Ep. #87: Like The Time I Got Left Behind At An Amusement Park

Sarah Lefton proudly shows off her most popular arts and crafts project Sarah Lefton is a life-long camp-goer, and her journey through a multitude of camps saw some high highs (like creating an incredibly popular t-shirt) and low lows (like accidentally getting left behind at an amusement park). Plus we talk about the wonderful feeling … Continue reading Ep. #87: Like The Time I Got Left Behind At An Amusement Park

Ep. #84: Like The Time We Lost Color War Because I Was Hopped Up On No Doz

Rogue Shul, long before they became a Twitter sensation (Ellie, pictured left, and Caroline, pictured far right) Rogue Shul creators Caroline Dorn and Ellie Klein Goldman amassed a huge following on Twitter over the past few years with their satirical, incisive look at the lives of Jewish professionals and their trials and tribulations. Naturally, they … Continue reading Ep. #84: Like The Time We Lost Color War Because I Was Hopped Up On No Doz

Ep. #82: Like The Time My Campers’ Prank Got Featured In A National Publication

Both Jonah Platt and our host played the role of Tevya in Fiddler On The Roof. One of us successfully. Jonah Platt is a talented actor, singer, writer, and director, and comes from a long line of both performers and camp-goers. He joins our latest episode to discuss controversial camp pranks, a terrifying story of … Continue reading Ep. #82: Like The Time My Campers’ Prank Got Featured In A National Publication

Ep. #81: Like The Time I Went To Camp Where They Filmed Wet Hot American Summer

The hosts of the Pray For Us podcast, Jacey Naccarella and Jessica Dollin, join our latest episode to share their experiences growing up at camp and dealing with first-kiss jitters, the joy of eating dino nuggets, and matching stories of being unfairly dragged for their choice of underwear. Plus going to the camp where the … Continue reading Ep. #81: Like The Time I Went To Camp Where They Filmed Wet Hot American Summer

Ep. #80: Like The Time We Sang My Song In Front Of The Entire Camp

Behold, the power of the songleader Mark Young spent his formative summers at Camp Wise in Beachwood, OH, where he learned the power of song and also the value of keeping the camp staff happy. We talk about how he became a songleader, the powerful feeling you get when people sing a song you wrote, … Continue reading Ep. #80: Like The Time We Sang My Song In Front Of The Entire Camp

Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Sara Beth Berman, ready to run sh*t If you've been watching our game show Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, you've probably become familiar with Sara Beth Berman (aka SBB), whose deep ties to the summer camp community have given her an extensive rolodex of contacts that often get called upon during game play (how effective those … Continue reading Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Jim LeBrecht, enjoying life at Camp Jened in the 1970s Jim LeBrecht was having lunch with documentary filmmaker Nicole Newnham one day and happened to mention the summer camp he went to, Camp Jened, in the early 1970s. He thought it was a story worth telling, and Nicole agreed. The result of their work is … Continue reading Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

We're 72 episodes into Campfires and Color Wars, and we've chatted with many different flavors of camp couples. Couples who met at camp, couples where one went to camp and one didn't, and couples who went to different camps and haven't decided yet where to send their kids. Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler both … Continue reading Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

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. #70: Like the Time I Snuck Out of My Cabin To Help Take Care of the Horses

Many of us met some of our closest friends in the world at summer camp, and author Iris Krasnow joins our latest episode to share her experiences growing up at Camp Agawak and the friendships she made there, both of which serve as the inspiration for her new book Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, … Continue reading Ep. #70: Like the Time I Snuck Out of My Cabin To Help Take Care of the Horses