Ep. #42: Like the Other Time I Met My Spouse at Camp with Elliot and Alyssa Bear

Our Valentine's Day tradition continues with another wonderful story of camp romance, as Elliot and Alyssa Bear join to share their journey from strangers meeting in a car the first day of summer at Camp Thunderbird to getting married there just a few years later. Don't waste a minute, take a listen! Episode links: Camp Thunderbird … Continue reading Ep. #42: Like the Other Time I Met My Spouse at Camp with Elliot and Alyssa Bear

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Want to sample Campfires and Color Wars? Here are 10 episodes to check out

Recently our podcast got a nice feature in JTA, one of the largest Jewish news publications in the world. This has led to an increase in exposure for the show, which is great (welcome!). We realize people are busy, and though we recommend all 41 of our episodes so far, if you are looking to … Continue reading Want to sample Campfires and Color Wars? Here are 10 episodes to check out

Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Few people have as much of an impact on your life in as short a period of time as your camp counselors. Some in good ways because they taught you something important (like how to talk to girls, or how to juggle), and some in bad ways (like teaching you about sexual activities before you … Continue reading Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Ep. 40: Like the Time I Told A Girl I Was Dying To Go Out With Her (w/Dan Nichols and Flip Frisch)

Few things inspire more specific memories of camp than singing. It's a staple of almost every day, morning noon and night, sometimes at specified times and sometimes spontaneously and for no reason. Dan Nichols (above, far left) and Flip Frisch (above, far right), are two long-time song leaders who know a thing or two about … Continue reading Ep. 40: Like the Time I Told A Girl I Was Dying To Go Out With Her (w/Dan Nichols and Flip Frisch)

Ep. #39: Like the Time I Got Fired From Camp for Rocking Too Hard (w/ Sara and Sam Richardson)

Sara and Sam Richardson met each other at camp, and had so much fun they decided to travel around the country visiting various camps and making a documentary film about it. They join to talk about the differences and similarities between Christian and Jewish camps, the craziness that comes from being in a Christian metal band, and … Continue reading Ep. #39: Like the Time I Got Fired From Camp for Rocking Too Hard (w/ Sara and Sam Richardson)

Ep. #38: Like the Time I Made Out With the Son of the Head of Homeland Security (w/ Rebecca Caplan)

Rebecca Caplan got her start as a comedy writer putting together dramatic plays at Camp Timber Tops, where she also penned the world-renowned Forrest Gumpstein for Lip Sync Night. Join us as we discuss the difficulties of being a counselor, the importance (or lack thereof) of keeping a clean bunk, and hear her tale of romance torn … Continue reading Ep. #38: Like the Time I Made Out With the Son of the Head of Homeland Security (w/ Rebecca Caplan)

Ep. #37: Like the Time We Gave Thanks For Camp

Jare Akchin and Daniel Kaufman are thankful for the years they spent at Camp Newman in California, even as the camp lays in ruins after being devastated in the California wildfires of the past few months. Fortunately, the specialness of camp resides more in an emotional space than physical, and Camp Newman is already preparing … Continue reading Ep. #37: Like the Time We Gave Thanks For Camp

Ep. #36: Like the Time We Sang All Day Every Day (w/Lisa Loeb)

Lisa Loeb is not just an iconic singer-songwriter and performer, she's also a huge fan of summer camps, so much so that she raises money to send kids to camp every summer through her Camp Lisa Foundation. She joins us to share her memories of her childhood at camp, which she spent mostly (what else) … Continue reading Ep. #36: Like the Time We Sang All Day Every Day (w/Lisa Loeb)

Ep. #35: Like The Time I Tried To Call My Parents Collect (w/Paul Shirley)

Paul Shirley has led an adventure-filled life, traveling all over the world to play basketball and taking in a variety of cultures and experiences, all of which he's written brilliantly about. But before all that, he was a child going to science and boy scout camps in small towns across Kansas, where he dealt with … Continue reading Ep. #35: Like The Time I Tried To Call My Parents Collect (w/Paul Shirley)

Ep. #34: Like the Time I Wrote A Novel About Coming of Age at Camp (w/ Mandy Berman)

Adolescence is a tough transition for anyone, which makes the time we spend at summer camp so refreshing. Mandy Berman, author of the coming of age novel Perennials, joins Sara and Micah to talk about that time in our lives when...things started to change. Plus we learn the meaning of Rock Time, and why it's … Continue reading Ep. #34: Like the Time I Wrote A Novel About Coming of Age at Camp (w/ Mandy Berman)