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)

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Ep. #56: Like the Time I Met My Spouse at Camp, Vol. 3

It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air, and so for the third straight year we are back with a special camp-couple themed episode of the podcast, featuring Artie and Jen Lieb. Artie and Jen met at Camp Coleman in Cleveland, GA, back in the summer of 2000, her first time EVER at an … Continue reading Ep. #56: Like the Time I Met My Spouse at Camp, Vol. 3

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)

Ep. #44: Like the Time I Realized Dating at Camp is Better Than the Real World (w/ Ellie Krupnick)

Take it from that classic Grease song Summer Nights: "Summer lovin', had me a blast, Summer lovin', the lyrics to this song have not aged well" Camp relationships come up a lot on this podcast, for a number of reasons, but mostly because they were among the most enjoyable times of our lives. There was … Continue reading Ep. #44: Like the Time I Realized Dating at Camp is Better Than the Real World (w/ Ellie Krupnick)

Ep. #43: Like the Time I Turned Into a Mean Girl at Camp (w/ Molly Tolsky)

  When we think of camp, we often think of all the good times and the friendships we made. For Molly Tolsky, editor of Alma, a website for Jewish millennial women, those things come to mind, but also the times when she turned a bit to the dark side, putting aside her rule-abiding persona from … Continue reading Ep. #43: Like the Time I Turned Into a Mean Girl at Camp (w/ Molly Tolsky)

Ep. #42: Like the Other Time I Met My Spouse at Camp with Elliot and Alyssa Bear

Our Valentine's Day tradition continues with another wonderful story of camp romance, as Elliot and Alyssa Bear join to share their journey from strangers meeting in a car the first day of summer at Camp Thunderbird to getting married there just a few years later. Don't waste a minute, take a listen! Episode links: Camp Thunderbird … Continue reading Ep. #42: Like the Other Time I Met My Spouse at Camp with Elliot and Alyssa Bear