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. #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

Ep. #69: Like the Time We Created the World’s Largest Color Wars Competition

Part of the wonderful nature of summer camp is how so much of it is improvised. Creating evening programs out of whole cloth, pivoting activities because it's raining, it's a valuable skill set for adulthood. Another wonderful part of camp, as the title of our podcast would suggest, is Color Wars. Well, with quarantine in … Continue reading Ep. #69: Like the Time We Created the World’s Largest Color Wars Competition

Ep. #67: Like the Time I Rebelled By Repeatedly Flipping Light Switches On and Off

We are in uncharted waters right now, and while we are all doing our best to deal with the current global pandemic, it's important we still find ways to go to our happy places. For Tamar Anitai that includes memories of her summers at Kutz Camp (among a couple others), where she spent most of … Continue reading Ep. #67: Like the Time I Rebelled By Repeatedly Flipping Light Switches On and Off

Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere

With as much as we've talked about the state of modern-day camping lately, we thought it would be great to get the perspective of someone who is currently in the thick of it. Which is why we were so glad to have Ben Lieberman, a long-time camper and current staff member at Camp Gilboa, join … Continue reading Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere

Ep. #64: Like the Time I Fought the Law For a Camp Prank

One of the main reasons we started this podcast was because camp was no longer a current part of our lives and we wanted a way to reconnect to the warmth, comfort, and hilarity of our past. This week's guest Carine Warsawski saw an opportunity to fill that camp-sized void and founded Trybal Gatherings, a … Continue reading Ep. #64: Like the Time I Fought the Law For a Camp Prank

Ep. #63: Like the Time I Sang an Ode to the Camp Store With Banjo Billy

Camp has changed a lot since I was a youngster, and at the same time, the spirit is still very much the same. To get a sense of how much has happened over the past few decades, we sat down with the president of the American Camp Association, Tom Rosenberg, to get his take on … Continue reading Ep. #63: Like the Time I Sang an Ode to the Camp Store With Banjo Billy

Ep. #61: Like the Time I Left Camp to Become the Lead Singer of Guster

Songleaders are the ultimate camp rock stars, so what must it be like to go from camp to being an actual rock star? We talk to Guster's Ryan Miller, who spent a decade at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas, before going on to front one of the more popular touring bands of the last … Continue reading Ep. #61: Like the Time I Left Camp to Become the Lead Singer of Guster