What about those cruises they offer?  I've seen adds.. something like
Geek Cruises are somesuch.

On Fri, 2002-04-26 at 00:17, Jim Freeze wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> I have had an idea come to me on more than one occasion.
> This time, I figure I will share it with the group. 
> 
> <thick_skin_on>
> 
> My idea is to have a Ruby Coding Vacation. I figure a 
> modest size group can pick a nice central location and get together
> for ~3-4 days of Ruby coding during the day, with discussions
> in the evenings.
> 
> This would be much more hands on than a conference and
> one could work on their own project, but work with a group
> that is also working in a similar area.
> 
> This is my vision:
> Each group, of approximatly 3-6 people, would choose a topic
> and have one (or more) people dubbed as the group expert.
> 
> Some of the possible groups could be:
>   GUI programming 
>     with Fox
>     with tcl
>     with Cocoa
>   Threads
>   Web/modRuby
>   Web services (soap)
>   parsers
>   ...etc
> 
> Individual coders could stay with their original group the entire
> vacation or, if multiple groups are formed, they could
> switch to another group after a day or two.
> 
> It would be a great opportunity to learn and to get a lot
> of code written. 
> 
> I am interested in what others think about this idea.
> If you think I am crazy, fine. Your reply is not needed. :)
> If you think this is a good idea, I would be interested
> in how you think the format could be improved upon and 
> where a good location might be.
> 
> (Truth be told, I think this idea has come about because
> Ruby is like a drug. If I go for more than a couple of 
> days without programming in Ruby, I start having withdrawal 
> symptons. And, when I do have the opportunity to program in
> Ruby, the time I have is never enought. This ruby vacation 
> would be a great way for me to feed my habit.)
> 
> 
> Thanks
> -- 
> Jim Freeze
> If only I had something clever to say for my comment...
> ~