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Camp Wannakiki: An Interview with Eddie Danger!

Published On: September 12, 2022
Written By: Joey Hodgson

We started the summer with adding the first three seasons of Camp Wannakiki to OUTtv and we’re back to end the warm season with more! Camp Wannakiki S4 is the first season to air exclusively on OUTtv and we’re so excited about it. We have Gogo for the Gold star Eddie Danger to tell us everything you need to know about the new season and what it was like playing new character Ranger Danger. Scroll down to read the interview below!

1.What makes this season stand out?

Camp Wannakiki Season Four stands out for several reasons- one of which being my inclusion. The Sugarbakers asked me to join the cast as their resident Park Ranger, Ranger Danger. This season is also the first to be made available exclusively on OUTtv. In terms of the contestants, we have a Canadian contestant, Hilary Yaas, which would be a first for Camp Wannakiki.

2. What did you have to do to prepare for the role?

For Camp Wannakiki, I just brought my campy can-do attitude. What seemed like television work turned out to be a wonderful little getaway- the sun was shining, the water was cool, and the campers were family. The “real” show is always off-camera, but I think the love shines through on Camp Wannakiki.

3. Did you go to Summer Camp as a kid? What was your favourite thing about it?

Although I never went to summer camp as a kid, I certainly made up for it on Camp Wannakiki. I’ve found that most of those touchstone experiences happened late for me. When I was a kid, I was extremely introverted- queer too. The idea of going to a sleep-away camp with my peers seemed like a nightmare. Fortunately, I’ve been able to find my bonfire nights at Camp Wannakiki, surrounded by wacky queer entertainers, right where I belong.

4. Was there any downtime between shoots?

At Camp I was exercising nonstop and trying to prepare for filming GoGo for the Gold. I was flying to Los Angeles directly after shooting Season 4 of Camp Wannakiki. I remember roller-skating a lot and practicing my contortion act on the dock by the river.

5. How has your life changed since Gogo for the Gold?

I’ve been able to put to rest a lot of my anxieties about becoming a bit of a mess during my time as a professional gogo boy. Nobody wants to believe that their best years are behind them. I know I did a great job on GoGo for the Gold. At the prime of my youthful enthusiasm, I would have been proud to see the work that I accomplished on that show. It was a dream come true, and now my reality is a dream.

6. I know you probably cant answer this, but which show was more enjoyable to work on?

They were two completely different experiences. Camp Wannakiki cast me as a character actor on a competition reality show. All accommodations were included. On GoGo for the Gold, I was a contestant on a competition reality show. The accommodations weren’t included.

7. Do you have any other projects you’re working on? What’s next?

The future is a never-ending expanse of weird opportunities. I like to have fun and welcome all things wild and wacky. I am actually on my way back to Camp Wannakiki right now! The bags are all packed and everything! Since filming Season 4, I’ve been performing my aerial acrobatic chain act. Beyond that, just awaiting my next assignment.

Camp Wannakiki Season 4 has new episodes airing every Thursday, only on OUTtv.