Ep. #77: Like the Time Our “Spontaneous” Cabin Raids Led to Ice Cream Parties

Ted Deutch (right), rocking the jean cutoffs like a BOSS at Ramah Poconos Before becoming a politician serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd District, Ted Deutch was a camper like you and me, spending his summers at Ramah Poconos in Lakewood, PA. In our latest episode Ted joins to talk about … Continue reading Ep. #77: Like the Time Our “Spontaneous” Cabin Raids Led to Ice Cream Parties

Ep. #76: Like The Time I Learned To Sing All The Songs Backwards

Denise Eger (middle), showing off her songleading skills Rabbi Denise Eger has been an agent of change throughout her professional life, blazing trails and being a staunch advocate for civil rights and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community. Some of what got her started down that path was the time she spent growing up and forming … Continue reading Ep. #76: Like The Time I Learned To Sing All The Songs Backwards

Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Sara Beth Berman, ready to run sh*t If you've been watching our game show Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, you've probably become familiar with Sara Beth Berman (aka SBB), whose deep ties to the summer camp community have given her an extensive rolodex of contacts that often get called upon during game play (how effective those … Continue reading Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Ep. #74: Like The Time We Were Both More Popular At Home Than At Camp (How???)

Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern are the creative forces behind The Gefilteria and recently produced The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, an amazing virtual food festival that took place - entirely virtually - in May. In our experience, that kind of creativity often has a camp background behind it, and the two of them proved … Continue reading Ep. #74: Like The Time We Were Both More Popular At Home Than At Camp (How???)

Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Jim LeBrecht, enjoying life at Camp Jened in the 1970s Jim LeBrecht was having lunch with documentary filmmaker Nicole Newnham one day and happened to mention the summer camp he went to, Camp Jened, in the early 1970s. He thought it was a story worth telling, and Nicole agreed. The result of their work is … Continue reading Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

We're 72 episodes into Campfires and Color Wars, and we've chatted with many different flavors of camp couples. Couples who met at camp, couples where one went to camp and one didn't, and couples who went to different camps and haven't decided yet where to send their kids. Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler both … Continue reading Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

Ep. #71: Like the Time I Learned to Love Indigo Girls at Camp

Rabbi Sari Laufer (right) When you think about the music you listened to growing up at camp, if you’re a female the Indigo Girls probably feature pretty heavily in your rotation. Why is that? What is it about the folk-rock duo from Atlanta that so ensnared so many girls to walk around camp singing Closer … Continue reading Ep. #71: Like the Time I Learned to Love Indigo Girls at Camp

Ep. #70: Like the Time I Snuck Out of My Cabin To Help Take Care of the Horses

Many of us met some of our closest friends in the world at summer camp, and author Iris Krasnow joins our latest episode to share her experiences growing up at Camp Agawak and the friendships she made there, both of which serve as the inspiration for her new book Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, … Continue reading Ep. #70: Like the Time I Snuck Out of My Cabin To Help Take Care of the Horses

Ep. #69: Like the Time We Created the World’s Largest Color Wars Competition

Part of the wonderful nature of summer camp is how so much of it is improvised. Creating evening programs out of whole cloth, pivoting activities because it's raining, it's a valuable skill set for adulthood. Another wonderful part of camp, as the title of our podcast would suggest, is Color Wars. Well, with quarantine in … Continue reading Ep. #69: Like the Time We Created the World’s Largest Color Wars Competition

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