Wedding at Camp

Remember going to summer camp when you're young? Now imagine that place as your wedding destination. Yes, that's right: camp wedding is the hot new trend!

Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, there will be "head counselors" when Serena Orgel, 35, and Josh Young, 36, get married this September at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, Pa. During the weekend festivities, guests will sing songs in a talent show and roast marshmallows at a bonfire. The newlyweds plan to paddle away in a canoe with a "Just Married" sign. Guest attire? "Camp chic," says the bride-to-be.

Sleep-away camps—where kids swim in chilly lakes, make macramé bracelets and aim their arrows at archery targets—are finding a new life in the off-season as the host of weddings, bar mitzvahs, 40th birthday parties and other events. Many facilities are remote and more rustic than what many people think of as their ideal weekend away. Guests can expect to sleep in bunk-beds, stow dresses and bowties in cubbies, and spray on bug spray instead of perfume.

Katherine Rosman of the Wall Street Journal has the story: Link

Previously on Neatorama: Bowling Alley Wedding

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My husband and I actually got married on July 5th at the summer camp where we met over 30 years ago. It was an awesome experience and stress free!
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