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Why Bravo's Camp Getaway Is the Perfect Summer Escape

Exclusive! Camp counselor Sophia D'Angelo on what to expect from the new series, including drama, hookups and lots of summer fun

von Brett Malec Apr 30, 2020 18:31Tags
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Longing for a sunny summer vacation amid all this social distancing? Camp Getaway might be the escape you need!

Bravo's new series, which premieres Monday, May 4 at 10 p.m., follows wild weekends at a 300-acre adult summer camp in gorgeous rural Connecticut. Viewers can expect drama among the camp counselors, partying from the crazy guests and lots of outdoor antics that will provide the perfect sense of escapism while most of us are stuck indoors.

"The show is just a lot of fun. It's such a cool concept, the camp is just such an incredible, unique place," Camp Getaway counselor Sophia D'Angelo tells E! News exclusively. "It was such a fun experience. You know, plenty of drama that was unavoidable when you have eight adults living together and working together for a full summer. But overall It's just a lot of fun and it was just a time to get to be a kid again at camp, which is awesome."

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First Look at Bravo's Camp Getaway: Hot Hookups, Difficult Guests & Lots of Drama

Camp Getaway guests arrive by party bus Friday nights and leave on Sundays. "You're gonna see plenty of normal camp hijinks when it comes to like pranks and some skinny dipping and things like that," D'Angelo explains.

And yes, the campers make some crazy requests and demands from the staff, à la Below Deck. "We got some requests for like camping in the middle of the woods, which is interesting because there's bears in those woods," D'Angelo reveals. "We had a ton of bachelorette parties and bachelor parties. So as you can imagine many requests for entertainment for those types of things."

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Camp Getaway: Meet the Staff

But it's not all work for the camp counselors. They get to have some fun too.

"Half of the job is really, we like to call it 'facilitating the fun,' so it's just making sure that everyone is having a good time," D'Angelo says. "So that includes being able to drink with guests. We're encouraged to get the party started so you're always gonna find us like bursting out on the dance floor to get people going. There's no real rules when it comes to like fraternizing and hookups and stuff like that. I will say the camp owner is very strict, your job comes first...So the guest always comes first. Outside of that, there's no real rules and you definitely see that this season on the show."

"Sometimes it's kind of blurry of what that line is between doing your job and having a good time," she adds. "And I will say that we crossed it, all of us, a couple times throughout the summer."

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So will fans see D'Angelo find summer love this season? "I definitely had a little bit of a summer romance going on," D'Angelo reveals of this season. "I don't want to give it away and let you know how it ended up. But I will say it was a lot of fun and I am definitely not the only one who experienced that. So you're gonna see a lot of those kind of fun summer flings happening."

Watch the premiere of Camp Getaway Monday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on Bravo! And scroll down to meet the full cast.

David Schreiber

Owner/Camp Director

David Schreiber is the owner and director of Camp Getaway, who has been passionate about the outdoors since his days at summer camp as a kid. In 2012, he took this passion to the next level and purchased Camp Getaway with the vision to create the ultimate adult camping experience. While he leaves the daily management to Senior Director, Claire, David makes sure to always have the final word on who gets hired…or fired. He might not be a micro-manager, but one thing's for sure - David doesn't hold back if things aren't running up to his high standards. 

Claire Sorrels

Executive Camp Director

Claire Sorrels is the Senior Director at Camp Getaway and David's right-hand woman. Having worked at Camp Getaway for over a decade, Claire oversees the staff during weekend adult camps to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Claire can defuse tensions before they escalate into problems, but still must handle some full-blown drama. She's earned the reputation of "Mama Bear" thanks to her tough-love tendencies with the staff. Claire is the type to yell at a staffer one minute and console them about their breakup the next. Her high standards and years of experience make her a trustworthy leader not to be messed with.

Adam Mizrahi

Adam Mizrahi has been on the Camp Getaway staff for the past three years. As resident adventurer of the group, he constantly seeks thrills – whether hiking, diving, or finding a romantic prospect. Adam leads several activities at camp, but is often spotted organizing drinking games for the guests. Adam is fluent in friendly banter and making connections and considers them great assets for his job.

Monica O'Neal

Six years before joining the staff, Dr. Monica O'Neal was first a guest at Camp Getaway. A respected, sought-out psychologist, Dr. Monica comes to camp to be just Monica for the weekend, though she still offers her "shoot from the hip" brand of advice. Smart, funny, and unfiltered, no subject is off the table for Monica, a quality that makes her a camp favorite with guests and staff...though it rubs a few the wrong way. To Monica, having fun in the woods, with her Rosé on Rosé in hand, is ultimately what camp is about.

Neely Fortune

Neely is full of surprises, positivity, and an eagerness to please. As an Activity Coordinator with many interests and passions, she always strives to bring her bubbly, positive energy to the guests. This ex-beauty queen turned survival skills teacher won't diminish her big personality to appease anyone. But don't let her pageant past fool you, she's as tough as nails and isn't afraid to prove it.

Nile Lundgren

Nile Lundgren brings his big energy and generous dose of self-confidence to the staff at Camp Getaway as an Activity Coordinator. Originally from Connecticut, Nile went to the school only half of a mile away from Camp Getaway, so he is eager to return home.  Today Nile is New York City based and works during the week as a real estate broker. He's new to the Camp Getaway team and thinks the adults-only camp is just what he needs to escape the real world and return to his roots. His bold and brash ways are sure to catch the attention of staffers and campers alike.

Sophia D'Angelo

Business owner, southern belle, and self-confessed perfectionist, Sophia D'Angelo is a picture-perfect Event Coordinator at Camp Getaway. Her personality and sweet smile are infectious to even the most hard-shelled city folk. During the week, Sophia is founder and CEO of an Experiential Marketing company, but on the weekend Sophia comes to Camp Getaway to escape her 80-hour work week in search of some lighthearted fun.

Glen North

Glen North lights up any room he enters. This former musical theater performer brings his sizzle to Camp Getaway as a Social Coordinator. Glen is a jack-of-all trades when it comes to performing, personal training, dancing and everything in between. He lives authentically and encourages others to do the same. This summer, Glen is looking to share his passion for the arts while searching for romance at Camp Getaway.

Gavin Stewart

Gavin Stewart is a Connecticut-born, NYC accountant who works hard during the week and is looking for a bit of R&R during his time off. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, he appreciates the attractions – and distractions – that Camp Getaway brings. His confidence, optimistic outlook, and great reputation make him the ultimate package for anyone looking for a summer fling.

Randall Klein

To be a good Social Coordinator requires a bubbly and outgoing personality, and Randall Klein loves nothing more than to meet new people and make them laugh. On the weekends, she's ready to take a break from her true passion of being an educator to escape the big city and provide Camp Getaway campers with a memorable weekend... and of course, some carefree flirting. She is ready for some summer sun, summer fun, and perhaps to meet the one!

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