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 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. #51: Like the Time I Starred on a Reality Show about Summer Camp (w/Annette Richmond)

Annette Richmond loves camp. Not only was she on the Disney summer camp show Bug Juice back in the day, but this summer she is starting her own body positive summer camp called Fat Camp. We talk about her experience as a TV star, how camp helps you find comfort in your own skin, and how … Continue reading Ep. #51: Like the Time I Starred on a Reality Show about Summer Camp (w/Annette Richmond)

Ep. #50: Like the Time We Did Our 50th Episode About Summer Camp

Like a great summer at camp, time flies when you're having fun. It feels like we just started this podcast a few days ago, yet here we are at the Completely Arbitrary 50th Anniversary Episode. Thanks to all who wrote in with their stories to share, and if we weren't able to get to them … Continue reading Ep. #50: Like the Time We Did Our 50th Episode About Summer Camp

Ep. #49: Like the Time I Almost Broke My Finger Playing Four Square (w/Robin Gelfenbien)

Comedian and entertainer Robin Gelfenbien spent her summers growing up at Camp Asto Wamah, a church camp outside of Hartford, Connecticut. That in and of itself isn't remarkable, but the fact that she is Jewish gave her an interesting perspective and experience there. Robin shares stories of her time learning different prayers, singing songs, and playing one … Continue reading Ep. #49: Like the Time I Almost Broke My Finger Playing Four Square (w/Robin Gelfenbien)

Ep. #47: Like the Time I Didn’t Shower For a Whole Summer And Still Had a Girlfriend

    At Campfires and Color Wars, we love supporting artistic endeavors that feature the world of summer camp. So it's no surprise that when we heard about "Boys vs. Girls", the summer-camp movie filmmaker Mike Stasko is making, we knew we had to talk to him about it. Stasko's experiences growing up at Camp … Continue reading Ep. #47: Like the Time I Didn’t Shower For a Whole Summer And Still Had a Girlfriend

Ep. 45: Like the Time My Parents Made Me Miss Camp to Focus On Extracurricular Activities (w/ Dava Krause)

Camp friendships last a lifetime, and are often built on many, many summers spent together in the same bunk. But what if you didn't get to finish your run? What if you missed a summer? WHAT IF YOU MISSED THE LAST SUMMER??? Comedian Dava Krause experienced this first-hand, and joins to talk about what happens when … Continue reading Ep. 45: Like the Time My Parents Made Me Miss Camp to Focus On Extracurricular Activities (w/ Dava Krause)