Each year the IGGPPC heads off to virtual summer camp. Connecting all across the globe, our online campgrounds host campfire stories, s’mores, movies, crafts, games, and friendships in the making! We asked our Camp Staff and Troop Counselors to share a bit about their camping experiences, both with the IGGPPC and out in the world.

Joanna

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Camp Director Jo. I’m one of your camp directors and….I go by Jo.

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Getting to know new campers!! So basically anything live!

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Camping, beaching, animal spotting

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Games in the mess hall of course! I’m a master of big group games!

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Perfectly golden

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
I LIKE ANIMALS A LOT

Summer

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Fummer – I was getting a lot of local museums and theaters sending me mailers as FUMMER. How did you get my contact info???

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Blanket forts.

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Hiking!

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
At the arts & crafts shed!

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Perfectly golden

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
SNAKES. Cause then I know where they are to avoid them!

Jen

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Camp Director Jen.

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Watch-alongs and baking treats!

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Hang at the beach and swim!

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Crafts – maybe make a friendship bracelet! Or read a book.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Perfectly golden

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
MOOSE!

 

Lily

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Pip – That was my nickname when I was a Camp Counselor irl. I’ve traded my pigtails for a faux-hawk, but I’ve still got that SPIRIT!

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Chatting with New Friends around the Campfire

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Skipping Rocks across the River

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Reading or Playing Cards in the Tent

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Set it on FIRE!

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
Feral camp cat

 

Kim

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Counselor Peachy – Peachy is my nickname my lovely husband gifted to me when we were dating. 🍑

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Blanket forts & wine!

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
I like hiking and taking pictures outside.

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Craft cabin!! Or reading…

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Set it on FIRE!

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
I think I saw a Buffalo!?!

 

Katherine

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Jumba, for Jumba Jookiba who created Experiment 626, aka Stitch!

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Chatting with and getting to know everyone!

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
I love to walk and hike, but I’m not able to go very far with my fixed ankle joint.

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Reading and listening to some music with the campers.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Flame kissed

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
The Lake Monst-… Uh, I mean, the eagles. Yes. Eagles.

 

Christina

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Councellor Pleakly It’s based off our Troop name. 🙂

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Not sure. Too many to choose from.

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Mountain Biking

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Reading books in my tent.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Set it on FIRE!

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
Aliens!

Amanda

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Counselor Darko. I wanted something this year to go with our theme, and the movie is a favorite. 🙂

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Cards Against Humanity is always fun, plus blanket fort & wine night.

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Hike! I enjoy exploring, and always carry a camera with me on my adventures.

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Chilling out in the craft cabin or lounging with a book.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Perfectly golden

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
Any bird BUT loons

 

Hélène

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Counselor Wibbly-Wobbly ! Since my 1st camp, I had the same camper name (Billywig). I love it but I wanted something special for this year, related to our troop theme. The whovian Iggles would have recognised that my counselor name comes from “a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff” which was how the Tenth Doctor described time to Sally Sparrow through a DVD Easter egg.

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Why do you want me to choose among so much awesomeness?!? I love the troop scavenger hunt for it brings us together from the start. I also have a soft spot for the Shadow Puppet Game <3 (You only say activity right? Because pranking other troops, staying up all night to chat with everyone in the troop, playing Iggles VS humanity just because we fancy it, are also amazing but not really in the question…)

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Walking by the sea but as I don’t go to the sea very often, let’s just say hiking.

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Making friendship bracelets while watching a movie with my troop mate!

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Flame kissed

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
OWLS, always

 

Mafalda

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Dittany! It was the first name I picked for IGGPPCamp and I stuck with it. It’s all about Harry Potter world!

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Preparing and playing the Shadow Puppet Game.

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
Just sit and enjoy the views!

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Reading or listening to stories.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Perfectly golden

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
I think I saw a Buffalo!?!

 

Steena

What is your Camp name? Is there a background story to that?
Whatsit – I’ve had a new camp name every year, I think. Because I have the honor of managing the threads of IGGPPCamp Time this year, it seemed fitting to choose a name for someone who travels beyond time and space – Mrs. Whatsit from A Wrinkle in Time.

What is your favorite IGGPPCamp activity?
Watch-alongs and Blanket Fort nights!

Let’s get outdoors! What’s your favorite thing to do out in nature?
I love nothing better than to be sauntering in the cool shade of the forest. “Into the woods I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir

Aw, no. It’s raining! How do you spend your time on a rainy day at camp?
Tabletop games! Or, more likely, puddle jumping and dancing in the rain.

How do you cook your marshmallows?
Set it on FIRE!

Which wildlife are you most excited to spot?
Loons

We hope you are having a wonderful time at this year’s camp. We’d love to know your answers to these questions, share them in the comments below or over in the Camp Discord!