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Camping Out with Dan Camp

Camping Out with Dan Camp

By Daniel Camp
Much like old friends sharing a conversation next to the warm crackles of a campfire, we'll set out together to share big ideas revolving around outdoor adventure, impact on others, leadership, vulnerability, and how each of us seeks to leave the world a little better than we've found it. Crack a cold one or maybe even grab your bottle of bourbon, pull up a chair or a cooler, and get ready for Camping out.
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Antoinette Lee Toscano: Whitewater TV and making Outdoor Places more Equitable
Meet Antoinette. She's the creator of Whitewater TV and a multicultural, multi-sport outdoorswoman with a mission to bring more people into the outdoors. She spent 11 years in the United States Army, is a former IT executive, has over 10 years of experience in creative writing, has been a contributing writer to many publications including Paddling Magazine, works with top tier outdoor brands like Kokatat and Badfish SUP, and is a transformational public speaker with a passion for helping people living with health challenges and those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress. Follow Whitewater TV on Instagram Subscribe to Whitewater TV Follow Antoinette on Instagram Check out Diversify Whitewater and Vibe Tribe Adventures. For more information on Vibe Tribe Adventures, check out the Camping Out episode with Jess Newton and VTA! Ready for some Camping Out Swag?! Check out the store and remember that 10% of all purchases go towards a company helping to bring more people outdoors! 
July 29, 2021
Mike Harvey: Badfish SUP revolutionizing Paddleboarding and River Surfing
Meet Mike. He's the co-owner of the brand Badfish SUP and is a lover of rivers, especially those in his home state of Colorado. Mike was born in the midwest but moved to Colorado with the gentle nudge from a mentor to become a whitewater rafting guide at 19 years old. Since that fated "hinge moment" in his life, Mike has never found himself too far away from whitewater. As a whitewater park engineer and now the co-owner of Badfish, Mike has mixed his passion, play, and career! Badfish SUPs are revolutionizing how river enthusiasts can enjoy the water as well as introducing the sport to anyone curious about it.  Follow Badfish SUP on Instagram Follow Mike on Instagram Check out the Miles Away short film project on Instagram (Miles is Mike's son) Need more Mike Harvey content? Check out Mike on the Eddy Out Podcast with my friends Natali and Brittany! Follow Camping Out on Instagram Camping Out Merchandise
July 21, 2021
Ash Manning: Closing the Gear Gap for Plus Sized Adventurers
Met Ash. As a plus-size adventurer, Ash is spreading the good vibes and showing that every person belongs outdoors. From her love of whitewater rafting, epic hiking treks, and absolutely hilarious videos on social media she’s no stranger to a great adventure and bringing others joy.  Follow Ash on Instagram Follow Ash on TikTok To learn more about the body positivity backpacking trips that Ash leads, check out her website at There is a ton of great content here, including posts about outdoor safety and gear reviews. Buy your Camping Out merchandise here! 10% of all sales goes to an organization helping people get into the outdoors. 
June 16, 2021
Kris Camp: Beloved Mother and Empty Nester reconnecting with Nature
Meet Kris. She's my mom! With Kris as the matriarch of the Camp Family, us boys have practically nothing to worry about as we jump head first into every adventure that we find even slightly entertaining. A total powerhouse of a woman, my mother has always put my brother and I as her first priority. After giving birth to yours truly, My mom quit her full time job and decided to build her own business in order to make sure she could spend as much time as possible with myself and eventually my brother, Jack. While not as traditionally outdoorsy or adventurous as myself, Kris held down the fort while us boys took off for a weekend of fun, usually sending us out the door with enough food to feed an army. Now, as an empty nester, she’s reconnecting with the things that make her happy and starting to find herself really enjoying the wonders of being outside. You can keep in touch with Kris on Facebook or Instagram! If you're still not the proud owner of any Camping Out merchandise, do to!
