Saint Misbehavin’

What does a documentary about a clown named Wavy Gravy have to do with summer camp?

Well, Wavy Gravy might be one of the most colorful characters ever associated with summer camp. He’s most definitely the only summer camp founder to have a Ben & Jerry’s flavor of ice cream named after him.

Hippie, entertainer, peace activist and clown, Wavy Gravy is the co-founder of Camp Winnarainbow, an ACA-accredited circus and performing arts camp near Laytonville, Cal., now in its 35th year.

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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