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Welcome to Camp!!!

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Located in the beautiful Northwest corner of the United States lies the biggest online pinball camp ever created.  From all parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska come together online for some awesome Pinball, Online Entertainment, and Community.  Grab some marshmellows! Camp opens on July 10th!  Click on Read More for Details June 2nd Update: Thank you for your patience while we paused, we can't wait to hammer down our stakes! Alyson Rae Northwest Pinball Summer Camp 🌲 Discussion and T-Shirt Links: Facebook Group Camp!: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nwpinballsummercamp Get your Camp Shirt!! http://pinballcampshirt.com

2020 TWIPY Award Nominee!

Northwest Pinball Summer Camp is honored to have been recognized in the category of Best Virtual Event for This Week In Pinball's annual TWIPY awards! Thank you to every single Counselor and camper that has joined in on the fun in a year that it's so important to stick together.  Congratulations and special campfire high fives to all the other nominees across the spectrum of contributions to pinball scenes all over the world, and especially to the other content creators and tournament directors in this unique category. It's a strange endeavor to try to translate the energy of playing and communing over live pinball to the virtual space, and every effort of it is seen, admired, and straight up enjoyed by me. Every bit of effort toward keeping our communities together, and even still developing them, is totally worth it - and working in tandem with a group of talents from the Northwest and beyond was a bright light in a dark year. Keep up here or in our Facebook group campsit

Tommy, Can You See Me?

 Here's the discord link for tonight's feature, The Who's Tommy (1975). We'll be watching a screen share. https://discord.gg/dug9gjC2  We'll be hanging out in chat 7:45pm PST and starting the film at 8:15pm PST.

Winter Is Coming

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Season’s Greetings, campers, hope you are all staying warm from the snow (or perma-drizzle, if you are camping in the great PNW with me) and keeping yourselves safe. ❄️☔️πŸ• This weekend, NWPSC is sparking up a fat Yule log to share with you all, in the form of a few ‘Winter Camp’ offerings, hope to see you by the fire for fun and games:  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th: ❄️πŸ›ΈHolidays on Mars πŸ›Έ❄️ Join entertainment counselor Second Place Andy and I in our cabin for fun twists on beloved classic Attack From Mars, as we square off on challenges like Stall Ball and Drillin’ Fools, and join forces on variations of split flipper playing. We miss you guys and would love to chat with you while we muck around with the Martians. Follow Andy on Twitch at twitch.tv/secondplaceandy  (6PM PST, Twitch)  ❄️Pinball at the Movies: The Who’s ‘Tommy’❄️ Join us back on Earth and on Andy’s private Discord channel as we hold on tight and get real weird with the absolutely psychedelic and bizarre 1975 film treatment

Shop Small, Shop Pinball!

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For those still wandering the Campground, exit through the General Store to spiffy up your summer wardrobe! 🌲 I just treated myself to a snuggly hoodie from  www.pinballcampshirt.com ! Get on in there for shirts of all styles, as well as crew socks and totes! Thanks to Chase Nunes for the design and creating the shopping opportunity. It was SO FUN and touching, seeing photos from everywhere of people in their camp swag. 🌲 Thanks to Soft Plunge Pinball for furnishing prizes for t he campsite photo contest and Fantasy Arcade Draft on the Skill Shot Pincast! I wore her threads all over Camp. The pink leggings are still in their prototype stage, and I’m honored to have had a chance to confirm that they are the best quality material I’ve had on my legs, and I live in yoga clothes at this point so I’ve got a high standard! Check out her goods (and SALES!) at  www.softplungepinball.com.  Also, I highly recommend the goods (especially the Camp Crystal Lake Pinball Tournament shirts) from her

Closing Ceremonies

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  I've extinguished the campfires, turned the virtual machines off, emptied the Mess Hall pantry, rolled up the yoga mats, cleaned up the spills/glitter wigs/bunny ears/various discarded clothing left behind in Skill Shot's cabin, and I'm as ready as I'm gonna be to close down Northwest Pinball Summer Camp for it's 2020 season. I have archived all content at   www.nwpinballcamp.com , so campers can easily share the Camp experience with others, and revisit it's many programs without all the scrolling. This post will stay pinned at the top all summer for easy reference, and stay tuned for smaller seasonal events from our talented Counselor team! If you'd like to contribute ideas or content to next year's NWPSC or any offshoot online events, my cabin door is open year round to support and collaborate with you, wherever you are! Got some prizes to award! Heather of Lansing, Michigan wins our Campsite photo contest (and a Stranger Things Translite, thanks to 

Thanks to everyone for playing in the Northwest Pinball Summer Camp! Online Tournaments on Friday!

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From Arcade Counselor Michael Adcock: "We had 22 players participate across the three games including: Adam Gomez, Alan Wiley , Andrew Pancoast , Anthony Sitaras, Austin Arlitt , beez., Chase Nunes , Christien Miller, Dana Valatka, Ditto Depew, Elliott Johnson, Jason Dowell , John Garnett , Jonathan Soon, Laura Sheptock, Kelly Phair , Mark Bjorkquist , Michael Palero, Nickie Danyell Dowell , Sebastian Grinke, Therese Edwards , and Tim Collins ! I know we had folks all the way from Chicago, Ohio, and Viginia, and probably other locations not mentioned on the stream. That's a lot of campers! ⛺ Congratulations to Austin Arlitt (1st,1st,2nd) πŸ₯‡ , Chase Nunes (3rd,2nd,1st) πŸ₯ˆ , and Andrew Pancoast (2nd,3rd,3rd) πŸ₯‰ who managed to place in the top 3 spots on every game! πŸŽ‰ Congrats also to Dana Valatka with two solid 4th places on Cirqus and Gofers and Mark Bjorkquist also at 4th on TOTAN! πŸŽ‰ Full score screenshots were posted previously, but the top 8 scores for each game ar

Let's Talk About Diversity!

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I was really thrilled to hear this mindfully put together diversity panel on  Backbox Pinball Podcast  back in early June, and even though it wasn’t created in any affiliation with Northwest players or my event, I’m really happy to have creator and host  Lauren Gray ’s blessing to share it here. There’s plenty of downtime in today’s program schedule to give it a listen, and consider any changes, from tiny perspective shifts in your mind to potential calls-to-action you can make tangible in your o wn pinball community to make it feel as inclusive to new and established players as possible. I’m using a Tilt Forums link to the podcast, because I loved the short but really positive conversation and resources that it generated. Enjoy this smart, compassionate content, and I look forward to coming back to a pinball family that looks harder within ourselves and has the conversations about how we all can do better to bring the world’s greatest game to all who could find the joy and friendship