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Camp Monsters

Chelsea Davis

Society & Culture, History, Personal Journals, Drama, Fiction, Kids & Family, Spooky, Halloween, Stories For Kids, Thriller, Folklore, Monsters, Family Friendly, Legends

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These are the stories of impossible encounters with impossible creatures in the wildest corners of North America. We’ll travel the country, sit around campfires and talk about that thing that ran across the trail in the middle of the night, just beyond the beam of your flashlight. Come closer to the fire. Let’s hear the next legend.

65 Episodes


BONUS EPISODE from the Camp Monsters live show at the REI Flagship store in Denver, Colorado. Join host, Weston Davis, as he shares a personal story of his encounter with the Augerino, a wormy-snake-like creature attracted to water who bores tunnels through the earth...

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Fresno Nightcrawler

One night in Fresno, California, Mateo's security camera caught strange, pale, billowy, disembodied legs walking across his front lawn. But when he looked out the window, there was nothing there...

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

The Mujina

Leilani was just trying to catch a movie at the local Honolulu drive-in when she walked into the bathroom and found a redheaded woman peering suspiciously into the mirror.

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023


Lara just moved into a new house in an old coal-mining town in West Virginia. One night, she begins to hear sounds behind the walls of her basement bedroom. Knocking, knocking…

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023


An old man at his cabin in Appalachia finds a dried-out old relic of a strange experience long ago. It brought back a lot of memories. And, as it turns out, that isn't all it brings back.

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

Camp Monsters is Back for Season 5

Camp Monsters is back for season 5, and the monsters are more mysterious than ever. Tune in to hear tales of peculiar creatures wandering through neighborhood yards, a strange relic discovered in a cabin in the woods, unexplained knocking in the basement and more.

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Behind the Scenes of Camp Monsters

Join host Weston Davis for a behind the scenes look at the who, how and why of the Camp Monsters podcast! This is a BONUS EPISODE from Wes' interview on REI's Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast with host, Shelby Stanger. He spills the spooky tea and you don't want to miss it.

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2022


Donald and Lydia moved into their first home together a little outside of Point Pleasant, West Virginia when Lydia started noticing strange occurrences— like the two skinny things, casting shadows in the light that streams under the front door.

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2022


Up in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, you can smell a Gumberoo before you hear it-- a smell just like woodsmoke: faint at first, then thicker and thicker, like a campfire gone wild.

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2022

Lizard Man

Something feels off about this raining night in South Carolina. You can't put your finger on it. Driving through the intersection, you catch something in the rearview mirror. Something bathed in the red of your brake lights, something moving fast, close behind your car.

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2022

Alkali Lake Monster

Along the shores of Walgren Lake State Park in Nebraska, little whirlpools are starting to form, like something is pushing the water around…something deep down in the lake...something far too big...

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2022


Iris was ice fishing on Payette Lake in McCall Idaho when suddenly, with an impact she could feel through her feet, something struck the ice beneath her...

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2022

Skunk Ape

Molly, an adventurous dog visiting the Gulf Coast of Florida with her owner, finds herself in tall thick grass, thicker reeds, mud, and deep water. A perfect trap for the Skunk Ape.

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2022


A small town football star in the Arkansas hills finds himself running from more than his opponent this Friday night.

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2022

Melon Heads

Across Fairfield County, Connecticut, whispers grow that back in the trees and forests, along lonely country lanes, live the “Melon Heads” — dangerous creatures known to lure and attack wayward outsiders.

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2022

The Top Bunk

Getting a room at camp with a single bunkbed all to yourself sounds great... until you begin to suspect that you’re not actually alone... and that someone— or something— is up in the top bunk…

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2022

The Shadowman

You’ve seen it before: a shadowy figure in the corner of your room at Camp Whileaway. You want to run, scream, cry out for help... but you know you won’t be able to. That’s one of the powers of the Shadowman.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2022

The Signal Cabin

You're walking in the rain down a lonely old railway line in Tennessee when you see a light in the signal cabin up ahead. Usually a light in the darkness is a sign of safety, help and rescue but that may not be the case this time.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2022

The Stowaway

Your dim lantern casts a thousand shadows down here in the low, soggy hold of the sail-training ship Amphion. But there is only one moving shadow that interests you. You're convinced it's a stowaway because, what else could it be?

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2022

Spirit Lake

You're supposed to be alone on the dark waters of Spirit Lake. But across the way you see the glow of a fire and hear strange sounds. Who or what could it be?

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2022

Thin Air

On your first solo flight, a mile above the earth, you discover a silver glint way off in the sky. What could it be? As it draws closer, you realize it's something you don't want to encounter, but now you have no choice.

Transcribed - Published: 6 July 2022

The Cavern

There's a cave that's off limits for campers. It's a hazard — place where people easily get lost. At least that's what the counselors tell them.

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2022

The Snipe

What started out as a prank on one of their fellow campers turns into something much more sinister.