May 19, 2021
Carla Bower: The Whitewater Mama
Meet Carla. She's a whitewater mama on a mission to bring the joy of rivers and other wild spaces to her twins. In episode 25, we met Rocky Mountain Raft’s Bobby Bower, who happens to be Carla’s Husband! While Bobby was working hard to make RMR be everything it can be, Carla was in badass mom mode, making sure she brought their twins out on adventures. There is a substantial importance to gently guiding kids to develop their own love of wild spaces, and as a mom, Carla has made it a priority. To prove that being a mom doesn’t have to slow you down, Carla is here to share her experience as a parent to the next generation of outdoor lovers. To follow along with Carla, reach out to her on Facebook!  The 4-H Crew that Carla mentioned at the end of the podcast is still out there doing big things on the regular! Check out this news story about them and reach out to Aleah Denny if you'd like to get involved in helping them.  Check out the podcast shop at to start repping your favorite outdoor podcast everywhere you go! Hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and stickers baby!
May 13, 2021
Mark Koep: revolutionizes how you find campsites
Meet Mark. He's the creative mastermind behind a tool that is poised to become the best friend of all campers:! is the only tool that lets you tour your campsite virtually before arriving! With over 3,000 first person videos, 3-d virtual tours, 24,000 photographs, and thousands of reviews, Campgroundviews is the best way to guarantee you know what your campsite looks like before you ever step foot in it.  Mark’s background is in his personal love of camping. Mark and his wife have been full time RVers for 12 years now, even raising kids along the way!  To join Campgroundviews and to get discounted access to premium features, follow this link! To follow along with Campgroundviews on Instagram, check them out @campgroundviews If you're ready to add some Camping Out Gear to your wardrobe, go to! 
April 28, 2021
Todd Barber: The Reef Ball Foundation
Meet Todd. Todd is the founder, chairman, and charter member of The Reef Ball Foundation as well as an expert in designed reefs and their applications to help rehabilitate vital reef habitats across the world. Coral Reefs are the largest living structures on earth and are often referred to as the rainforests of the ocean. These reefs are the lifeblood of the ocean. Their existence provides essential habitat in the form of fisheries, protects fragile coasts as a buffer to constantly crashing waves, supports global economies, provides food to millions, and even are an essential component to developing new medicine and treatments. Todd’s love for these wild spaces led to the creation of Reef Ball and has attracted many supporters, including country singer Kenny Chesney! While climate change threatens to warm our oceans enough to wipe out our existing coral reefs, Todd Barber and the team at Reef Ball are seeking to restore these essential habitats, one reef ball at a time. To get involved with No Shoes Reefs, Follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Then go check out their website! From these resources, you can find several ways to get involved with No Shoes Reefs and the Reef Ball Foundation.  To connect with Todd, find him on Facebook at Todd Barber! To follow along with the Reef Ball Foundation, check them out on Instagram and Facebook.  If you want the best damn Christmas song and my personal favorite Kenny Chesney jam, go listen to Christmas in Blue Chair Bay and pick up some Blue Chair Bay Rum for your next Fireside Beverage!  And don't forget to check out the Camping Out Shop. Head to dan to score your own Camping Out merchandise and rep your favorite outdoor podcast wherever you go! Keep in mind that 10% of all purchases go to an organization that's helping people get outdoors. 
April 21, 2021
Reta Boychuk: CANRVRSUP and Reta SENDS!
