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A Kickstarter has been launched to crowdfund an officially licensed Wet Hot American Summer role-playing game. Known as Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp, the game: "lets you play as a camper, counselor or staffer at Camp Firewood. You can pick a favorite character like Beth, Coop or Gene, or...

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The 1960s family sitcom Leave It To Beaver tackles the subject of divorce through a camp friend Beaver has stay over in the "Beaver's House Guest" episode (Season 4, Episode 2). The episode opens after Beaver has returned from Camp König. After explaining that he's put on weight because his...

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Actress Judy Greer was forced to go to summer camp as a kid, but she's come around to the idea as an adult. Greer talked about wanting to go to camp on a recent appearance on Conan. "When I was younger and my parents actually forced me to go to...

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It's been 20 years since Scarlett Johansson missed out on the chance to play twins reunited at Camp Walden in the 1998 remake of the Disney classic The Parent Trap. And apparently she's still not over it. "I saw Jumanji. I liked it. I wasn’t bitter enough then, now I’m...

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Human rights activist Richard Lapchick is best known for his efforts leading the boycott of South Africa from international sporting events during apartheid and his long career in academia, but it was an experience at summer camp that helped shape his lifelong campaign for justice. Lapchick, whose father Joe Lapchick...

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A 2014 low-budget indie film about two best friends who spend their last summer before college working at a summer camp has been added to Amazon Prime. The film directed by Joshua Land stars Matt Pulaski as Adam and James Hennigan as Jared. The movie, which was funded in part through...

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The Philadelphia region was slammed with a snow storm this week so I ended up spending a lot more of my down time with a snow shovel in hand than I'm accustomed to in March so the links are on the short side this week. Let me know what I...

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A review of a new novel set at Boy Scout camp, how summer camp can prepare you for the Peace Corps, PlayStation partnering with an all-girls game development camp, summer camp joy, a fight for inclusion at a Christian camp in Canada and more in a look at the summer...

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Jim Bronson gets a temp job at the Hanrahan School, a summer camp for children with special needs in "The Runner" episode (Season 1, Episode 1) of the 1969 television series Then Came Bronson. Showing its age, the children at the camp run by noted therapist Edward Hanrahan (Jack Klugman)...

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When Joe Jonas posted a photo with his Camp Rock co-star Demi Lovato last month with the message "CR3?" most assumed he was just having a little fun teasing a third installment of the popular Disney movies that would never happen. But when asked about the Instagram post in an interview...

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When he was cast in a movie about adult campers who return to their old summer camp in the early, the late actor Bill Paxton researched his role by visiting the North Carolina camp he attended as a teen. In the 1993 movie Indian Summer, Paxton played Jack Belston, who returns to Camp...

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I don't know about where you live, but the last week of February brought some incredible unseasonably warm weather to the Philadelphia region and a slew of summer camp-related links as well. Did I miss something? Email me at info@summercampculture.com. • Couples meeting at summer camp isn't anything new. But how...