Ep. #71: Like the Time I Learned to Love Indigo Girls at Camp

Rabbi Sari Laufer (right) When you think about the music you listened to growing up at camp, if you’re a female the Indigo Girls probably feature pretty heavily in your rotation. Why is that? What is it about the folk-rock duo from Atlanta that so ensnared so many girls to walk around camp singing Closer … Continue reading Ep. #71: Like the Time I Learned to Love Indigo Girls at Camp

Ep. #62: Like the Time We Went to the Jacobs Camp 50th Anniversary Reunion

Back in November I had the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends and (camp) family members at the Jacobs Camp 50th reunion weekend in New Orleans. It was an incredible time, and exactly the kind of soul-nourishment one can use in our current times. Jacobs Camp probably had more to do with who … Continue reading Ep. #62: Like the Time We Went to the Jacobs Camp 50th Anniversary Reunion

Ep. #37: Like the Time We Gave Thanks For Camp

Jare Akchin and Daniel Kaufman are thankful for the years they spent at Camp Newman in California, even as the camp lays in ruins after being devastated in the California wildfires of the past few months. Fortunately, the specialness of camp resides more in an emotional space than physical, and Camp Newman is already preparing … Continue reading Ep. #37: Like the Time We Gave Thanks For Camp

Ep. #36: Like the Time We Sang All Day Every Day (w/Lisa Loeb)

Lisa Loeb is not just an iconic singer-songwriter and performer, she's also a huge fan of summer camps, so much so that she raises money to send kids to camp every summer through her Camp Lisa Foundation. She joins us to share her memories of her childhood at camp, which she spent mostly (what else) … Continue reading Ep. #36: Like the Time We Sang All Day Every Day (w/Lisa Loeb)

Ep. #35: Like The Time I Tried To Call My Parents Collect (w/Paul Shirley)

Paul Shirley has led an adventure-filled life, traveling all over the world to play basketball and taking in a variety of cultures and experiences, all of which he's written brilliantly about. But before all that, he was a child going to science and boy scout camps in small towns across Kansas, where he dealt with … Continue reading Ep. #35: Like The Time I Tried To Call My Parents Collect (w/Paul Shirley)

Ep. #32: Like The Time I Got To Play In The Upper Senior Basketball Game (w/ Seth Davis)

Nowadays Seth Davis is an esteemed sportswriter, currently one of the faces we see every March during CBS' coverage of March Madness (as well as the executive editor of soon-to-launch CBB site The Fieldhouse). But growing up, Seth was a camper like you and me, spending his summers at Camp Equinunk in Pennsylvania. His time … Continue reading Ep. #32: Like The Time I Got To Play In The Upper Senior Basketball Game (w/ Seth Davis)

Ep. 27: Like The Time We Found Out What Camp Directors Do In The Winter (w/Macy Hart and Ron Klotz)

With summer camps in full swing, we talk to longtime directors Macy Hart (father of Micah) and Ron Klotz about their years running camps in Mississippi and Indiana and how they got ready for each summer. We learn about how they got involved in the camping world, the funniest postcards ever sent home from camp, … Continue reading Ep. 27: Like The Time We Found Out What Camp Directors Do In The Winter (w/Macy Hart and Ron Klotz)

Ep. 25: Like the Time Paris Hilton Broke Color War (w/ Stacy Davidowitz)

A summer at camp wouldn't be complete without a good ole fashioned Color War (aka Maccabiah Games, Yom Sport, Special Day, etc.). Whatever you want to call it, everyone left it all on the field for the green, the red, the yellow, and the blue. Author Stacy Davidowitz joins Micah and Sara to recount her … Continue reading Ep. 25: Like the Time Paris Hilton Broke Color War (w/ Stacy Davidowitz)

Ep. 21: Like the Time I Pulled That Other Prank at Camp

This episode is the second part of our interview with Michael and Sarah Marks, two great storytellers who had us cringing in disbelief at some of the stories they shared about both the pranks they pulled and the pranks that were pulled on them. Turns out, Sarah LOVED having her underwear run up the flagpole... … Continue reading Ep. 21: Like the Time I Pulled That Other Prank at Camp

Ep. 20: Like the Time I Pulled That Prank at Camp

If you’ve ever peed on a plastic wrap toilet, found crickets in your sleeping bag, or raided a camp kitchen, you’ll appreciate this week’s April Fool’s episode about pranks and the campers & counselors who pull them. We talk to Camp Sierra Vista lifer, Sarah Marks, and her radio-producer, bird-call expert husband (and literal Boy … Continue reading Ep. 20: Like the Time I Pulled That Prank at Camp