Meet Reta. THE RADDEST MULLET IN THE WHITEWATER GAME! She’s the first ever women Paddle Canada River trainer, a common front runner in any SUP competition, and the owner/creator of CANRVRSUP: a collective of instructors committed to providing Western Canada with leading edge paddleboard programming. From foundational skills to going full send, Reta and her team at CANRVRSUP are ready to spread the SUP community far and wide. Reta is also going full send in her own life, constantly pushing herself for big, fast adventures. What's she going to get into next? Gotta stay tuned to know!! Thanks for tagging along for 30 episodes of Camping Out! Celebrate with us by grabbing some gear from the Camping Out Online Store! Follow Reta on Instagram: @reta.sends Follow CANRVRSUP on Instagram (@canrvrsup) and Facebook Order your own bag of CANRVRSUP's FULL SEND BLEND!!! (Devil's Head Coffee) 📸 Tyler Toohey: @Pine_Cone_Crew⁣ @captain_greenshirt_collective
April 14, 2021
Nathan Dicker: STOKD
Meet Nathan. Nathan is an outdoor athlete who’s passion lies in helping others learn how to climb and how to train their body to push their abilities even further! With over 6 years of climbing, over 3 years of coaching, and a plethora of other skills under his belt, Nathan is developing a brand called "Stokd" which aims to offer training plans that are rooted in science and backed by personal results.  On top of his climbing expertise, Nathan is also a whitewater paddler who has spent time guiding others as well as taking on the river in a hard shell kayak. It’s his own connection with wild spaces and the joy to be found there that continues to drive Nathan to fine tune his craft. Follow Nathan on Instagram Follow Stokd on Instagram Check out Nathan's personal website for Stokd Camping Out Online Store: Get merch to rep your favorite outdoorsy podcast! 
April 07, 2021
Camping with Dad: The Impromptu Outdoor Educator
Welcome to the second installment of Camping Out with Dad! In these special episodes of the podcast, I’ll be sitting down with none other than the man who helped me get introduced to the wonderful world of outdoor recreation, my dad, Marc Camp. In this conversation, we reminisced on spring break adventures, where my dad would take a large group of high school kids off on multi day trips, usually somewhere within the Arcadia Valley of Missouri. We talk about the role of an impromptu outdoor educator, a role that many of us who love spending time outdoors at some point find ourselves in. How do we help educate others in a fun and enjoyable way? How do we accept and maximize our role of helping others fall in love with the outdoors? Have you gotten your Camping Out Merch yet? Head to to support the podcast and score some new gear!  If you'd like to make a financial contribution to Camping Out to help me continue to create content and grow the brand, visit this link. Thank you so much! 
March 31, 2021
Alex Freeze: Hidden Wild and Protecting Wild Florida
Meet Alex. Alex is a 6th generation Floridian who’s passion for wild spaces has turned into a career. After completing her masters of science in environmental education, Alex looked to leverage her expertise to bridge the gap between science and the public through photography. Since then, she’s trekked through delicate southern Florida ecosystems tracking Florida Panthers with National Geographic Photographer Carlton Ward Jr, become a adjunct professor of biology at Radford University, and now works as an assistant researcher and science communicator at the Center for Animal Human Relationships at the Virginia Tech Vet School. Her most recent project is a short film called Hidden Wild. Alex, along with high school students Noah, Kiana, and Kourtez, paddled down the Wild & Scenic Loxahatchee River, waded through ancient cypress swamps, and witnessed the life-giving power of fire in Florida scrub. Seven days, 70 miles, Through Florida’s hidden wilderness tucked behind the urban sprawl of Palm Beach County. Follow Alex on Instagram and make sure to watch Hidden Wild hosted on the NRS Youtube Channel! Check out the Path of the Panther Project here and don't forget to check out the National Geographic Cover story next month!  If you want to learn more about the Florida Wildlife Corridor, check it out here! Here are the brands that helped make Hidden Wild happen: NRS Pelican Kayaks Sunshine State Goods Black Diamond Rider's Only Bike Shop Day's Edge Production
March 17, 2021
American Hiking Society & Wesley Trimble: Protecting the Places You Love to Hike
Meet Wesley and the American Hiking Society. The AHS is on am mission to make the American hiking experience more accessible and more available to everyone who wants to take a walk in our nation’s wonderful outdoor spaces. This includes having permanent access to meaningful hikes including urban, front country, and backcountry opportunities. The American Hiking Society gets their boots muddy on the trail by supporting good trail stewardship but also brings those boots to the doors of Congress to do the nitty gritty work of ensuring funding for old trails and new trails, preservation of public lands, and protection of the hiking experience. Wesley is an avid outdoorsman himself, being called the most inspiring man on the PCT by Outside Magazine for his 2,600 mile journey from Mexico to Canada while managing his Cerebral Palsy. Ready to stock up on some Camping Out Swag? Check out the new online store! 10% of each purchase goes to an organization or program that is helping bring more people into the outdoors or to protect our wild spaces.  Resources mentioned in the show: American Hiking Society Website  American Hiking Society on Instagram and Facebook Wesley Trimble's Website (check out his short films and other work here!) Wesley's Personal Instagram I challenge you to get involved in advocating for your favorite wild spaces. Check out the resources available on the AHS website and contact your representatives about legislation that will help make the outdoors more equitable. 
