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)

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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

Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Few people have as much of an impact on your life in as short a period of time as your camp counselors. Some in good ways because they taught you something important (like how to talk to girls, or how to juggle), and some in bad ways (like teaching you about sexual activities before you … Continue reading Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Ep. 40: Like the Time I Told A Girl I Was Dying To Go Out With Her (w/Dan Nichols and Flip Frisch)

Few things inspire more specific memories of camp than singing. It's a staple of almost every day, morning noon and night, sometimes at specified times and sometimes spontaneously and for no reason. Dan Nichols (above, far left) and Flip Frisch (above, far right), are two long-time song leaders who know a thing or two about … Continue reading Ep. 40: Like the Time I Told A Girl I Was Dying To Go Out With Her (w/Dan Nichols and Flip Frisch)