Groupon Is Taking 2,000 “Campers” to ChicagoBy: Josh Wolford - May 9, 2012
Groupon wants to Google+Reader”>send you to summer camp. But instead of hot, humid nights in cramped cabins and rope climbs, this camp is all about luxury hotels and skydiving.
From the deal description:
On the weekend after Independence Day, at the very height of summer, some 2,000 urban adventurers will converge on Chicago for a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive, bucket-list-busting weekend of fun and discovery. Over the course of three days, the Windy City will fan its feathers with an array of handpicked, small-group outings during the daytime and barn-burning spectacles at night.
As you saw above, the “camp” will be limited to 2K participants. It will run from July 6th to the 8th and cost adventurers $749 (airfare to and from Chicago not included).
Every participants will stay at a fancy Chicago hotel and the price of the Groupon includes six meals at some high quality restaurants like The Signature Room and Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Everyone will also attend a party on Navy Pier and a movie night at Wrigley Field.
But during the two days, each person will get to choose one of six different tracks, each with its own sponsor. For instance, some campers can pick the “Adventure Hill” activities sponsored by Cricket Wireless. This includes skydiving and kayaking. If you’re not that adventurous, you can go on the” Gourmet Gorge” tour, where you’ll take a sushi-making class and get your drink on at Goose Island brewery.
If you want to let Groupon plan a trip to Chicago for you, you have another 22 days to buy the deal. After the launch of the severely odd Groupon Kidz Club last month, I’m kind of surprised that Camp Groupon isn’t an all-ages venture. You must be 21 to redeem this deal.