March 10, 2021
Rocky Mountain Rafts and Bobby Bower: Rafts for the People
Meet Bobby and Rocky Mountain Rafts. Bobby is a key member of the RMR team and has his hands on designing the boats that all us river rats then get to enjoy. Born and raised in the New River Gorge, Bobby has been guiding rafts for over 30 years. His experience and love for the wild places has enabled Bobby to help others find their own outdoor adoration. Rocky Mountain Rafts has been around since 2011 with the goal to build commercial grade whitewater rafts at a price weekend batters and river guides can afford. Imagine Southwest Airlines, but with more river cred. If you're ready to buy a raft, hurry up and go to their website!  Follow Team RMR on Instagram and Facebook. If you want to apply for a job with Wildman Adventure Resort, follow this link. Please reach out at or on Instagram or Facebook to get in touch with me and let me know any feedback or suggestions for future episodes! I love you all!
March 03, 2021
Annalee Decker: Whitewater Woman
Meet Annalee. Annalee is a charismatic soul with a deep love for the river and the community built around it. Growing up within a stone’s throw of the United States National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Annalee developed the goal to one day become a professional river guide. After achieving this goal at the USNWC, she’s gone on to become a contributing writer for the International Rafting Federation, which is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. As a film student, artist, writer, and professional raft guide, there isn’t much that this whitewater woman can’t do. Follow Annalee on Instagram, on Facebook, and at her personal website. Annalee mentions a book she'd like to share with the Campfire Crew! If you're interested in learning more, check out The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko Looking to apply at Wildman Adventure Resort? Follow this link to the applications!  And of course, please reach out to me either on social media or by email at!
February 24, 2021
Fireside Short Stories: Evan McMinn shares his inspiration found in nature and his project titled "Brotherhood"
Meet Evan. An artist and storyteller extraordinaire. Evan is a student at the Kansas City Art Institute where he's been creating a piece called “Brotherhood;" a stop-motion abstract narrative. It is an exploration of relationship. His aim is to use his experience as the third brother in a line of four to discuss the emotional significance of forming, losing sight of, and then rediscovering relationships, and how during the process, we come to understand our relationship to Creation by and large. The final project is an abstract film, but today you’ll hear the Audio from the poem. Evan wrote a prelude to the poem explaining how his inspiration always falls back to nature. In a way that only Evan can, he guides us through the creative process using techniques he's cultivated throughout his career in art.  To connect with Evan: Instagram  Email Brotherhood Blog If you want to suggest someone for a Fireside Short Story or an episode of Camping Out, email me at!
February 10, 2021
Vibe Tribe Adventures: Encouraging Outdoor Adventure in the Black Community
Meet Jess. She's the creator, director, and CEO of Vibe Tribe Adventures! Vibe Tribe Adventures, formerly known as Black Girls Hike, is a non profit, minority-woman owned, global outdoor and adventure company that was created to encourage black women, men, and urban youth to explore the great outdoors, practice conservation, become educated on environmental science, health, and wellness and to inspire one another to be who they are naturally. In a world where we desperately need more people to fall in love with the great outdoors, Jess and her tribes are doing the work to help bring more people in the black community into the world of outdoor adventure.  If you want to support Vibe Tribe Adventures, check out their website here! Please consider donating on a reoccurring basis! Follow Vibe Tribe on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! If you're looking to become an adventure guide with Vibe Tribe and you're a person of color, shoot Jess an email at While you're at it, make sure to follow the new Camping Out Instagram account! 
