Summer Camp News & Notes – Week of March 4

• A Chicken McNugget resembling George Washington fetched $8,100 on eBay recently in an auction the Nebraska woman who discovered the McNugget posted to raise money to send kids to summer camp.

• A Palm Beach Post investigation in Florida found that “Weak laws pave way for child sex abuse” at summer camps.”

• Experiences at summer camp inspired this blogger to write a poem.

• A Kickstarter campaign for an anti-bullying webseries set at a fictional “Jedi Camp” ended with enough backers – including yours truly – coming through in the final hours to fully fund the project.

• With all the stories that come out this time of year about so-called innovative summer camps that aren’t really summer camps, it’s nice to see a story like this one in the Minneapolis StarTribune focusing on the traditional summer camp experience.

• Here’s a good reminder this time of year: “Summer camp teaches kids about independence.”

• Travis Allison talked to Hannah Morrison of the blog Summer Camp Confessions for a recent CampHacker TV episode.

What did I miss this week in the world of summer camps?

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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