Summer Camp Links: February 10-16

• Campfire & Color Wars Podcast took on the timely topic of summer camp couples with special guests and stories of their own in some cases very short-lived camp romances.

• The Happy Camper Podcast took a different approach on Valentine’s week with a mini episode about current teen lingo titled “Camp Goals AF.”

• The Jewish Federation of St. Louis has a new exhibit about the history of Camp Fee Fee, a 10-week St. Louis sleepaway camp started in 1926 for children at risk of contracting tuberculosis.

• A Michigan man known as Scrap Man who sells scrap metal to help sends kid to summer camp is up for a national award for Craft Professional of the Year.

• Maine Camp Experience has a post on “Lifelong Love Stories at Maine Camps.”

Engagement rings in S’mores are apparently a thing.

• Joe Jonas joked about a Camp Rock 3 in a photo he tweeted with his former co-star Demi Lovato.

• The teenager who was charged with assaulting Britain’s Got Talent comic Jack Carroll will no longer be able to attend summer camp in the U.S. because of the charge.

• The co-founders of Canada’s most successful toy company, Spin Master Corp., are giving back to the camp where they first met, Camp Northland-B’nai Brith, to the tune of $250,000.

• Country artist Maren Morris gave a shout out to her summer camp when she won a Grammy for country solo performance. The camp, which she attended in 2005, was the first ever Grammy Camp run by the Grammy Foundation.

Samaritan Mag explains why the family of late radio show host and storyteller Stuart McLean is asking for donations to Camp Kanawana in lieu of flowers.

• Skyland Camp for Girls in North Carolina announced Wendy Burns as its new director.

Camp Lakebottom is coming to Hulu.

• The title story of Deborah Willis’ new book The Dark and Other Love Stories is set at summer camp.

• A slideshow of photos of the late vocalist Al Jarreau includes one of him at summer camp in 1954.

Life Sliding is an indie film in development based on a young adult novel about a teenager whose life changes after his dad sends him to work at a summer camp.

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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