Welcome to the Menominee Camp Cast, our camp podcast! Hosted by Menominee’s Owner/Director Jason, episodes cover different aspects of camping, Menominee and youth development. Jason speaks with parents, campers, staff, and many special guests. Subscribe to The Menominee CampCast:
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If you are looking for great insights into a typical day at camp, you are in luck! We do a podcast EVERY day over the summer where Jason recaps the day with a few of our campers. To listen to those podcasts, click on any of the links above to view our full podcast archive of over 60 episodes.
Here are some of our favorite episodes covering a wide range of camp topics:
Get to Know the Owner/Director and First-Year Family Insider Tips | On the first episode of Season 3, Jason is 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 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. This is a MUST listen for all new families
Meet the Youth Development Team |On this first episode of the 2019 summer, Jason is joined by Assistant/Youth Development Directors Pamela Adler and Jeff Toombs. We recap the first day of what is sure to be a special summer at camp. We also talk about the youth work Pamela and Jeff will be doing with our rookie families, cabins and staff. If you are a first-year family looking for insights into who will be working with your kids every day, you should definitely listen to this episode!
Deep Dive Into the Summer with Jason | The last night of camp is always emotional, and this episode very much reflects that. After the final awards were given out and speeches made to cap off the summer of 2019, Jason put the camp to bed and decided to do a solo podcast, open up and share all of the emotions he was feeling as the campers spent their last night at CM for the summer. Here’s a preview, “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.” On this pod you will hear a recap of our TLL playoffs, talk about our Banquet dinner, and breakdown the awards given out. Then, Jason covers 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, he shares some closing summer remarks, dole out some well deserved “thank you’s” and talks about what truly makes Menominee special.
Food Allergies at Camp | Jason talks to camp parents Colleen & Blair about what it is like to have a camper with sever food allergies. 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.
Advice from a first-year parent, to a first-year Parent, “Momtras” | Camp mom Jean offers her advice on how to deal with your son being away from home for the first time. These are her daily affirmations or, “Momtras”
Dr. G Interviews Jason/Advice for First-Year Families | Jason’s interview with Dr. G, board-certified Family Physician, founder of AskDoctorG.com, and mother of four overnight campers! You might have seen her on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors or your local news program. Jason and Dr. G discuss a campers’ first day and night of camp, how to adjust to cabin life, and much more. She knows what we can expect from our kids at different ages, how to support them, and how to manage our own parenting worries.
The First-Year Camper/Parent Experience | Shortly after his first summer at camp, Reed and his parents Jean & Gary sit down to discuss how the first summer went. They look back on why they chose Menominee and dive in to topics like 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.
The Alumni Nostalgia Pod |On 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!
An Interview with 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.