Summer Camp News and Notes – Week of Jan. 29

• This blog post from College Xpress takes a look at how people found summer camps before the internet (Thanks, @SummerPgmSearch)

• Wired’s Geek Dad took a look at Monster-Battling Summer Camps.

• A Connecticut family runs a summer camp on wheels in which they take campers on RV tours of national parks and other cool sights they access through their “rolling cabins.”

• San Diego YMCA camps Raintree Ranch, Camp Surf and Camp Marston are celebrating I Love Camp Month in February.

• Camp O’Bannon in Newark, Ohio, is mourning the loss of a dog so beloved by the campers her death made the local paper.

Summer camp: the answer for brain dead teenagers.

• This Georgia teen started writing her now published novel during free time at summer camp.

• The Longwood University Center for the Arts is hosting an art exhibit of works created at Camp Unity, a summer camp for adults with intellectual disabilities.

What did I miss this week?

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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