The End of the Podcast For Now
This episode we say goodbye to the podcast. It’s been great guys, but I really have to focus on getting the best out of my time. Expect to see me promoting There’s No Place Like Summer Camp on TikTok and other platforms to help spread the word on how good summer camp truly is. It’s not goodbye – I’ll come and go but for now its an adios to the podcast and on to other projects. Thanks for your support, kind words etc. I’ll be back, just don’t know when. Stay up to date on my whereabouts by following me on Twitter, @androow09.
A Transcription from the Podcast…
Hello, guys, and welcome to another episode of There’s No Place Like Summer Camp. I’m outdoors today, and it’s a nice day in the middle of May. However, there’s a slight difference in the audio quality and background sounds because I’m on the road and feeling a bit out of breath. Today’s episode is a little different as I want to talk about the changes in my life that have impacted the podcast and where we go from here.
Current Challenges and Confusion
In the previous episode, I shared with you all about my house move and some changes in my life. However, my current living situation doesn’t allow me to continue with the weekly podcast episodes. I’m feeling a bit confused about where to take the podcast from here due to my living arrangements and work schedules. The podcast has always been a place to promote my book and build a community around summer camp, as well as answering questions and providing entertainment. It has been an enjoyable project for me, but with the recent changes, I need to reconsider the format.
Reflecting on the Original Goals
The goal of the podcast has always been to promote my book and encourage people to volunteer at camp America during the prime time for summer camps. However, with the current challenges, I feel the need for a change in approach to get the best out of myself and promote the book effectively. My living situation has made it difficult to record podcasts every week and come up with new ideas, so I need to find a solution.
Considering the Way Forward
As we are currently on Episode 84 or 85 of long-form discussions about summer camp and all the tips and advice I could think of, I realize that the podcast episodes will always be available for new and old listeners to revisit. The interviews and discussions about summer camp will continue to be there for everyone to listen to. However, I need to make some changes to keep the podcast alive and thriving.
Finding a Solution
Going forward, I have a vague solution in mind. I want to keep the podcast alive but adapt to my current living situation. I will continue to share my deep passion for summer camp and how it has changed me and others. But I might need to change the format and frequency of the episodes to accommodate my current challenges. This is a passion project, to provide valuable content and engage with my audience, but I also need to find a balance that works for me.
I want to thank all of you for your continued support of There’s No Place Like Summer Camp. The podcast is not going anywhere, but there will be some changes in the format and frequency of episodes due to my current living situation. I will continue to share my love for summer camp and provide valuable content to my audience. I appreciate your understanding and look forward to the next chapter of the podcast.
Introduction to Why I Wrote the Book:
Have you ever had an experience that changed your life? For me, it was going to summer camp. It took me from someone who was sheltered and introverted to someone with a world of experiences and friends. That’s why I decided to create a podcast called “There’s No Place Like Summer Camp.” But now, after covering many topics, I think it’s time for a change. In this post, I’ll talk about my experience at summer camp and how it led me to my latest projects.
How Summer Camp Changed My Life:
When I went to summer camp for the first time, I had no idea how good it would be. I had only heard about how good it was from other people who had either done it or heard about it by word of mouth. It took a bit of a leap of faith to go, not knowing anyone or anything, and putting in about 1000 pounds. But I walked away with tons of stories, experiences, and friends, and my eyes were opened to the world. I knew I had to spread the word.
Creating “There’s No Place Like Summer Camp”:
One of the good habits I kept was keeping a diary, which I did from about age 16 to 23. Every night before I’d hit the sack, I’d sit on my phone typing away the notes of what had happened that day. I knew that I had to take what was such an amazing experience, from what was in my diary into something that the general public could really enjoy and educate themselves upon. And that’s how the idea for the podcast “There’s No Place Like Summer Camp” was born. I knew it was a passionate thing that I wanted to get out there, and I think it was such a niche that’s very untapped. I knew so many people who had done it, and I wanted to share the experience.
From Podcast to Book: There’s No Place Like Summer Camp
The project started from a dark place to be honest – a long-term relationship had come to an end shortly after my second stint at summer camp, and I needed a project to distract me. I had quality content in my diary entries, and I knew it was something that I wanted to get out there. That’s why I wrote my debut book, “There’s No Place Like Summer Camp.” I translated my diary entries into something that people could enjoy, adding dialogue that was never there in my diary entries, and more.
Next Steps: A Children’s Book
After my book was published, I found myself looking for a new project. I decided to break out of the routine of going back through diary entries and translating them into something that people enjoy. That’s why I’m working on a completely different kind of project now – a children’s book called “The Fly That Flew To High.” It’s a story that I’ve had in the back of my mind for about two years, and I’m excited to get it out there for a different kind of audience. It’s really weird how the story came about, but I’ll keep that for another episode.
Summer camp changed my life, and I hope that my book and podcast can inspire others to take that leap of faith and experience it for themselves. But now, it’s time for a change, and I’m excited to work on my children’s book and see where that takes me. Thank you for coming on this journey with me, and I hope you keep an eye out for “The Fly That Flew To Hi” and other projects in the future.