Boxwell Summer Camp
The 1995 Summer Camp Promotional video was recorded in the summer of 1994. This was the summer that the 1994 Capital Development Campaign was in motion, which would replace Camp Murrey with CubWorld. This explains why Murrey is not featured in the video even though it was open. 1994 would be the camp’s last summer.
But even if you didn’t know the video was 1994/1995 because we told you, you could probably figure out from the music. Mid-90s pop hits are all throughout the film, including the theme from Friends (“I’ll Be There for You” by the Rembrants”) and “These Are the Days” by the 10,000 Maniacs. Of course, the other song featured heavily throughout the video, even if you can’t hear it, is “Zumba.”
The “Zumba” performance is one of the real jewels of this video. Todd Metcalf had brought the song to camp with him in 1992 and was truly a tour de force when leading the song. 1994 was Metcalf’s last summer at Boxwell and for his final performance he wrote original verses honoring individuals on the staff for a performance that went on for 20 minutes. Standing next to Metcalf is Grady Eades. Because Metcalf knew Eades detested the song, he would sometimes pull the director on stage with him to sing “for the good of the program.”
The video also features Stahlman’s Roman Reese as a young staff member at several points in the video. The crosstie version of Stahlman’s Friday Night Campfire stage is shown as well.
Enjoy the 1995 Boxwell Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/dCa0wHZjveM