February 03, 2021
Camping Out with Dad: Episode 1
In this new Camping Out bonus series, Camping Out with Dad, I get to sit down for intimate conversations with my dad about growing up outdoors and all the adventures we've shared until now! My dad and I have a unique relationship that is tied together by our outdoor trips and lessons learned from them. In the first installment of this series we talked about the importance of our early adventures and why the bonds created then were a key part of our relationship moving forward.  If you know something you'd like us to talk about in the next Camping Out with Dad segment, hit us up at or by visiting us on Instagram or Facebook!
January 27, 2021
Garrett and Shelby Phelps: Love and Lessons from the River
Meet Garrett and Shelby. They are currently living the raft guide dream at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. By using the lessons taught by past mistakes, Garrett and Shelby are taking on every opportunity for growth and leadership on the water and within the company. Not to mention, that just recently tied the knot before the global pandemic! This episode talks about it all! A love for the river, a love for each other, the need for good mentors, and why finding your own creative outlet is so important!  Follow Garrett on Instagram Follow Shelby on Instagram Follow Carpe Fluvium Bags on Instagram Curious about the books that Garrett mentioned? Check them out:  The Guide's Guide Augmented: Reflections on Guiding Professional River Trips by William McGinnis The Starship and the Canoe by Kenneth Brower
January 20, 2021
Camping Out with Dan: How did the podcast start?
Hello Campers! Tonight is a solo episode with me, Dan! I wanted to give those of you who don't know me a look into my life and why I decided to start this podcast. It's my goal for this podcast to seem like a really personal connection between you, me, and the guests who share some time with us. As we look into 2021, how do you hope to build relationships and cultivate adventure? Reach out to us at dan or social media to let us know who we should talk to next and what topics you'd like to hear about.  Adventure comes to those who GO!
January 13, 2021
2020 Final Question: What do you hope we remember about you?
Hello Campers! Welcome to a recap episode from all the episodes in 2020. At the end of every podcast, I ask each guest the same 5 questions. The final question goes like this: When it's all said and done, you're gone and all we have to talk about is your legacy as we sit by the campfire... what do you hope people are saying about you? It's a simple question that reaches into the deepest bits of our character. What do we want others to think about when they think about us? Everyone's answer was different but tied together by a few similar threads. Being good to people. Being thought of as helpful. Leaving an impact on the lives of those you interact with. It was inspiring to revisit all of these conversations, and I hope you get as much joy out of re-listening to them as I did. If you want to reach out to the Camping Out team, you can do so by emailing, DM me on Instagram, or just by reaching out over at If you want to revisit some of your favorite episodes, you can find them ALL here.  Remember, Adventure comes to those who GO!
January 06, 2021
Natali Zollinger & Brittany Parker: Eddy Out and Rvr 2 Rvr
Meet Natali and Brittany. They are the creators of the Eddy Out Podcast and Rvr 2 Rvr. The river community and the culture around it thrives of the eclectic groups of people that gather at put ins and take outs across the world. In a year that made some of these beautiful conversation tough to have, Natali and Brittany started Eddy Out to bring those types of conversations to your living room! They have also collaborated to create a company called Rvr 2 Rvr that creates and implements programs to teach others how to whitewater SUP and river surf. The idea is to continue to grow the river community by bringing new people into the fold!  Extra Links: Rvr 2 Rvr Natali's Instagram Brittany's Instagram
December 22, 2020
Reset Outdoors: Sustainable Well-Being
Meet Connor. He's the founder of Reset Outdoors. Reset Outdoors is on a mission to nurture and grow sustainable well-being in the lives of their clients, themselves, their community, and the environment. By offering counseling services for individuals and families as well as leadership development for teams and companies, Reset Outdoors is engaging a wide swath of people and showing them the benefits to enjoying a healthy and balanced life. In this episode, Connor tells us about his motivation to create Reset Outdoors after experiencing burnout at his previous job, the incredibly powerful ways humans can connect with themselves and others through nature, and how just 22 minutes of exposure to nature every day can have a profound effect on your health. Check out Reset Outdoors on Social! Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connor's Shout outs! Check out other groups who are going great things in this world! ParkRX America: Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing Nature during the routine delivery of healthcare by a diverse group of health care professionals. National Alliance on Mental Illness: the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  The Outdoor Foundation: Inspiring the outdoor habit in kids and families by connecting research, knowledge, people and programs. With the goal of everyone experiencing the fun and joy of the outdoors once a week.
