Summer camp season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the start of summer camp than with a brand-new summer camp theme song?
In honor of its 100-year anniversary, Camp Woodcraft Rangers has collaborated with Grammy-winner Lisa Loeb to produce a new signature camp song for the campers called “Oh, Camp Woodcraft!” Loeb has been involved in summer camps since she attended them as a kid. She even started The Camp Lisa Foundation for children who may not have the funds to attend a sleepaway camp. Every child, she says, should have the opportunity to attend summer camp.
When working on the theme song, it was important to Loeb that the campers’ voices were part of the song literally and lyrically. “The project wouldn’t really exist without the campers and the counselors, because it’s their song,” says Loeb. The song had to be a collaborative project because the campers know the heart of the camp, the traditions and activities. In the songwriting process, Loeb used her experience as a songwriter and her connection to summer camp to create a song that was unique for the campers.
As a busy musician, Loeb is always trying to work on projects that she is passionate about, and summer camp is clearly one of them. In our conversation, she expressed how unique and important the things we experience at summer camp are in creating long-lasting memories. By writing the Woodcraft Rangers’ theme song and featuring the campers, they have created something that will last forever — just like the summer camp memories Loeb cherishes.
Woodcraft Rangers is at the forefront of expanded learning opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area. From the start, Woodcraft challenged the norm by opening its programs to all children from every race, religion and socioeconomic background. Today, Woodcraft Rangers serves 20,000 youth ages 4-18 annually at after school enrichment programs, summer day camps and overnight camps. Visit www.woodcraftrangers.org