Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

On this episode of Campfires and Color Wars, we chat with Brooklyn-based storyteller Courtney Antonioli about her summer as Director of an all-girls arts & empowerment summer camp. She shares stories about a frozen t-shirt contest gone terribly wrong, her girls' crush on a geriatric campus security guard, and how making "adult choices" sometimes means … Continue reading Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph

There are so many entertainers who got their start performing for their friends at summer camp, so it's no wonder that pop culture is chock full of references to camping. Matt Ralph, author of the excellent Summer Camp Culture blog, knows more about the intertwining of the two than perhaps anyone in the world, and … Continue reading Episode #15: Summer Camp and Pop Culture with Matt Ralph

Episode #14: Camp Nudity with Unorthodox’s Mark Oppenheimer

It is often said that people find their true selves at summer camp, and one big reason for that could be the copious amount of nudity that takes place. You may come in timid, but after a while there becomes a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality that makes you much more comfortable in … Continue reading Episode #14: Camp Nudity with Unorthodox’s Mark Oppenheimer

Episode 13: Camp Directors’ Kids with Leah Tennen and Mike Klotz

Every camp has a camp director, and most of those directors have children. Frankly, it'd be a little weird if they didn't. What's it like to grow up in the white-hot spotlight of camping royalty? To feel the eyes of everyone around you watching your every move, making assumptions about your behavior, and most of … Continue reading Episode 13: Camp Directors’ Kids with Leah Tennen and Mike Klotz

Episode 12: Camp Performances with Jon Ross and “Michael” Ziggy Danziger

There's something about summer camp that brings out the performer in everyone. Micah is joined by guest host "Michael" Ziggy Danziger and actor/playwright Jon Ross to discuss the relationship between theater and camp and relive some of the best - and worst - camp performances. You don't want to miss it! Episode links: Camp Ramah Wisconsin In[HEIR]itance … Continue reading Episode 12: Camp Performances with Jon Ross and “Michael” Ziggy Danziger

Episode #10: Troubled Times with Macy Hart

Didn't much feel like recording a normal episode this week with everything going on. Instead we talked to Macy Hart (camp director, raiser of most of the Jewish South, and also my father) about dealing with trauma and looking for positives during these difficult days. We'll try to get back to more normal episodes in the … Continue reading Episode #10: Troubled Times with Macy Hart

Episode 9: Scout Camp with Jeff Halliday

Many describe their summer camp communities as being very tribal, and that certainly would be appropriate when discussing memories of Boy Scouts camp. Jeff Halliday, an associate professor of Communication Studies at Longwood University, joins us this week to share his stories from growing up in the scouting world, and how his summer camp experiences shaped … Continue reading Episode 9: Scout Camp with Jeff Halliday

Episode 7: Homesickness with Author Nathan Rabin

  As much as we loved our time at camp, not everyone found it to be a yearly trip to eternal bliss. Nathan Rabin, author of the new book 7 Days In Ohio: Trump, The Gathering of the Juggalos, and the Summer Everything Went Insane, joins us to discuss what it's like to be homesick at camp and feeling … Continue reading Episode 7: Homesickness with Author Nathan Rabin