Alyssa Edwards Camp TAZO

Big Hair, Big Heels, Big Fun: Tea Brand Launches Adult Summer Camp

From high-heel hikes to axe throwing, Camp TAZO welcomes everyone to ‘get out of your comfort zone.’ But organizers note that if you’re uncomfortable around drag queens, it might not be your cup of tea.

You don’t have to be outdoorsy to have a fabulous time outside. So beginning March 2019, TAZO Tea will host adult overnight camps to help folks reconnect with nature.

But take heed, while hiking, campfire singalongs, and roasting marshmallows are on the docket, this is not a run-of-the-mill camp. To help prove anyone can have fun in the great outdoors, renowned drag queen Alyssa Edwards is TAZO’s first “camp director.”

“Amazing things can happen when you get outside your comfort zone,” Edwards declares in a video announcing the event. “And that’s why I’m in the middle of the [expletive deleted] woods!”

Camp TAZO With Alyssa Edwards

It might seem entirely out of place to host an outdoor excursion with Edwards, who famously appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Edwards, whose given name is Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, has risen to fame as a performer, dancer, and comedian.

But in a statement, TAZO pointed to Johnson as the perfect icon for its inaugural camp getaway.

Alyssa Edwards Camp TAZO

“As Alyssa, Justin has been a trailblazer in the entertainment industry through the world of drag, and will draw from his unique journey of personal transformation to help camp-goers upend their current routines,” the brand said.

So, what can campers expect? A three-day, two night “sleepaway” in Texas. While some details haven’t been released — like exact date and itinerary — activities will include a mix of common camp activities and “a few surprises.” To that end, TAZO encourages campers to bring something glamorous to wear.

But this is not solely a camp for those who enjoy or are even familiar with drag; it’s open to everyone. You just have to bring an open mind and willingness to “embrace the unexpected.”

Best of all, Camp TAZO will be totally free, including travel expenses. Bunks are limited, however, so prospective campers need to apply and answer a few questions.

And for anyone who can’t go this time, TAZO hopes to make these camps a series, each with a celebrity director and theme.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

Topics: , ,