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A recently adopted refugee who was the sole survivor of an attack on his village in an unnamed country goes to Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys with his new brother in Andrew Smith's YA novel The Alex Crow. The camp is purportedly for boys addicted to video games and other technology...

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Starbucks is releasing a limited edition S'mores Frappuccino in its stores on April 28. The drink will be made with "a foundation of marshmallow whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce, followed by graham crackers, coffee, milk and ice" and "topped off with the same marshmallow whipped cream and bits of...

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Godzilla and other monsters gather around the campfire at Camp Kaiju in this t-shirt design available on Busted Tees. The camp, according to the t-shirt, was established in 1954, the year the first Godzilla series was released. Buy on Busted >>  

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Separated parents struggling to hide their contempt for each other visit their kids at summer camp in the 1999 movie The Story of Us. Though they try to hide the tension between them, it's immediately obvious when Ben (Bruce Willis) and Katie Jordan (Michelle Pfeiffer) show up at the fictional...

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One way campers of a different generation raised money to go to summer camp was selling soap as evidenced by this vintage YMCA Soap Box you can bid for on eBay.

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The April 10 episode of NPR podcast Snap Judgment featured a story about a summer camp dance at Camp Discovery in Minnesota, a camp sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology for kids with skin conditions. Sarah Harris, a former camper and counselor at the camp produced the piece, which...

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Astronaut Sally Ride played in a doubles match against tennis great and personal hero Billie Jean King when she was a counselor at the TennisAmerica Camp in Nevada in 1972. According to the book Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, Billie Jean King stopped by the camp after her...

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Illustrator Harrison Fisher painted this cover for The Ladies Home Journal August 1912 issue depicting girls at camp in their uniform bloomers and blouses, canoeing, taking photographs and reading a book in a hammock. Fisher was a New York City-based illustrator known for his depictions of women who died in 1934.

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A summer camp t-shirt inspired by the video game Chrono Trigger is available today only at The Yetee. The shirt references the character Robo, a "robot with a helpful and near-human personality created to assist humans and outfitted with a powerful robotic arm," according to the Chrono Trigger Wiki and the character...

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Colorado marshmallow startup Stuff'n Mallows is shooting for a Guinness World Record for the most people making s'mores simultaneously. The current record is 250 people, but the company started by Colorado State University graduates that sells handmade chocolate chip marshmallows is shooting for 500. The record attempt is scheduled to...