December 15, 2020
Astral and Bryan Owen: Gear that puts Nature First
Meet Bryan. He's the sales manager for one of my favorite outdoor gear brands, Astral. Astral was started in 2002 with the goal to create the best performing products for wilderness athletes in the least toxic and lowest impact way. Since then, the company has won awards for innovative designs and paved the way in both the world of outdoor footwear and PFD industry. In a market dominated by big names, Astral continues to forge ahead with nature as a key factor in their decision making process. Follow Astral on Instagram and Facebook! Here are Bryan's Top 3 Astral favorites: Bluejacket Brewer 2.0 Astropad If you're curious about what other items would be a great addition to your gear quiver or maybe even a great gift to the adventurer in your life, shoot me a message on social or at!
December 08, 2020
River Company Outfitters: A Clothing Company with a River Problem
Meet Dylan. He's the owner and creator of the River Company Outfitters. Growing up with a love for the river engrained in his heart, Dylan and his brother grew up learning the lessons of whitewater from their dad who starting guiding in the 1970s! Since then he’s handed over the guide stick and the legendary purple Are raft continues to take on wave after wave. Dylan and I talk about the challenges of starting a business, the inspiration of the river, and the big time dreams he has for his brand.  Shop small this holiday season! Check out the store for RCO. Follow RCO on Instagram  Follow Dylan on Instagram  Check out RCO on Facebook
December 01, 2020
Fireside Short Stories: A collection by Nick Roberts
Welcome to the second installment of the Fireside Short Stories on Camping Out. Not every person loves an hour long interview style podcast so I wanted to create an occasional sprinkle of artistic flair for people to enjoy! A spark was lit and Fireside Short Stories was born.  This week our featured artist is Nick Roberts. You might recognize him as the vagabond guru from episode 2 of Camping Out. Nick has written and recorded several short stories that he has compiled over past 6-7 transformative years of his life. Nestled between intricate wordplay and lessons taught only by time, Nick bears his heart in these pieces of art. If you want to connect with Nick, check out his instagram account: @nickroberts9
November 24, 2020
MK and TJ- Tent Camping Across America
Meet MK and TJ. After taking a dreamy honeymoon trip to St. Lucia and returning with only a handful of pictures, they made a goal to be more intentional on documenting their future travels. Originally they planned to do some international travel. Since 2020 has been anything but conventional, MK and TJ decided to take it as a nudge to begin their adventure! What is their adventure? It's a mission to travel to and tent camp in all 50 states! As "normal people" who work full time jobs, they talk about how important planning is to create your own great adventure. I also loved hearing them talk about how they stay motivated to reach their end goal. I'm so excited to share their story and to follow their journey! You should follow along too. Here are some links to their YouTube channel, website, and Instagram page! Website YouTube Channel Instagram- @mkandtj and if you're ready to leave a 5 star review...
