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

Ep. #59: Like the Time We Broke Palmer’s Losing Streak To Berkshires

Dave Cutler spent many summers at Ramah Palmer in Massachusetts, and made many amazing memories during his time there. Perhaps his greatest moment, however, was helping Palmer break a 10-year basketball losing streak to their archnemesis, Ramah Berkshires. We dive into the details of this David-vs-Goliath story, plus we discuss taking our children to camp for … Continue reading Ep. #59: Like the Time We Broke Palmer’s Losing Streak To Berkshires

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. #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. #43: Like the Time I Turned Into a Mean Girl at Camp (w/ Molly Tolsky)

  When we think of camp, we often think of all the good times and the friendships we made. For Molly Tolsky, editor of Alma, a website for Jewish millennial women, those things come to mind, but also the times when she turned a bit to the dark side, putting aside her rule-abiding persona from … Continue reading Ep. #43: Like the Time I Turned Into a Mean Girl at Camp (w/ Molly Tolsky)

Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Few people have as much of an impact on your life in as short a period of time as your camp counselors. Some in good ways because they taught you something important (like how to talk to girls, or how to juggle), and some in bad ways (like teaching you about sexual activities before you … Continue reading Ep. #41: Like the Time I Was Nearly Kicked Out of Little League Camp (w/Blake Wexler)

Ep. #39: Like the Time I Got Fired From Camp for Rocking Too Hard (w/ Sara and Sam Richardson)

Sara and Sam Richardson met each other at camp, and had so much fun they decided to travel around the country visiting various camps and making a documentary film about it. They join to talk about the differences and similarities between Christian and Jewish camps, the craziness that comes from being in a Christian metal band, and … Continue reading Ep. #39: Like the Time I Got Fired From Camp for Rocking Too Hard (w/ Sara and Sam Richardson)

Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition

Movie night is a staple of the summer camp experience. But how well do movies (and other forms of entertainment) portray the camp experience? Joined by our friends Benji Orlansky and Herschel Bleefeld, we watched the 1994 classic movie Camp Nowhere to find out what camp would be like if teenagers created a summer camp all to themselves … Continue reading Ep. #33: Camp Movie Night – Camp Nowhere Edition