Ep. #68: Like the Time I Wrote Wherever You Go, There’s Always Someone Jewish

If you went to a Jewish summer camp, at some point you probably sang the song "Wherever You Go, There's Always Someone Jewish". Frankly, the song is so well known at this point you might have sung it even if you didn't go to a Jewish camp (although that could get weird). In an homage … Continue reading Ep. #68: Like the Time I Wrote Wherever You Go, There’s Always Someone Jewish

Ep. #67: Like the Time I Rebelled By Repeatedly Flipping Light Switches On and Off

We are in uncharted waters right now, and while we are all doing our best to deal with the current global pandemic, it's important we still find ways to go to our happy places. For Tamar Anitai that includes memories of her summers at Kutz Camp (among a couple others), where she spent most of … Continue reading Ep. #67: Like the Time I Rebelled By Repeatedly Flipping Light Switches On and Off

Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere

With as much as we've talked about the state of modern-day camping lately, we thought it would be great to get the perspective of someone who is currently in the thick of it. Which is why we were so glad to have Ben Lieberman, a long-time camper and current staff member at Camp Gilboa, join … Continue reading Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere

Ep. #65: Like the Time I Met My Spouse at Camp, Vol. 4.

If it's Valentine's Day, then you know we're back to talk summer lovin' with our annual camp couples edition of Campfires and Color Wars. We are so happy to share this year's episode featuring another batch of wonderful summer success stories! First we talk with Janet and Adam Guy, who first met at Camp Eagle's … Continue reading Ep. #65: Like the Time I Met My Spouse at Camp, Vol. 4.

Ep. #64: Like the Time I Fought the Law For a Camp Prank

One of the main reasons we started this podcast was because camp was no longer a current part of our lives and we wanted a way to reconnect to the warmth, comfort, and hilarity of our past. This week's guest Carine Warsawski saw an opportunity to fill that camp-sized void and founded Trybal Gatherings, a … Continue reading Ep. #64: Like the Time I Fought the Law For a Camp Prank

Ep. #63: Like the Time I Sang an Ode to the Camp Store With Banjo Billy

Camp has changed a lot since I was a youngster, and at the same time, the spirit is still very much the same. To get a sense of how much has happened over the past few decades, we sat down with the president of the American Camp Association, Tom Rosenberg, to get his take on … Continue reading Ep. #63: Like the Time I Sang an Ode to the Camp Store With Banjo Billy

Ep. #62: Like the Time We Went to the Jacobs Camp 50th Anniversary Reunion

Back in November I had the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends and (camp) family members at the Jacobs Camp 50th reunion weekend in New Orleans. It was an incredible time, and exactly the kind of soul-nourishment one can use in our current times. Jacobs Camp probably had more to do with who … Continue reading Ep. #62: Like the Time We Went to the Jacobs Camp 50th Anniversary Reunion

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

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 Cutler┬áspent 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