Ep. #57: Like the Time I Played Mafia for Hours on End (w/Jess McKenna)

  Jess McKenna is a hilarious comedian and the co-host of Off Book: The Improvised Musical, a podcast that would be right at home as an activity at summer camp. But before she got into showbiz she was a long-time camper and staff member at Camp Bravo, a theater camp in Northridge, CA. McKenna joins … Continue reading Ep. #57: Like the Time I Played Mafia for Hours on End (w/Jess McKenna)

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. 26: Like the Time the Director Was an NFL Quarterback (w/ Jay Fiedler)

 Every camp is special, but not every camp can boast the former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins as camp director! Longtime NFL signal caller Jay Fiedler joins Micah and Sara to talk about leading Brookwood Camps in upstate NY and his summers growing up at Camp Lenni Lenape, as well as the similarities and differences … Continue reading Ep. 26: Like the Time the Director Was an NFL Quarterback (w/ Jay Fiedler)

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. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

Austin-based filmmakers Micah Barber and Tony Faia didn’t go to camp together, but they did make a movie about a young boy who escapes from his lonely summer camp in the magical “Into the Who Knows”. In our conversation with them, we hear stories from Micah’s days at band camp (where he played the french … Continue reading Ep. 24: Like That Time I Made a Movie About Camp (w/Micah Barber & Tony Faia)

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

Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

On this episode of Campfires and Color Wars, we chat with Brooklyn-based storyteller Courtney Antonioli about her summer as Director of an all-girls arts & empowerment summer camp. She shares stories about a frozen t-shirt contest gone terribly wrong, her girls' crush on a geriatric campus security guard, and how making "adult choices" sometimes means … Continue reading Episode 16:…Like The Time I Was Camp Director at a Girls’ Empowerment Camp

Episode #14: Camp Nudity with Unorthodox’s Mark Oppenheimer

It is often said that people find their true selves at summer camp, and one big reason for that could be the copious amount of nudity that takes place. You may come in timid, but after a while there becomes a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality that makes you much more comfortable in … Continue reading Episode #14: Camp Nudity with Unorthodox’s Mark Oppenheimer