Marshall from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ was once Camper of the Year


SEGELThe central storyline of “The Possimpible” episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother from season 4 is job resumes and some of the ridiculous things people put on them.

Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), for example, includes a dunk competition he won in Minnesota on his resume and his wife, Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) resume includes a competitive hot dog-eating contest she won. One aspect of Eriksen’s resume we only get a quick glimpse of at the end of the episode is his “Camper of the Year” award he won in 1990 at Luthern Hills Day Camp.

Eriksen, according to his resume, won the honor for “overall recognition for sportsmanship, leadership, pike and walleye fishing, canoeing.”

A camp by that name doesn’t appear to exist in Brunswick, Minn., but there is a Lutheran Hills camp in Indiana. Jason Segel attended a summer day camp in real life, where, as he he talks about in this interview, his brother beat him up for singing “Castle On A Cloud” from Les Miserables.

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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