A podcast for those who may have left summer camp, but camp never left us.
Ep. #77: Congressman Ted Deutch
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 seemed. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!
Ep. #76: Rabbi Denise Eger
Advocate and pioneer Rabbi Denise Eger joins the podcast to discuss the transformation of camp for the LGBTQ community and her memories of growing up at Jacobs Camp in the summer heat of Mississippi. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!
Ep. #75: Sara Beth Berman
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 Letter Lotto, hiding staff romances from campers, and much much more. Don't waste a minute, take a listen!
Ep. #74: Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz
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 a minute, take a listen!
Ep. #73: Crip Camp with Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham
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 Nicole recount their experience making the film as well as Jim's memories of being a camper at Jened. What an incredible story and what an incredible movie! Don't waste a minute, take a listen!
Ep. #72: Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler
Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler are a camp couple - that is to say, they both went to camp growing up, but had vastly different experiences. How has that shaped their view of summer camp, and what does it mean for their kids and where they go some day? Don't waste a minute, take a listen and find out!
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Makes me so happy!
This show is pure joy! I listen to it every night before I go to sleep to end my day with a smile. It is like Calgon - it takes me away. 😄
Summer days all year round
I don’t listen to many podcasts and i love this one. As a Jewish kid who grew up in Alabama and went to summer camp as a teen this podcast just brings me back to my summer home.
I went to two camps! Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY and Camp Poyntelle in Poyntelle, PA!
What a great podcast, it brings me way back! Camp was, is a whole other world! Thank you for this podcast! It’s the best way to travel back and see I to my younger life.