Song on Liz Janes’ latest album inspired by summer camp

Singer/songwriter Liz Janes has a song inspired by her time at a summer camp on Chincoteague Island in Virginia.

The song “Chincoteague” is on her album Slow City that was released last month.

Janes, who lives in Indianapolis, talked about the song in a recent interview with Indianapolis alternative weekly Nuvo.

“[“Chincoteague”] is a love story for my family. We grew up in Virginia, suburbs of D.C., and then we all grew up and moved away all over the country. My sister’s in Half Moon Bay, my parents are in Las Vegas, and my brother’s in Austin, and I’m here. Chincoteague was this romantic notion. This one summer as a kid I got to go out to this summer camp out on Chincoteague and frolic with the wild ponies. It left a pretty big impression.”

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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