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Jason, Camp Menominee's Owner & Director, talks with experts parents, campers, and CM staff about topics they care about... like what will make your summer amazing, camper growth and development, and much more!

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Jason, Camp Menominee's Owner & Director, talks with experts parents, campers, and CM staff about topics they care about... like what will make your summer amazing, camper growth and development, and much more!

    S3E5 - The ReCAMPables: The 2016 Green & White Relay with Jake Goodman, Josh Goodman, Sam Miller and Benjie Soren

    S3E5 - The ReCAMPables: The 2016 Green & White Relay with Jake Goodman, Josh Goodman, Sam Miller and Benjie Soren

    Hi Everybody!! We have a new segment we are debuting today on the pod: The Recampables! The idea is that we are going to find memorable/important/fun moments in camp history and break them down. For the first ever episode Jason is joined by 4 of the 6 Green & White color war captains from 2016 to talk about the most controversial finish to the all-camp Relay (and Green & White) in camp's history. It is the first, and only, time we had to go to video review to determine the winner of the relay and the whole competition! So we hope you enjoy this new pod that was recorded in person with Jake Goodman, Josh Goodman, Sam Miller and Benjie Soren...we definitely had fun doing it. 

    • 1 hr
    S3E4 - 2020 Staff Update & More with Jeff Toombs and Jeremy Kohlenbrener

    S3E4 - 2020 Staff Update & More with Jeff Toombs and Jeremy Kohlenbrener

    On this VERY special episode of the podcast we have on two of our favorite guests: Menominee Assistant Director Jeff Toombs and Waterfront Director Jeremy Kohlenbrener. They join Jason to give you a full update of returning and new staff for the summer of 2020. They even might have some special guests in studio live to make the announcement themselves... The guys also share stories from the Chicago reunion, debut a new segment called "Rumor Mill with Jeff, Jeremy and Jason" and create a 2020 camp slogan caption contest. Enjoy!

    • 35 min
    S3E3 - Single Gender vs. Co-Ed Camps with Sari Hirsch and Cliff Lissner (Chippewa Ranch Camp)

    S3E3 - Single Gender vs. Co-Ed Camps with Sari Hirsch and Cliff Lissner (Chippewa Ranch Camp)

    On this VERY special episode of the pod Jason is joined by two-thirds of the Directorship of Chippewa Ranch Camp for Girls. As camp directors, one of the most popular topics we get asked about is single gender vs. co-ed camps. Why should I send my son/daughter to a single gender camp? What are the major differences between this and co-ed camping? Hows does choosing one or the other impact my camper's growth and development? I have a son and a daughter, should I not be looking to send them to the same camp?!? We cover all of this and more in this open, honest and vulnerable discussion. Thanks again to Cliff and Sari! You can check them out at the new chippewaranchcamp.com. We hope you enjoy this episode and learn a lot!

    • 39 min
    S3E2 - Philanthropy and the Gift of Camp with Steve Ehrlich and Peter Ehrlich

    S3E2 - Philanthropy and the Gift of Camp with Steve Ehrlich and Peter Ehrlich

    On this VERY special episode of the Camp Cast we focus on a a value that we hold near and dear to our hearts at camp: the importance of giving back to your community. Jason is joined by Steve Ehrlich (59 year camp veteran and founding member of the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund) and Peter Ehrlich (long time board member of the Fund and lifelong member of the Menominee Family) to discuss the importance of giving the gift of camp. The guys explore the history of the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund, one of the flagship non-profit organizations that helps sends many campers to camp each summer, and discuss camp's role in educating our youth about inclusion, diversity and community service. 

    To learn more and donate please visit https://natewasserman.com.

    • 35 min
    S3E1 - Get to Know the Owner/Director and First Year Insider Tips with Melissa Plaskoff

    S3E1 - Get to Know the Owner/Director and First Year Insider Tips with Melissa Plaskoff

    We are back with Season 3 of the Camp Cast! We have a great one for you to start this season. On today’s pod I am joined by camp mom and media extraordinaire Melissa Plaskoff. We recorded in studio Melissa's company On-Air Media in Dallas, TX. For the first half of the episode Melissa takes the wheel and interviews Jason to help new families get to know camp’s Owner/Director (2:17). Then we flip the script and ask Melissa to share some first year family tips and tricks so they can feel like insiders before the summer starts (33:48). If you are new to Camp Menominee or camp in general this is the episode to listen to.

    • 44 min
    August 7 - I LOVE THIS CAMP!!! with Jason Feldgreber

    August 7 - I LOVE THIS CAMP!!! with Jason Feldgreber

    Tonight on the pod I am joined by....well, myself. I'm solo tonight folks. We finished our final awards of the night just before midnight, so I am going to give the rest of the staff and campers a break from the pod and I will handle this one. Let me start by saying this: I LOVE this camp, I LOVE this group of counselors and I LOVE each and every camp that comes to Menominee. Tonight I am going to go through the day at camp, recap our TLL playoffs, talk about our Banquet dinner, and breakdown the awards given out. Then, I will talk about how we chose our Junior and Intermediate honor campers and tell you why Gavin Bramwit is a spectacular choice for the Nate Wasserman Award this summer.  Finally, I will share some closing summer remarks, dole out some well deserved "thank you's" and talk about what truly makes Menominee special. 

    • 44 min

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A great way to learn about Camp Menominee, with awesome conversations between Menominee’s Director Jason and parents, campers, staff, and more!

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