Camp Cast

Camp Cast

By Camp Menominee
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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Best of 2018 and A Look Ahead
On this VERY special episode of the Camp Cast, went back and listened to all of our podcasts from this summer and pulled out the best moments for you. Some of the topics/events highlighted: 1st Session Recap with the CITs, Skit Nights, Socials (10:50), Trip Week (32:20), Woody's Arrival, 5-Year Night, 10-Year Night, Twilight League (45:20), B&A, G&W, S&W, our big competition with the other camp (59:40), and Funny Stories from the great eps we had this summer (1:30:40). BUT FIRST we call Josh Ingram over in England for a special staff announcement and we discuss all of the returning staff signed on for 2019. 
1:39:16
January 2, 2019
Alumni Nostalgia to the Max
In this VERY special episode of the Camp Cast we are joined by alumni Courtney Mann, Mark Cahan, Jon Provus and Stewart Auslander to talk all things Camp! We cover their favorite camp memories, what camp means to them, what it's like seeing their kids at camp now and how important Fantasy Camp (alumni camp) is to their current friendships. Enjoy!
51:26
November 19, 2018
We're Back! November News and Updates
The Camp Cast is back after a couple months off. Today Jason is joined from a couple thousand miles away by Jeff Toombs. They recap the fall recruiting and staffing season, give some November birthday shoutouts, talk about the upcoming Chicago area reunion and preview some of the great Camp Cast Episodes we have coming up this season.
23:06
November 8, 2018
Woody's Word (August 8, 2018) - I LOVE THIS CAMP
On this episode of The Word, Jason recaps the last few days at camp, including a detailed account of the exciting final day of twilight league action, the emotional banquet and awards ceremonies and reveals who won our Junior, Intermediate and Senior Honor Camper awards as well as The Nate Wasserman award. Then, we have a bunch of guests pop into the pod center to help us answer one question: what was your favorite memory from the summer of 2018? We are joined by about 10 campers and counselors to share their thoughts.
26:31
August 9, 2018
Woody's Word (August 6, 2018) - To Menominee We Sing
On this special episode of The Word, I am joined by Green Team overall captains Gavin Bramwit, Ryan Firmin and Daniel Malis to discuss their victory in the 2018 Green and White Sing! We cover all of the anxieties that come with teaching their teams the songs, the emotions of the evening and the leadership lessons learned throughout this process. We also update everyone on the Green and White scoreboard.
16:01
August 7, 2018
Woody's Word (August 1-3, 2018) - Nothing Can Stop Us
On this spectacular episode of The Word I am joined by the only 2 people who are up to the task of recapping THREE full days at camp: Cabin 12's Harrison Hoffman and Brady Kay. We cover Green & White events, league championships, skit nights, our 10 Year Induction ceremony and much more.
14:44
August 4, 2018
Woody's Word (July 31, 2018) - A Color War Extraveganza
On this episode of The Word I am joined by Cabin 15 members Tobey Berks and Drew Benjamin to recap an action packed day of Green & White events, as well as talk about yesterday's surprise Color War break.
13:04
August 1, 2018
Woody's Word (July 29, 2018) - A Sneak Peak
Today on The Word I am joined by Program Director Ethan Weiss and Senior Cabin Counselor Marc Goodman. We recap a perfect Lazy Day Sunday at CM, give the listeners an inside look into what is coming this week at camp and even provide some intro music for your listening pleasure.
19:45
July 30, 2018
Woody's Word (July 27-28, 2018) - The REAL Woody's Word
On the most special episode of the word so far this year, we have Woody himself on the pod for his first appearance after arriving at camp yesterday. We cover all the activities at camp for the last 2 days including a social with Marimeta, Camper/Counselor Switch Day, Casino Night and a perfect counselor season with a big softball win.
09:00
July 29, 2018
Woody's Word (July 26, 2018) - Participating in Every Way We Can
On this episode of The Word I am joined by the campers on our PUP List (physically unable to perform). We've had some unfortunate injuries this summer, but Jack Kaplan, Jack Behar, Tyler Longnecker and Alex Stelzer still bring a love for camp and positive attitude to the pod to help me recap another great day at camp.
08:04
July 28, 2018
Woody's Word (July 24-25, 2018) - Victory, Relaxing and Recovering
On this episode of the pod I am joined by Senior Cabin members Kase Ratzlaff and Danny White who are tasked with recapping two action packed days at CM. We cover the completion of the Kawaga competition and our Lazy Day recovery after 2 long days at camp. I hope you enjoy!
