Carly Rae Jepsen’s got a new song (a collab with Owl City) and a video that kinda reminds us how rad it can be to hop in a car with your best friends and go drink slushies, chase butterflies, frolic in ponds and then drop some molly and dance all night. Wait. We can’t confirm that last bit but well, judge for yourself in the vid. Anyway— your call on if Carly Rae Jepsen, or anyone on Earth for that matter, is capable of putting out a summer jam as catchy as Call Me Maybe, but the currently trending pop beauty is making us want to go camping…maybe.Sigh. Here’s 7 gay and straight friendly camping places you can drive to while blasting her new song, but probably, maybe just her old song.
Choose your own adventure at this spot that’s walking distance to the heart of Provincetown. Swim at the gay beach of Herring Cove, grab a bike and hit Cape Cod’s National Seashore bike trails, walk the flat granite breakwater that make up the curve of the cape’s tip (don’t laugh) or get lost among the dunes and scrub pine. Just make sure you wear your clothes, and that’s not maybe.
According to the guys at Camp Gay USA, they’re gay friendly and “operated by family”. We’re reading that in the gay way, of course but truthfully, we’ve never gone. If you happen to be touring South Dakota by RV, you can chance it by driving up while blasting some Carly Rae and see how they hanker to it, or just send them an email on the website to see if they are indeed are rainbow friendly as their pictures appears.
At this gay campground in New York State, the chances for spotting bears are high.
Ok, sorry straight person/people reading this – Camp camp place is pretty gay gay. Not in that naked, sex-party, Grindr kinda way though. More like Glee Gay. Check it… If you were bullied through summer camp and feel cheated of the experience, here’s where you can reclaim your past. Its a summer camp (about 55% men, 45% women, from late 20s to early 40′s) that operates much like that place your parents forced on your every summer. Or if you never went, now’s your gay last chance. Either way, you know every bunk’ll have a dance to Call Me Maybe by the end of the first week.
Now this place’s got it figured out. All are welcome but those frisky guys can keep it real at the private, hike-in tenting area for men only called the Horseshoe. Everyone else can be all PG in the heated pool, game room, creek, hiking trails, chilling on some Lake Michigan beaches just ten minutes away or dressing up like a flower.
If the well designed website (for a campground) doesn’t make you feel gay welcomed then you’re just paranoid. Plus those nature lovin’ gays at Gay Camp USA like it. 15 miles from the beach and 70 miles north of San Francisco, you can chill at their luxe early 1940′s redwood lodge replete with grand piano, stone fireplace and library or rough it in one of their forested campgrounds, most of which overlook the Russian River. Either or, you’re always a short walk from the quaint town center.
Matt Bell is a New York based travel and style writer who contributes regularly to Esquire.com and Essential Homme Magazine. He has also written for Out.com, Next Magazine, American Spa Magazine and was the Senior Editor for Genre Magazine.