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)

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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. #53: Like the Time Three Generations of My Family Went to the Same Camp (w/Elaine Gibson)

Elaine Gibson grew up at summer camp at Camp Blue Ridge in the 1950s, and her kids (including previous guest Seth Davis) and grandkids continue to go to the same camps to this day. We talk about the similarities and differences of camps then and now, plus much much more. Don't waste a minute, take … Continue reading Ep. #53: Like the Time Three Generations of My Family Went to the Same Camp (w/Elaine Gibson)

Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)

You may know Josh Brener from his hilarious roles on shows like Silicon Valley and Maron, but before all that he was a camper at Echo Hill Ranch Camp in Medina, Texas, famous for being owned by the family of songwriter/comedian/occasional politician Kinky Friedman. Josh shares his stories of his summers at Echo Hill, including … Continue reading Ep. #52: Like the Time I Sang Kinky Friedman Songs at Camp All Day (w/Josh Brener)

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. #50: Like the Time We Did Our 50th Episode About Summer Camp

Like a great summer at camp, time flies when you're having fun. It feels like we just started this podcast a few days ago, yet here we are at the Completely Arbitrary 50th Anniversary Episode. Thanks to all who wrote in with their stories to share, and if we weren't able to get to them … Continue reading Ep. #50: Like the Time We Did Our 50th Episode About Summer Camp

Ep. #49: Like the Time I Almost Broke My Finger Playing Four Square (w/Robin Gelfenbien)

Comedian and entertainer Robin Gelfenbien spent her summers growing up at Camp Asto Wamah, a church camp outside of Hartford, Connecticut. That in and of itself isn't remarkable, but the fact that she is Jewish gave her an interesting perspective and experience there. Robin shares stories of her time learning different prayers, singing songs, and playing one … Continue reading Ep. #49: Like the Time I Almost Broke My Finger Playing Four Square (w/Robin Gelfenbien)

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