16:05
July 26, 2018
Woody's Word (July 23, 2018) - Competition Day 1
On this episode of The Word, I am joined by camper (and future sports reporter) Leo Necheles to recap our first day of competition events and look ahead to Day 2.
12:58
July 24, 2018
Woody's Word (July 21, 2018) - 5 Year Night
On this episode of The Word we recap a very special and sacred 5 Year Night Ceremony where we inducted 20 new members to the club!
04:24
July 22, 2018
Camp Cast - Significance of the CM vs. CK Competition
On this VERY special episode of the Camp Cast, Jason sits down with 4 alumni and ten year club members, Andrew Blechman, Taylor Beauseigneur, Justin Schoeneman and Jonah Weiss. Our topic today: the big competition between Menominee and our good friends and biggest rivals Camp Kawaga. We talk about the all of the life lessons our boys take away from these 2 intense days at camp, how important it is to compete as Team Menominee once each summer, what this event means to the Menominee Family each year, and share some personal competition stories.
28:45
July 22, 2018
Woody's Word (July 19, 2018) - Fields of Dreams
On this episode of The Word, I am joined by not 1, but 2 Fields! Brothers Tyler and Zach stop by the pod center to recap another spectacular day at the friendly confines. Enjoy!
08:28
July 20, 2018
Woody's Word (July 18, 2018) - Welcome to our Carnival
On this high energy episode of The Word I am joined by Cabin 13 residents Adam Stein and Zach Ben-Isvy to talk about another perfect day at camp, which ended in a fun-filled carnival where we were lucky enough to host the girls from Camp Agawak.
07:19
July 19, 2018
Woody's Word (July 17, 2018) - There's a First Time for Everything
On this extra special episode of The Word, I am joined by campers Max Kirsch and Zach Meyers to recap another near perfect day at camp. We cover their plan for this evenings camp fire "Lip Sync Night", the start of our MCAA League action, a number of Menominee firsts and much more.
09:24
July 18, 2018
Woody's Word (July 16, 2018) - Fire and Ice
On this episode of The Word, I am joined by Cabin 10 member Jack Forman to break down the first full day of second session including our exciting Twilight League surprise start, our first round of big ten activities and much more.
08:28
July 17, 2018
Woody's Word (July 15, 2018) - 2nd Session Begins
On this episode of The Word, I am joined by our Waterfront Director Jeremy Kohlenbrener and returning (after 9 year hiatus) counselor Victor Rudo to talk about a glorious opening day to the 2nd session.
10:47
July 16, 2018
Woody's Word (July 12, 2018) - First Session Recap
Today Jason is joined by the entire CIT cabin on the to recap the day and the entire first session. We look back on Trip Week, Big Ten, King of the Camp, Competitions, Skit Nights and much more!
10:55
July 13, 2018
Woody's Word (July 10, 2018) - It's a Wonderful Night for Dance-Off
Today on The Word Jason is joined by our Media Director Erica Baker and Head Counselor Josh Ingram. We talk about another cloudless day at CM, congratulate our 3 new waterskiers, break down tonights dance competition and much more. I hope you enjoy!
06:12
July 11, 2018
Woody's Word (July 9, 2018) - I Want It That Way
Menominee has got talent...and not just on the courts and fields. On this episode of The Word we have camper Harry Steiner join us to break down the Menominee Rock Band show that took place this evening, as well as recap another perfect day at the friendly confines.
05:28
July 10, 2018
Woody's Word (July 7, 2018) - Trip Week Mega Pod!
On today's Word we are doing a Trip Week Mega Podcast! We are lucky enough to have 2 representatives from all of our trip week groups to come on and talk to us about their trip. We cover the canoe trips (1:28), Wisconsin Dells (12:16), Minneapolis (17:34) and White Water Rafting (22:56). Enjoy!!
30:04
July 8, 2018
Woody's Word (July 6, 2018) - Attack of the Juniors!
On this very special episode of the Camp Cast our Junior age group takeover continues. I am joined by Cooper Borstein and Jaden Donsky to talk all things trip week and break down a brand new camp game that they invented to play with their friends.
08:16
July 7, 2018
Woody's Word (July 5, 2018) - Tripping Over Ourselves
On this AMAZING episode of The Word, I am joined by campers Jonah Feldman and Daniel Shamah to recap the start of trip week, and a Junior/Intermediate takeover of camp.