November 10, 2020
Afros in Nature- Creating Safe Spaces for BIPOC Outdoors
Meet Amanda from Afros in Nature. Afros in Nature is a grassroots collective to connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with nature. In a world where everyone should have equal access to connect and play in the outdoors, Afros in Nature is seeking to plant the seeds of safety in natural environments so that individuals of color can create self-sustaining lifestyles with love, support, and community. Amanda’s love for organic farming and sharing her own stories places her at the heart of this mission. Afros in Nature Instagram Amanda’s Instragram Please consider donating to Afro's in Nature so they can realize their goals! If you think you'd like to start programs like this in your own community, I can't think of a better group to bounce ideas off of! 
November 03, 2020
Daniel Herman - Led by Faith and a Longboard
Meet Daniel. A mass of energy and a man of God. In 2018, Daniel Herman Jr set off on a longboard journey that would change his life. With the goal of traveling from Miami to San Francisco with hardly any supplies, Daniel took on state after state on his longboard while also spreading to the gospel to those he met. From encounters with Bob, a gay man in Florida who on the surface had very little in common with Daniel, to eating award winning BBQ and facing celebrity-like status in the state of Texas, Daniel's journey was nothing but incredible. What drove him to take on such an epic feat? An intense personal relationship with God. Whether you consider yourself a person of faith or not, there is a lot to learn from Daniel's incredible story! Daniel's Instagram Account: @everyday.dan  If you want to see the videos and behind the scenes action from Daniel's trip, this is the place to do it!
October 27, 2020
Fireside Short Story: "Why" - Written by Dan Camp
Hey friends! The Fireside Short Stories are a new part of Camping Out that I hope you enjoy! These short stories will be sprinkled in every now and then between interviews and will be created and performed by their creators. The idea is to provide a space where people can share their creative sides with all of you! I'll be featuring a lot of different people and perspectives here.  If you'd like to share a short story on Camping Out, please reach out to me! You can get a hold of me at or through social media. I can't wait to share these with you! Enjoy the first Fireside Short Story: "Why" written and performed by myself. It's a short look into the "why" moments we often face during extreme outdoor adventures. Are there parallels to the decisions we are forced to make in life as well? 
October 15, 2020
Coach Derek Leonard: The GOAT
Meet Coach Derek Leonard. Highly regarded as one of the greatest high school football coaches of all time in Illinois and across the United States, Derek became a mentor for me as I learned both about football and life from him at Rochester High School. As a head coach, Derek has an incredible overall record of 157-32 in 15 seasons. To add to that, Rochester has won 8 state championships in the last 10 years. In this episode we talk about growing up as a coach's son, the importance of team sports for kids, the teachings best provided by playing on a team, and the value of making quality of life a priority as you seek to create your own impact in the world.  On Twitter: @coachleonard3 Follow Rocket Football: @rocketnation1
September 30, 2020
Marc & Jack Camp: A Family Adventure
Meet Marc and Jack Camp. Marc is my dad and Jack is my brother! I wanted to share with you two of the people most instrumental in helping me cultivate a love of the outdoors as a kid. My dad has always been the one planning the trips and exposing us to nature regularly. Jack has been my right hand man through our childhood as we fished, hiked, camped, and explored our way to adulthood. Now, fresh off an epic Montana trip together, we spend some time reflecting on our special bonds forged in the outdoors, how life can take you different directions but encourage similar adventures, and the importance of dads and male role models.  I'm so excited to share my dad and brother with you!  Jack's Instagram: @jackcamp11 Jack's message to all was to get out and vote! Educate yourself on your candidates, especially those in your local elections. You can find a lot of helpful resources by following this link to Marc's Facebook Helping Hands of Springfield- Combating homelessness in Springfield, Illinois
September 23, 2020
Riley McMinn: A Reverse Dirtbag Mindset