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2022

Introducing: Camp Monsters, Season 4

The newest season of Camp Monsters is right around the corner and this year, we're doing something special — two back to back seasons with stories from summer camp and a fall season with the legendary creatures you've come to know and love. We'll see you around the campfire...

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2022

Char Man

Fire has always been a danger in certain parts of southern California. And in Ojai, fire isn't the only thing you need to be concerned about.

Transcribed - Published: 28 October 2021

The Chicago Wolfman

There have been sightings of a wolf in Chicago. And something about that doesn't seem quite right... So what could the giant beast roaming the streets be?

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2021

The Sunnyvale Haunting

This bonus episode is celebrating the new REI Co-op store in Sunnyvale. A store with a very haunted reputation.

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2021

The Black Horse Dog

On Highway 87 in Montana there's a lot of road, sky and not much else. Unless you saw that someone (or something) walking along the side of the road…

Transcribed - Published: 14 October 2021

Colossal Claude

In this episode, we're going to travel back in time. Into the middle of a black night in 1875. Aboard a sailing ship called the Olympus where you'll meet a creature who is determined to make this night your last.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2021

The Mill Thing

The old abandoned mill has stories attached to it — stories of a creature without a name. Something the mill workers used to call Him or It or The Mill Thing. Whatever its name, it's the reason this place is left alone.

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2021

The Traveler

There are plenty of interesting stories about the Denver airport — from mysterious arsenals to underground tunnels, there's something eerie about the place. Something a bit haunting.

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2021

The Firwood Reflection

There's nothing scary about your own reflection, right? Perhaps if you take a trip to Portland's Laurelhurst Park and look in Firwood Lake you would be a bit more wary of what's staring back at you.

Transcribed - Published: 16 September 2021

The Beast of Truro

There's a legend of something haunting the town of Truro, Massachusetts. Rumors of an unmarked grave and a warlock who unleashed something... evil.

Transcribed - Published: 9 September 2021

Sasquatch - Part Four

In the last episode of our Sasquatch series you'll learn whether or not our narrator followed Roger into the darkness or made his way back to the streets of San Francisco. If you haven't listened to part one, two and three, turn back and listen to those episodes first for the entire Sasquatch story.

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2021

Sasquatch - Part Three

In the third episode of our Sasquatch series you'll find out if the narrator followed Roger into the night. If you haven't listened to part one and two, turn back! Start at the beginning and follow along to see what happens next.

Transcribed - Published: 15 July 2021

Sasquatch - Part Two

In the second episode of our Sasquatch series you'll find out if Roger stayed quiet or said hello to the creature. If you haven't listened to part one, start there and then follow along to see what happens next...

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2021

Sasquatch - Part One

This episode features a very familiar creature — the Sasquatch, the Bigfoot, the Wild Man of the Northern Woods. But this story isn't like any story you've ever heard...

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2021

Season Three Trailer

Camp Monsters will be back this September with a full third season, sponsored by our friends at YETI.

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2021

Mini Monster: Krampus

It's the holiday season! At Camp Monsters, our version of holiday cheer is tracking down Krampus, the opposite of jolly old Saint Nicholas. Enjoy.

Transcribed - Published: 23 December 2020

The Dark Divide: Sasquatch

Just when you thought season two was over we’re back with a very special bonus episode. An episode about the legendary Sasquatch.

Transcribed - Published: 18 November 2020


Transcribed - Published: 28 October 2020


There are so many good places to hide in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Is someone (or something) watching you from behind the trees and shadows? Meet this week’s monster: the Hidebehind.

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2020


This episode of Camp Monsters is about something decidedly inhuman. Something that dwells in the furthest reaches of New York’s last wilderness. No, not upstate ... Underground.

Transcribed - Published: 14 October 2020

The Letiche

In Louisiana there are tales of a nightmare that lives under the water. A nightmare called the Letiche.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2020

Shunka Warakin

In this episode we’re going into the darkness of the Montana wilderness. Where people swear they’ve seen something, heard something large and threatening … The Shunka Warakin.

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2020

Mogollon Monster

People call it the Mogollon monster — a Bigfoot of sorts, known to haunt the Arizona desert. It's a creature that arrives at night ... a shadow that reaches out to grab you when your back is turned.

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2020

Creature at Owl Creek

This monster is rumored to haunt an abandoned train track in the Kentucky wilderness.

Transcribed - Published: 16 September 2020

The Dark Watcher

Are you being watched? Are you sure? This episode will take you to a lonely stretch of the California coast where that feeling of being watched becomes too strong to ignore.

Transcribed - Published: 9 September 2020

Season 2: New Monsters Starting September 9th

Are you ready to meet some new monsters? Our second season launches Wednesday, September 9th.

Transcribed - Published: 27 August 2020

Mini Monster: Chupacabra

This nocturnal monster is known to pick off livestock in a very vampiric way.

Transcribed - Published: 5 August 2020

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