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Well we had to do it. We HAD to bring in the best story teller we know and love, they have been doing it all the way since 2015. Laura is the co-founder and executive director of Stomping Ground. She drives the idea that story telling can be a
You didn't think we would forget the kitchen did you?! For our 9th episode we bring on our head chef, Nina Roberts, to tell you how it all goes down back there behind the kitchen wall curtain. Nina absolutely knocked it out of the park this sum
So you sign up to work for camp, and you know you will interact with some kids. But you also might lead a photography class, or clean a bunch of dishes. You might work in the office for half a day, jump on the lawn mower, sit with a sick camper
We had to dedicate one whole episode to working and hanging with our teen campers, so it only made sense to bring on our talented teen expert: Squeaks! She has worked at many camps before finding her way to SG, and you will arguably learn a lit
Do you ever have those people in your life that are just so reliable? That is our next guest, Maddy. She ran the buddy board, she led so many different activities, and she connected so well with every cabin she worked with. Maddy joins us today
Well what a delight this episode was. Patrick Days is an energizer bunny that makes all of the other bunnies look tired. During summer 2021 you could find him leading all camp cheers, going hard on the basketball court, or playing 1000 games of
You know her and you love her, it's time for Nana!! Nana, AKA Alex Vaillancourt, is a parent coach/educator during the school year, and the Makerspace Maven during the summer. She has worked with children and families for over 30 years. Experie
MK Conner in the building!! They were a cabin counselor turned panda in just one summer, and after you listen to this episode you will understand why. MK is incredible at making connections with staff/campers, and is always looking to level up
Up next in our staff reflections and stories from summer 2021: the channel 27 news anchor himself, Quarius Loucas! This guy can do it all. He makes announcements from the picnic table, leads dance parties, and recognizes the fun in making new t
We are beyond thrilled to bring you our SECOND season of the Building A Stomping Ground Podcast. This run will focus all on summer 2021, our first summer in our new home, and we will hear stories from all staff crossing all Stomping Ground depa
If don't know her yet, you will now. Shani Carrington is a beacon of human kindness and empathy. And we are beyond thrilled to welcome her to the squad. Sit down with us as we learn more about who she is and how she got to SG.
Our other new year round camp director, Shani Carrington, graces us with her depiction of what Stomping Ground is like through a beautiful spoken word poem. Take a listen!
In this second bonus episode, Ray sits down with Nelson to hear more about why he loves camp, what his favorite passions are outside of camp, and his amazing takes on how/when meetings should run.
Join us as we sit down with our two new year round staff members, the very first listeners of this podcast. Enjoy this first of four bonus episodes getting to know our new directors, Nelson Strickland and Shani Carrington. 
Join us for our first "quick hitters" segment with George and Ray! Each of these episodes will feel like a sprint, as these two hooligans try to name and explain a wide variety of SG terms. Tune in as we build out the Stomping Ground glossary.
Did you know Laura has her MSW? Join us as we get all sorts of academic in the BASG pod. Laura schools us on the youth development theories and practices that drive camp and influence our programming. 
The final quick hitters! Say it ain't so! Join George and Ray in their last attempt to cover a boat load of SG terms, this time focusing on the big ideas that have shaped camp over the years. 
Put your engineer hats on! Jack talks us through the business and operation sides of camp. This episode paints a picture of how this whole machine works, and we have a little fun along the way. 
George is back! Sit back for another segment of quick hitters, this time focusing on the systems of camp. The clock keeps ticking as we grow the SG glossary!
We all make mistakes and it can suck when we mess up. Join Jack and Ray as we talk about some bumps in the road at SG, and how we support each other to move forward. 
The season one finale dives into the most important aspect of camp - you. The staff, campers, donors, and supporters who we partner with to grow Stomping Ground's mission. You are now a part of the community, and you can play a critical role in
Camp is a weird place. In this episode we talk through some of the stereotypes of a “traditional camp counselor” as we acknowledge that working at camps is unlike any other job. It then becomes our job to let people know you don’t have to fit a
We are back this episode with Klee as she breaks down all of the essentials you need to know about in packing for camp. Learn about the amenities camp has to offer, and even hear about the stellar food menu at Stomping Ground. 
This episode of the BASG pod focuses on the world around us right now, the political climate and the intersecting movements shaping society.  At Stomping Ground we take seriously the opportunity we have to inspire kids to think critically about
Episode two takes us back to the beginning. You will hear the origin story of how Stomping Ground all came together. Tune in as Laura covers Jack and Laura's cross country road trip, camp's first summer in 2015, and so much more! 
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