Meet Riley. A towering man with a behemoth personality. Riley’s life philosophy is a little backward from my own dirtbag path. His goal? Work hard for the man now so that he doesn’t have to later. By living now like no one else so that later he can live like no one else, Riley is diving into how grit, a growth mindset, and taking the leap can lead to financial independence as well as the ability to travel and live like an adventurer later in life. Are you wondering how do you set yourself up to cover your expenses and live with true financial freedom? Get ready to learn this and so much more with my good friend, Riley McMinn. Instagram: @Rmcminn94 Dolphins Cancer Challenge Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program
September 16, 2020
Steph Zukowski: A True All-Terrain Woman
Meet Steph. A wild woman with a beautiful heart and love for the outdoors. While once on a path to do occupational therapy, Steph realized that she was not about to spend her 9-5 indoors. After being introduced to hiking and backpacking, the fire was lit for her love of outdoor recreation. Since then, she’s guided in both Montana and Wisconsin doing trips both on land and on the water! In our conversation, we touch on 3 keys to accessibility in the outdoors, the unique challenges of being a woman in the outdoor industry, and how Steph encourages others to be a voice for marginalized people in our society. Instagram: @stephzukowski She Colors Nature: Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Normalizing conversations about racism. Find her on Instagram here. Indigenous Women Hike "I think women have a unique talent for being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time. We’re able to sort of see the bigger picture and see the vision, but also see the unique things that are happening and be able to fix it" - Bozoma Saint John
September 02, 2020
Barry Williamson- DO MORE
Meet Barry Williamson. A once party boy turned lifestyle entrepreneur. His pursuits in life span from renovating his new place with his girlfriend to building up everyone in his community. Through his brand, DO MORE, he’s seeking to provide resources for others to create their own generational wealth and get 1% better every day. While he’s not an avid outdoorsman, he’s looking forward to experiencing new places and even trying some new outdoor pursuits like snowboarding and whitewater rafting. Through a mixture of tenacity and vulnerability, Barry is poised to make a huge impact on those around him. Follow DO MORE on Instagram: Check out the DO MORE website and grab yourself a t-shirt:
August 26, 2020
Nick Roberts: Unleash the Vagabond-hood
Meet Nick Roberts. A true outdoor Casanova, Nick has been making his way through life on his own terms. Backed by his family and friends, Nick has felt the benefits of his access to the world of outdoor recreation but knows its not that way for everyone. We talk about roadblocks that appear as you follow your heart, the benefits of having a Flow vs. Grit mentality, why it's okay to not have conversations with your tattoo artist, and even a little bit about the harsh reality of lost love.  As with every guest, I encouraged Nick to truly be himself. This comes along with some explicit language, so be aware of that heading into this conversation! Find Nick on Instagram: @nickroberts9 Nick's suggested books: Into the Wild by John Krakauer The Wedge by Scott Carney or any book by Edward Abbey  Support Afros in Nature by following this link!
August 19, 2020
Brock Fisher- Embrace the Suck
Meet Brock Fisher. A stand-up gentleman with a grand sense of adventure and an exquisite taste for good bourbon. Brock and I met several years ago at Wildman Adventure Resort in Wisconsin, where we were both introduced to seasonal work in the Outdoor Industry! In our conversation we touch on deviating from your “original plan”, the viability of working seasonally as a career, a hard lesson taught by a roaring river, and the importance of getting children outdoors. Brock tells us sometimes we need to “embrace the suck” and roll with the punches so that we can help make even one person’s life better. If you want to follow Brock on social media, you're really only going to find him on Facebook. If you'd like to reach out to him, just give me a shout and I'll get you in touch! If you'd like to dig further into the Flow Theory, follow this link! If you're interested in checking out Wildman Adventure Resort, follow this link.
August 11, 2020
Camping Out with Dan
Hey! I'm Dan Camp! Welcome to Camping Out. Here we are going to explore so many different things, always with a hint of adventure somewhere near the heart. My goal is to create a place where big ideas can be talked about, just like sitting around the campfire with friends. We'll touch on things like outdoor recreation, leadership, emotional vulnerability, current events, and how everyone has the ability to leave a lasting impact on those around them.  Sit back, crack a cold one (if you're so inclined), and let's start a fire!
June 30, 2020