Friends of mine, David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt, husband and wife/father and mother/web developer/author/and superstar ad folks, have added a new slash to their already impressive list of titles: Shopkeep.
Their Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wisconsin might be recognizable to you, as virtually every clothing company and editorial publication in the United States have used their well-appointed, idyllic summer camp setting to sell you on their version of The Endless Summer.
Well, now, they invite you to take a piece of Wandawega home with you.
The Camp Store is a practice in nostalgia: one part Boy Scout, one part DIY adventure, and one part classic outdoorsman style. Standouts include a hand-forged steel dinner bell, made by a blacksmith from St. Louis, Missouri; a leather moccasin kit; and antique wood tennis racquets (collected from every dusty, old side road used goods store by the author of Found Free & Flea herself. And you know how I love wood tennis racquets); and The Field & Forest Handbook: an old favorite of mine, it ranks right up there with Forest & Thicket.
Relive the summer camp of your youth or introduce some of your favorite camp activities to your kids in the Wandawega Camp Store.