyard and there are no swim tests.
Your basic option is a day camp that includes a concert you play (as the opening act to a real band), but you can also choose to go "on tour" with the camp for five days, being a camper in each city and hanging with Elliot Easton of the Cars on the (no doubt wild) days off.
Some campers last year got to play at BB King's in Times Square and rock out with Paul Stanley from KISS! Be in the first class at rock school when Fantasy Camp kicks off July 9 at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.
More money but less time this summer? Book yourself now into camp in London this November, which traces the Beatles' early years with jam sessions at Abbey Road Studios and a performance at Liverpool's Cavern Club. Your $13,000 fee doesn't include lodging, though, so jog over to HotelChatter to beat the Euro.