Since the beginning, people have struggled to describe Russ Meyer’s 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and no mere string of words quite captures its narcotic essence. “It’s a camp sexploitation horror musical that ends in a quadruple ritual murder and a triple wedding,” said its screenwriter, Roger Ebert, to …
I was born missing my left hand, and as a teen, I attended a camp for children with limb differences, which we lovingly called Amp Camp. In middle-of-nowhere, Ohio, with hundreds of other 10- to 17-year-old amputees, we did all the things able-bodied kids do at camp: we sang by the fire, we challenged each other on…
Evening, Camp Jezebel! Once again, it’s time for Pissing Contest and this week we’re sharing our craziest stories from summer camp? Is this sponsored Wet Hot American Summer content? Nope! I’m just a sucker who does this out of the goodness of her own heart. You’re welcome.
Lifetime has been marketing Dance Moms so perfectly, giving a little wink to appreciators of camp, who probably make up at least half of the show's audience. In the promo trailer for the new season, Abby and the girls recreate the iconic video for A-ha's "Take On Me."
I don’t know about you, but my summer camp experiences were pretty limited to being terrified of daddy long legs, vomitty sunburns and square dances. OK, the square dances were kind-of fun. But not as fun as Omaha Girls Rock.
Well, we all knew it was only a matter of time before there was an IRL The Hunger Games. Of course, the whole thing is happening in — surprise! not! — Florida.
Photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting a summer camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents. The photos are striking, and the whole experience sounds life-changing and life-affirming for the boys and their parents.
If you thought Sally Jessy Raphael was something else, wait until you get a load of La Comay! The puppet on top of a person is the star of a talk show in Puerto Rico, where's she's known for asking hard hitting questions and is said to have the "power to make or break someone."
We first wrote about Modeling Camp back in early July after a brief piece about the summer camp where teen girls are taught to model ran in The New Yorker. The camp franchise has actually been in existence since the mid '90s and has locations in several states, but seems to have only recently been picking up press…
Yes, I know that every kid is a nudist. But I really was one. Like, officially. As in, card carrying member of the ASA (American Sunbathing Association.) As in going to special places — nudist camps, or if would want to make them sound really creepy and culty, nudist colonies — which were created for no other reason…
Something pretty cool is happening in New Orleans at the end of August, something that will help mitigate the unrelenting sorrow and ennui precipitated by the dreaded march back to school — Girl Scouts Louisiana East will partner with the Geek Squad to organize a two-day technology "academy" just for girls.
Wow, when it comes to being bigoted maniacs, North Carolina's Baptist pastors are really on a roll. It was just a few weeks ago that Pastor Sean Harris suggested to his congregation that they beat their kids if they showed any signs of being gay. That seemed like it was as bad as it could possibly get, but,…
A nice walk on the beach with your family sounds so lovely doesn't it? Strolling by the sea, all of you picking up shells. Heck, maybe your kids even pick up some pretty rocks to take home. You just stick them in the pocket of your shorts and move on, distracted by a little crab or a piece of seaglass. Then an hour or…
I live approximately 2,800 miles away from where I grew up, and I can go months without thinking about the distance at all. Then something jolts me into the recognition that I'm not from here. This summer, it's camp.
You'd think traditional kids games that get them moving — things like tag, or kickball — would be an unambiguously good thing. But that would be to underestimate the idiocy of political bureaucracy.
We're guessing when it came to casting a Weimar cabaret performer, the camper who'd already been a Lolita-esque seductress in The Professional and Beautiful Girls would have an advantage.
Whenever I think about summer, I think about camp — and as it turns out, camp was what made me a feminist.
Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff have been cast in an ABC Family TV series called Huge. This show just might be great, and here's why: