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A ‘Camp Josh’ Bar Mitzvah Weekend

The Francombe family from Atlanta, Georgia, celebrated their son Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah during a fun-filled weekend, Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015. The festivities were held at one of his favorite places, Camp Ramah Darom in the North Georgia Mountains.

Thanks to Mom Stacie, a nationally-renown wedding expert, no detail was overlooked making it a memorable weekend for family and friends who came from Wales, Great Britain, Utah, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida, Las Vegas, Delaware, Tennessee and North Carolina to celebrate and attend Camp Josh!

Pictured L-R: Brother Jake, Bar Mitzvah boy Josh, Dad Dave, Mom Stacie and Brother Geordie,  

The photographer was Hopkins Studios and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

Mitzvah Invitation & Save the Date 

Guests got into the camp spirit as soon as they received their custom invitation. Mom Stacie had a hand in the design working with Sirmantha Celesta from Paper Parfait. 

Bar Mitzvah Branding

There were many “happy campers” as family and friends arrived at the campgrounds. Below are just a few of the many branded goodies (in Josh’s favorite team: Ohio State red and grey) that guests received upon arrival.


Mitzvah Services

After enjoying activities and lunch, there was a Friday night service and Shabbat dinner to kick off the weekend. Saturday morning Josh had his Bar Mitzvah service overlooking the lake and campus. He was joined by his grandparents and maternal great grandparents, ages 95 and 91, along with cousins, aunts and uncles. 



Mitzvah Style


The Francombe family looked great throughout the weekend with different outfits for the casual photo shoot, the service and the party.



Mitzvah Camp Activities


After Saturday services and Kiddush luncheon, campers took part in fun activities ending with a camp-wide Color War where guests were divided into Team Red and Team Grey.


  Party Decor


Mom Stacie incorporated special elements into the event decor and food, styling her son’s celebration.


Party Details


Camp Signage and Sign-In


Mitzvah Music



Mitzvah Project


Josh’s grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease 5 years ago, so for his Mitzvah Project he decided to raise money for the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) for the annual walk. Josh was also honored at the Annual Walk and gave a speech about his Mitzvah Project in front of hundreds of walkers. Also, Josh was asked to be the guest of honor at the NPF annual dinner where he was awarded for his fundraising efforts. 


Vendor Directory


The following vendors helped to make Josh’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on


Event Planner Mom, Stacie Francombe and Darla Walker, Darla Walker Events, 865-235-2500
Venue: Anthony Franklin, Camp Ramah Darom 404-531-0801      
Camp Caterer: Todd Jones,  Camp Ramah Darom 404-531-0801    
Décor, Florals, Linens Rentals & Lighting: Darla Walker, Darla Walker Events, 865-235-2500
Paper Products : Liz Townsend, Lidda Bits, 706-248-6150
Invitation: Sirmantha Celeste Ellison. Paper Parfait, 404- 482-0777
Calligraphy:  Dondrea, Jenkins-Rose, 404- 955-7435
Rabbi: Effie Spielman
Photography and Photo Booth: Scott & Melissa Hopkins, Hopkins Studios, 912-308-7057
Videographer: Alan and Lisa, 865-659-3273
Band/DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company, 843-278-0343
Cake & Desserts: Venita Aspen
Mixology: Carmaleita Lyght, Lyghthouse Cocktails, 404-789-9818
Rentals: Darla Walker, Castleton Farms, 865-376-9040/Rhett Hall, Oconee Rentals, 706-484-0496
Rentals: Gina Changas, All Occasions Party Rentals, 865-588-1131
Transportation: Ben Elrod, Atlantic Limo, 404-429-5693
Masseuse: Allison Moore, Pamper Perfect Mobile Spa, 866-947-9994

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