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Educator, performer, and activist Rebecca Kling joins to share her memories of growing up at a variety of day camps in the Chicago area as well as her involvement with Camp Aranu'Tiq, a traditional sleepaway camp for trans youths. We have a great conversation about the evolving attitudes of camp towards inclusion, plus share stories of parody song-…
 
The amazing and talented women behind Rogue Shul, Caroline Dorn and Ellie Klein Goldman join the podcast to share their stories of summer camp and how it shaped their wit and creativity with their popular Twitter account and thriving consulting practice. We discuss creativity in camp punishments, what happens when a theater director goes a bit off …
 
It's another Camp Movie Night as Micah is joined by Arielle Nissenblatt, Shira Moskowitz, and Michael Wormser to discuss the 1979 camp movie Meatballs, Bill Murray's first big starring role. How does it hold up after 40+ years? Is there enough coverage of the campers? How old are these people supposed to be anyway? You know what - IT JUST DOESN'T M…
 
Hilarious comedian Pamela Schuller joins us for a brand-new episode to talk about her time at summer camp and how much things have changed over the years to make camp more inclusive for campers with different needs. She shares an incredible story of getting kidnapped by her unit, how she got her start as a comedian as a camper, and shares a brand n…
 
Florida Congressman Ted Deutch joins to talk about his time growing up at Ramah Poconos and the impact that had on him and his approach to politics. We talk about evening programs that impacted our worldview, the key to spending time with someone before it's time to go back to your cabins, and why raids in hindsight weren't as "spontaneous" as they…
 
Sara Beth Berman, aka SBB, noted Jewish Geography Zoom Racing celeb, joins the podcast this week to talk summer camps, and more specifically her experiences at a multitude of them! It's possible she's worked at more camps than any previous guest, or at least we're going to make that claim without doing any research to back it up. We talk about Lett…
 
This week we are joined by Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, owners of Gefilteria and the creators of the Great Big Jewish Food Fest, to talk food, tradition, and camp! Come for the discussion of which camp foods are the best, stay for the breakdown of how to make bank as a camp entrepreneur and the value of befriending the counselors. Don't waste …
 
Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham are the directors of Crip Camp, an incredible documentary streaming on Netflix about Camp Jened, a remarkable summer camp in the 1970s that proved to be a breeding ground for several of the leaders of the movement to gain rights and equal treatment under the law for Americans with disabilities. Join us as Jim and Nic…
 
Indigo Girls have been a staple of summer camp since bursting onto the scene in the mid-80s. Why is that? We break down how the iconic musical duo became so ingrained in the experience of camp for so many girls (and some boys) and why they still have such a deep connection with their fans all these years later. Don't waste a minute, stay safe and t…
 
We're all trying to make the best of it during quarantine. With Expedition Nai, Roey Kruvi and Abby Eisen are part of the team that has put together the world's largest virtual Color Wars competition, where participants around the globe can win prizes, find community, and try to have some fun even in these difficult times. Plus we discuss Sadie Haw…
 
Wherever you go, there's always someone Jewish. It's a true statement, and it's also an incredibly popular summer camp song. In our latest episode we dive into the creation of the ubiquitous ditty with its author, longtime songleader and songwriter Rabbi Larry Milder, who walks us through how the song game together and shares his own camp journey a…
 
If we ever needed to transport ourselves to our happy places, that time is now. Tamar Anitai joins the podcast to talk about her experiences at Kutz Camp, the joys of going to camp exclusively for teenagers, and we talk (of course) about the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on us all. Join us to try to escape at least for a little bit - an…
 
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 25 years. Join us as we discuss the thrill of being a Color War…
 
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 …
 
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. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and discuss the differe…
 
For the third straight year, we dive into summer lovin' on Valentine's Day with a camp couple feature. Artie and Jen Lieb, who met each other and fell in love at Camp Coleman in Cleveland, GA, chat about their origin story, what it's like to go to camp for the first time as a staff member, and reminisce on Artie's domination of camp sports as well.…
 
Fireworks on the 4th of July are a staple of summer camp. HuffPost Senior Editor Alana Horowitz Satlin joins to tell one hell of a tale about fireworks gone wrong from her days at Camp Pocono Ridge. Plus we debate the merits of having a birthday at camp, the sports version of camp goggles, and much much more! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!…
 
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 his impressive archer…
 
Annette Richmond loves camp. Not only was she on the Disney show Bug Juice about camp 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 Micah is more jealous of Annette than any previous guest on the…
 
Filmmaker Mike Stasko joins to share his experiences growing up at Camp Kitchikewana in Ontario, Canada, much of which serves as the inspiration for the movie he is making, "Boys vs. Girls". We discuss the effects of older sisters on your dating life, what happens when you go a whole summer without showering, and much much more! Don't waste a minut…
 
Rebekah Page-Gourley spent the entirety of her adolescence at summer camp. Her husband, Jason Gourley, did not. What's it like to be in a relationship where one of you had such a life-changing experience, and the other...has to listen to stories about it all the time? We find out in the latest episode. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!…
 
Imagine you went to camp every year with your best friends - then imagine your parents wouldn't let you go for your last year as a camper. The horror! Comedian Dava Krause doesn't have to imagine it, it actually happened to her. She joins to tell her tale of woe, plus musicals gone awry, hot dogs for canteen, and much much more. Don't waste a minut…
 
Ellie Krupnick spent many a summer at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, and based on her time there co-authored a great piece for HuffPo singling out the 24 Reasons Dating At Camp Is Better Than In The Real World. We dive into some of those reasons, plus explain why napping with your boo during an off period is one of the great treats in life. And much mu…
 
Jonathan Goldman stops by to give a full account of the story told on the last episode, of the time he nearly got kicked out of camp for eating half a cheeseburger (and some corndog nuggets) on the big summer trip to the water park. So much drama! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!By Micah Hart
 
Our Valentine's Day tradition continues with another wonderful story of camp romance, as Elliot and Alyssa Bear join to share their journey from strangers meeting in a car the first day of summer at Camp Thunderbird to getting married there just a few years later. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!…
 
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