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)

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Ep. #48: Camp Movie Night – Indian Summer Edition

It's time for another edition of Camp Movie Night, featuring the 1993 classic (?) Indian Summer, starring Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane, and the girl from Tommy Boy! Co-host of the podcast K, Have You Seen Kari O'Hara and our shadow producer Jare Akchin join to break down this stroll down camp memory … Continue reading Ep. #48: Camp Movie Night – Indian Summer Edition

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. #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. #38: Like the Time I Made Out With the Son of the Head of Homeland Security (w/ Rebecca Caplan)

Rebecca Caplan got her start as a comedy writer putting together dramatic plays at Camp Timber Tops, where she also penned the world-renowned Forrest Gumpstein for Lip Sync Night. Join us as we discuss the difficulties of being a counselor, the importance (or lack thereof) of keeping a clean bunk, and hear her tale of romance torn … Continue reading Ep. #38: Like the Time I Made Out With the Son of the Head of Homeland Security (w/ Rebecca Caplan)

Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition

Movie night is a staple of the summer camp experience. But how well do movies (and other forms of entertainment) portray the camp experience? Joined by our friends Benji Orlansky and Herschel Bleefeld, we watched the 1994 classic movie Camp Nowhere to find out what camp would be like if teenagers created a summer camp all to themselves … Continue reading Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition

Ep. 31: Like the Time Wet Hot American Summer Was Based On My Camp Experience (w/David Wain)

Many things serve as inspirations for this podcast, but one of them is the delightful summer camp movie romp 'Wet Hot American Summer'. So you can imagine our excitement to be joined by David Wain, cocreator and director of everything within the WHAS universe, including WHAS: Ten Years Later, recently released on Netflix. David has … Continue reading Ep. 31: Like the Time Wet Hot American Summer Was Based On My Camp Experience (w/David Wain)

Ep. 23: Like That Time I Made a Big Mistake (w/Mike Sacks)

On this week’s episode, we talk to Mike Sacks - author, comedy writer, and host of the podcast, “Doin’ it with Mike” - about his summers at Camp Airy and Camp Seagull in the 80s.  Despite his tough exterior, Mike turns out to be quite the sentimental camp philosopher.  Like most of our guests, camp … Continue reading Ep. 23: Like That Time I Made a Big Mistake (w/Mike Sacks)