Summer Camp Links: December 21-27

Camp Ramah in Ojai, California is expanding with a $1.8 million land acquisition. The camp will increase its size by 40 percent with the additional 174 acres.

A local newspaper column details the history of St. Francis of Alvernia, a facility in upstate New York that hosted a summer camp for more than 1,100 children from 1932 to 1953 and was used as a Girl Scout camp from 1954 to 1976.

Retiree and summer camp volunteer Bob Hayes, who had a trail at Camp Wesley Woods named after him, gets profiled in a Tennessee local paper.

Micah chats with a couple of fellow camp director kids in the latest episode of the Campfires and Color Wars Podcast.

Tennis.com profiles the Windbridge Tennis & Sports Camps in Vermont.

Austin-based drive-in movie theater Blue Starlite is moving its main location outside the city and adding a camping component founder Josh Frank says was inspired by time spent at Echo Hill Ranch, the former summer camp founded by Kinky Friedman’s family.

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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