Digital Detox hosting camp for adults where ‘Heavyweights’ was filmed

Digital Detox is bringing its popular Camp Grounded summer camp for adults to the camp where the 1995 movie Heavyweights was filmed.

The North Carolina Camp Grounded will be held August 27-30 at Camp Pinnacle in Hendersonville, North Carolina, home of that iconic colorful blob in the water you’ll recognize immediately if you’ve ever seen Heavyweights.

Camp Grounded began in 2013 with the first camp at Camp Navarro in California, where it captured an immense amount of media attention for getting adults excited about unplugging from their electronics and experiencing summer camp again. The California camp will be held at Camp Mendocino this year May 22-25 and May 29-June 1.

The web site explains Camp Grounded this way:

“This will not be a meet-up opportunity to make contacts that further your career. There will be no cocktail hour or reception for anyone to explain what they do, play the “we know the same people” game, or try and figure out how they can connect again after they return to the workplace. No VIPs, headliners or wristbands. No backstage access, or backstage while we’re at it.

Instead, we create an atmosphere for personal freedom, creative thinking, liberation from technology, true vacation from our j-o-b, and a space from the working world where we can all once again be human. Friendships at camp are based on real-life connections, how good you are at capture the flag or face-painting, the best late night bunkmate jokes, and the most important status we’ll update is our happiness.”

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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