Ep. #61: Like the Time I Left Camp to Become the Lead Singer of Guster

Songleaders are the ultimate camp rock stars, so what must it be like to go from camp to being an actual rock star? We talk to Guster's Ryan Miller, who spent a decade at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas, before going on to front one of the more popular touring bands of the last … Continue reading Ep. #61: Like the Time I Left Camp to Become the Lead Singer of Guster

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Ep. #60: Like the Time I Debated Summer Camp With The Guy Who Says Summer Camp Sucks

Summer camp. Everyone loves it, right? Certainly most of the people who visit this blog or listen to the podcast must have some fondness for it. So when someone turns up with a decidedly different point of view on the value of camp, that's just someone we gotta talk to. Mac Schwerin, a freelance journalist … Continue reading Ep. #60: Like the Time I Debated Summer Camp With The Guy Who Says Summer Camp Sucks

Ep. #59: Like the Time We Broke Palmer’s Losing Streak To Berkshires

Dave CutlerĀ spent many summers at Ramah Palmer in Massachusetts, and made many amazing memories during his time there. Perhaps his greatest moment, however, was helping Palmer break a 10-year basketball losing streak to their archnemesis, Ramah Berkshires. We dive into the details of this David-vs-Goliath story, plus we discuss taking our children to camp for … Continue reading Ep. #59: Like the Time We Broke Palmer’s Losing Streak To Berkshires

Ep. #58: Like the Time I Vanquished My Nemesis at Debate Camp (w/Geraldine DeRuiter)

Geraldine DeRuiter* only went to camp for one summer - but what a summer it was. You might think a few weeks at debate camp wouldn't make for much in the way of memorable moments, but after talking to Geraldine it's plausible there's a teenage rom-com based on her experience there in our collective future. … Continue reading Ep. #58: Like the Time I Vanquished My Nemesis at Debate Camp (w/Geraldine DeRuiter)

Ep. #57: Like the Time I Played Mafia for Hours on End (w/Jess McKenna)

  Jess McKenna is a hilarious comedian and the co-host of Off Book: The Improvised Musical, a podcast that would be right at home as an activity at summer camp. But before she got into showbiz she was a long-time camper and staff member at Camp Bravo, a theater camp in Northridge, CA. McKenna joins … Continue reading Ep. #57: Like the Time I Played Mafia for Hours on End (w/Jess McKenna)

Ep. #55: Like the Time The 4th of July Fireworks Blew Up a Truck

There are many things that can go wrong during a summer at camp, but if you had to imagine one area ripe for disaster, it has to be 4th of July fireworks, right? Well imagine no more, as HuffPost senior editorĀ Alana Horowitz Satlin joins the podcast to share her story of every camper's dream, the … Continue reading Ep. #55: Like the Time The 4th of July Fireworks Blew Up a Truck

Ep. 54: Like The Time We Went To Our 60th Camp Reunion

We're back! After a summer hiatus that was much like a summer camp experience in its own right, the podcast returns with a very personal trip down memory lane. Michelle Weltman joins to break down all the fun and nostalgia from GUCI's 60th Anniversary Reunion weekend in Zionsville, Indiana, where we spent many glorious summers … Continue reading Ep. 54: Like The Time We Went To Our 60th Camp Reunion

Ep. #53: Like the Time Three Generations of My Family Went to the Same Camp (w/Elaine Gibson)

Elaine Gibson grew up at summer camp at Camp Blue Ridge in the 1950s, and her kids (including previous guest Seth Davis) and grandkids continue to go to the same camps to this day. We talk about the similarities and differences of camps then and now, plus much much more. Don't waste a minute, take … Continue reading Ep. #53: Like the Time Three Generations of My Family Went to the Same Camp (w/Elaine Gibson)

Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)

You may know Josh Brener from his hilarious roles on shows like Silicon Valley and Maron, but before all that he was a camper at Echo Hill Ranch Camp in Medina, Texas, famous for being owned by the family of songwriter/comedian/occasional politician Kinky Friedman. Josh shares his stories of his summers at Echo Hill, including … Continue reading Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)