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REI Co-op Studios releases its second season of Camp Monsters Podcast

Tales of America’s most mysterious creatures just keep getting better

Sep 9, 2020

Gather around and cozy up – these stories are sure to thrill and chill. Today, REI Co-op Studios and YETI present the second season of the much loved Camp Monsters Podcast, a collection of hair-raising stories about encounters with impossible creatures in the wildest corners of North America.

For the past two years, REI has searched the country looking for the best stories to add to its Camp Monsters story collection. The second series launches today, with a new story dropping every Wednesday at 5 a.m. ET, over the next eight weeks (September 9 – October 28). Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

These stories, all center on local folklore, and some are based on the testimony of people who claim to have seen these creatures. It is up to the listener to determine how much to believe, and how to explain what they do not.  

The second season of Camp Monsters includes intriguing stories about creatures from the coast of the Carolinas to the cliff edges of California. These stories include tales of underground beasts lurking beneath New York City, monsters that sneak up on people who are fast asleep, as well as terrifying tales of Dark Watcher (N. California), the Creature at Owl Creek (Kentucky), the Mogollon Mine (New Mexico), the Shunka Warakin (Montana), Letiche (Louisiana), the Mole (New York City), Hidebehind (PNW) and Boo (Coastal Carolinas).

Camp Monsters is written and hosted by Weston Davis, edited by Nick Patri, and artwork by Tyler Grobowsky. The show is produced by REI Co-op Studios.

“This is such a fun podcast to download and listen with friends or family members,” says Chelsea Davis, Camp Monsters producer and REI content and media program manager. “Your senses will be on high-alert as this season transports you into a world where you’ll start to wonder whether or not these creatures really do exist.”

The first season of Camp Monsters launched in 2019, received over 1 million downloads, and was consistently rated at the top of “Fiction and Family” podcast lists. It features stories of a wolf man with bat wings thirty feet across, an enormous eel in America’s most popular lake, a frog half the size of a man, and something terrible that howls in the Ozark nights.

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 19 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 167 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company, a global leader that runs more than 250 itineraries across all continents. In every community where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.