Podcast tells story of Oregon property that’s now a summer camp

The 99 Percent Invisible podcast told the fascinating story of Rajneeshpuram, a one-time spiritual mecca that today is home to the Young Life camp Washington Family Ranch in an episode back in October.

The community was started by Indian philosopher and mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in the early ’80s as a mecca for his red-clad followers known as sannyasins who ran into a host of legal and criminal problems in their pursuit of building a paradise.

You can listen to the episode below or on the 99 Percent Invisible website.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. 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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