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

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)