07:36
July 6, 2018
Woody's Word (July 4, 2018) - Koz is America
On this Independence Day episode of The Word, I am joined by Head Counselor Josh Ingram to recap a perfect 4th of July at CM.
07:16
July 5, 2018
Woody's Word (July 3, 2018) - The Perfect Setting
On this episode of The Word, I am joined by Jason Plotkin and Cade Colby. We discuss a triple threat of B&A activities, a great counselor victory over Kawaga and a picturesque Way ceremony to end the day.
06:21
July 4, 2018
Woody's Word (July 2, 2018) - Say You Want a Revolution
Today I am lucky enough to be joined by campers Ethan Mann and Miles Provus to discuss an action packed day at Menominee! Topics include their thoughts on our instructional activities this year, King of the Camp standings and the start of British and American!
07:12
July 3, 2018
Woody's Word (June 30, 2018) - The Sun, Wind...and Rain
Today, campers Asher and Charlie join me to recap the day.
06:07
July 1, 2018
Woody's Word (June 29, 2018) - We're Having a Heat Wave
Check out another great audio version of Woody's Word with special camper guests!
05:28
June 30, 2018
Woody's Word June 27-28, 2018
Today we are trying an audio version of Woody's Word. Hope you enjoy!
05:32
June 29, 2018
Dr. Deborah Gilboa (Ask Dr. G)
On this very special episode of the CampCast, Jason hands over the hosting duties to internationally known parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa (Dr.G, AskDrG.com). Dr. G asked the questions that so many first year campers and parents want to know. They cover topics like: what it is like to get off the bus that first day, what you'll see and experience in your first 24 hours at camp, what to expect the first night of camp, adjusting to cabin life, and much more.
31:29
April 26, 2018
"Momtras", Advice for New Camp Parents
Jean, a First-Year camp parent shares with you a strategy for making it through your first summer at camp (as a parent). Listen to the daily affirmations she told herself that we have called “Momtras”.
04:51
April 12, 2018
Discussion with a First Year Family
This episode was by far one of our most informative. Jason and Youth Development Director Jeff Toombs sit down with Parents Jean and Gary, and their son Reed shortly after Reeds first summer at camp. We cover a wide range of topics including not knowing anyone at camp, homesickness, nervous parents, making new friends at camp, difficult first nights away, being sick at camp, advice for new parents and what to expect from letters home. This is a must listen for any new family as it provides insights and advice that you need going into your first summer.
38:05
April 10, 2018
First Year Camp Family (Part 2)
Jason and Youth Development Director Jeff Toombs sit down with camp parents Jean, Gary and their son Reed shortly after Reeds first summer at camp. They share their thoughts about the Big Brother program at camp, discuss how supportive some of the current parents were leading up to camp, how easy Reed found it to try new things at camp, and they all provide their thoughts on Menominee philosophies as it relates to our program and competition.
18:33
April 7, 2018
Interview with Influencer Rory Kramer
Camper Eli Lundy anchors this episode of the CampCast with an awesome interview with Rory Kramer. Rory tours the world as a photographer and videographer for some of the biggest names in music, like the Chainsmokers and Justin Bieber. Rory shares some stories from his time on the road, what drives him and his advice for kids out there about conquering their fears and being their best selves.
12:37
April 6, 2018
What's Up at Camp? Hosted by Camper Eli Lundy
This is the first of 2 Camp Cast episodes recorded over the summer with the CREATOR and originator of the Menominee Camp Cast - Eli Lundy. Eli interviews some campers and tells you about whats going on at camp.
13:43
April 5, 2018
Being a Parent at Camp
Camp parents Colleen and Blair Feldman return to the Camp Cast to talk about their experience working at camp. They share some insights that every parent should know and give the behind the scenes scoop about what actually goes on at camp.
11:54
April 5, 2018
Food Allergies at Camp
Camp parents Colleen and Blair Feldman join Jason for a lively discussion about what it is like to send their son to camp with severe food allergies. Topics include: what is meal time like for camp boys with allergies? Is the food actually good? How do we make sure the boys get a balanced and nutritious diet at camp? How parents of allergy campers get comfortable sending their son to camp...and how they sleep at night. How to prepare as a parent, camper and camp director.
24:29
April 4, 2018
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