Yappy's Marshmallow Review Bonanza

It's Mallow vs. Mallow...

Head Counselor Yappy is back in action, and this time he's got a sweet tooth! In order to prep for the Summer X Camp bonfires, Yappy is sampling and reviewing every kind of marshmallow you can buy in the grocery store. Which mallows did Yappy like best, and who gave him access to flames? Let's find out using Yappy's time-tested rating system of setting them on fire and eating them whole. For quick reference, Marshmallows are rated in a scale of 1-10, with 1 being basically boiled cabbage and 10 being that feeling when you get a question right on Jeopardy from the comfort of your living room.

The Classic

Grade "A" mallow taste that everyone knows and loves. Predicable burn. Nice finish.

9/10 (there's always room for improvement!)

Jumbo Mallow

3 times the size of a normal marshmallow. This thing does not joke around! Difficult to eat, but still packed with mallow flavor! Fun fact: the Jumbo Mallow also doubles as a torch in case you join a mob with rural townspeople looking for a beast in the woods. Lots of light, PLUS a snack! What more do you need?


Fruity Mini Mallow (aka the gross ones)

Yappy enjoyed these a lot more than we thought he would, or probably anyone should. Who likes these, seriously? Yappy.

3/10 (Don't eat these)

The Stacker

Designed especially for crafting s'mores , these mallows provide less goo than the classic, but more structural support for the campfire favorite. Highly recommended, especially if you're the s'mores game for the chocolate.


Coconut Mallow

This marshmallow is the crème de la crème of campfire roasters. Is it possible that bonfire mallows can be gourmet? The cononut mallow answers with a resounding PROBABLY. Gooey marshmallow mixes with toasted coconut to deliver devilishly delicious flavor. They're even good right out of the bag! WATCH OUT for the toasted coconut. Yappy learned the hard way.

7/10 (minus 3 for Yappy's Emergency Room bill)

And the Winner is...

The Classic Mallow! Congratulations classic mallow, you stood your ground against a fair field of tough competitors. Your reward is getting chewed on by every camper from ages 5 to 500, and occasionally family dogs who realize no one is looking. You did it!


the blob

So...What exactly is the BLOB?

Quite simply, it's a human launching apparatus designed to send you to the heavens for a brief moment before you careen towards watery nirvana. Others might call it a "human catapult" or "the greatest pillow ever made" but, ultimately, there's only one word to describe it....the BLOB. (Yes, the all caps is necessary.)

The BLOB is a two peopled operation. One jumper plants on one end, while another jumper drops down to launch their friend/teammate into the clouds. Ever popped a ziploc bag? It's like that only you're at the end of it on a lake and the bag doesn't pop, you do. Still confused? Go ahead and google search "Lake Blob". We'll wait...

Yeah. It's like THAT.

The BLOB will be featured during the Blob and Grab Blast and will be available during free time as well. Let's get BLOBBING.

Top 10 Reasons to Come to Summer X Camp

Head Counselor Dave "Yappy" Kapowski is here to share with you 10 reasons to come to  Summer X Camp! Broadcasting from the camp office, Yappy is known as a triple threat in the summer camp biz because he is Head Counselor, Head Lifeguard, and occasional Lunch Lady in the mess hall. He does it all! He also serves as camp historian, groundskeeper, and guard dog.  Without further ado, here are Yappy's top ten reasons to register for this year's Summer X Camp!

1) It's a Blast

The fun doesn't stop all weekend as Yappy and friends introduce all kinds of shenangians.

2) Get away from it all

Come relax in the beautiful mountains of WNC. Hang by the lake, attend morning yoga, or tromp through the woods!

3) Meet new friends

Every camper at Summer X Camp is game for fun! Enjoy the company of your teammates and rival squads at all of our social activities and mixers.

4) Check Yourself but Don't Wreck Yourself

Get into it without running out of fuel! We've planned a whole weekend of fun and activities with just the right pace. 

5) Classic Camp Activities

We haven't forgotten about good ol' fashioned summer camp! That's why we've got climbing wall, free time, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, nightly bonfires, and even a talent show (with a twist!)

6) Unique Summer X Camp Challenges

Outlandish team events run throughout the day. Accumulate points to help your team become champions of summer! Kiddie Pool Kickball is a must!

7) Premium Entertainment

Every Night there will be amazing talent coming to grace the stage at summer X Camp, and YOU might even get a chance to hop in, too! Live music and comedy as well as a DJ for late night fun...and don't forget the camper talent show. WHAT? I have to PERFORM!? Don't worry, we've got your back, this is a talent show like you've never seen before. No one's gonna be playing "Blowin' in the Wind" at this one, ya'll.

8) Local Booze

Beer and wine (and non-alcoholic beverages) provided by our amazing sponsors! WNC is a major hub of incredible craft brew innovation, and we've got a great selection for all tastes! #craftnotcrap

9) All Meals Included

That's right! All meals and snacks included in the weekend registration fee. Vegetarian and Gluten free options!

10) Making memories

Just like when you were a kid, but waaaay better. Come spend the weekend of your life at Summer X Camp!


Why SummerXCamp

Peech Development, based in Asheville, NC and the founders of the Amazing Pubcycle and Escape the Conundrum (escape-room adventure), we are excited to get things moving with SummerXCamp 2016 at Camp Ton-O-Wondah in Hendersonville, NC. 

Why SummerXCamp

So many of us experienced summer camp when we were children. Now our own children are at the age of attending summer camps during the summer. We looked around at other adventures and most of them appeared to provide a fun time, but they seemed to be missing something. 

We didn't want to create an old-school summer camp experience or require our guest to put their cell phones in a plastic bag for the weekend and locked up in a locker.  We wanted to bring an entirely different element to summer camp, which included comedy, adventure and outlandish fun. We wanted to bring elements of the Asheville area to the party by adding local microbreweries, local musicians, and comedians to the fun. 

What is SummerXCamp

Imagine your childhood summer camp fun, but add one of those adventure races you watch on TV with just crazy fun and party type of activities in an adult only environment. We will provide the fun, the party, beer, wine, food, and sleeping accommodations for everyone.  We also believe in choice, if you want to tent camp, we have that option too. If you want to gather seven of your friends and rent an entire camp cabin for the weekend and compete as a team, that is an option too. Did I mention competition? Yes, this includes games! We are still firming up the competitions, but ideas MAY involve mud, water, and even bubbles....

What to Expect

You should expect the most amazing weekend experience you have had in your adult life. We know how to entertain people....that is what we do for a living at the Amazing Pubcycle in Asheville. We know how to create the mystery (we do that for work as well at the Escape the Conundrum too).  You should expect to have fun, enjoy some included beer and wine, eat, compete and maybe even sleep a little bit. We will have yoga, and other relaxing activities for the little downtime we have planned. 

When do tickets go on sale

Tickets are on sale now...  We have some early bird deals and group discounts if you get them soon enough.  Our prices are very reasonable compared to those other adventure activities, live entertainment and here at SummerXCamp, we are rolling it all into one...We are a summer camp on steriods. 

If you have questions, please fill out the form on the homepage and we will get back to you ASAP. We hope you will come and join us at SummerXCamp 2016.