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

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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. #55: Like the Time The 4th of July Fireworks Blew Up a Truck

There are many things that can go wrong during a summer at camp, but if you had to imagine one area ripe for disaster, it has to be 4th of July fireworks, right? Well imagine no more, as HuffPost senior editor Alana Horowitz Satlin joins the podcast to share her story of every camper's dream, the … Continue reading Ep. #55: Like the Time The 4th of July Fireworks Blew Up a Truck

Ep. 54: Like The Time We Went To Our 60th Camp Reunion

We're back! After a summer hiatus that was much like a summer camp experience in its own right, the podcast returns with a very personal trip down memory lane. Michelle Weltman joins to break down all the fun and nostalgia from GUCI's 60th Anniversary Reunion weekend in Zionsville, Indiana, where we spent many glorious summers … Continue reading Ep. 54: Like The Time We Went To Our 60th Camp Reunion

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. #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. #46: Like the Time I Grew Up at Camp But My Spouse Did Not

Camp is great, we all know that. Or do we? What happens when a couple gets together and one of them is a die-hard, lifelong camper, and the other lacks any connection to that world? In our latest episode, Rebekah Page-Gourley and her husband Jason join to talk about how you integrate the umfamiliar into … Continue reading Ep. #46: Like the Time I Grew Up at Camp But My Spouse Did Not

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)