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. #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. #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. #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. #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

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)