Actress Galadriel Stineman ‘bleeds summer camp’

I became a fan of actress Galadriel Stineman the first time she appeared on one of my favorite TV shows, The Middle, playing Axl’s girlfriend, Cassidy. That was before she showed up on Showtime’s Shameless as a counselor at Camp Happy Hopes.

I recently discovered that her showing up at summer camp on television – and the tears her character sheds on the bus after getting kicked out of camp – wasn’t all an act.

After retweeting the actress confessing that summer camp was one of her obsessions, she tweeted back the following:


Pretty cool.

It turns out Stineman attended North Central 4-H Camp in Northern Kentucky, where according to her Twitter profile she won the “bad hair pageant three years in a row.”

Here’s hoping she gets to go to summer camp on a future episode of The Middle. I think her and Axl as camp counselors would make for a great storyline.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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