The Salem family celebrated daughter Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah during a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5 – Sunday, September 6, 2015. The weekend festivities were held at Indian Head Camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Samantha wanted her Bat Mitzvah to be at her favorite place: sleep-away camp. This celebration was complete with fun foods, non-stop activities, fireworks and a campfire.
Pictured L-R: Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha, Mom Jamie, Sister Rebecca, Sister Claire, Dad Steve, Sister Jeanette and in front, brother Eli.
Will Cadena Photography was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
This invitation was created by Indian Head Camp and included S’mores! The information led guests to a custom Website with details about the weekend.
Samantha’s Sister Claire is a graphic designer and created the logo which was used throughout the party
The back of the invitation/tube including S’mores
The custom Website, Samantha’s Camp Bat Mitzvah, was created by Amy Wohl of FabuDesigns. There were easy-to-navigate sections packed full of the important details guests needed to know about a weekend away at camp!
Indian Head Camp provided everything for the Salem family. Guests who drove up to camp were given valet service. The camp hosts many events and the family was impressed with their professionalism in planning and executing their celebration weekend.
This signage was a great welcome to guests when they drove into the camp grounds
Both Samantha and her Mom Jamie wore gowns from Lyn Kohls. Dad Steve and brother Eli were dressed by Neal Kusnetz, the creator of the Robert Graham brand of men’s clothing.
Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha with her parents
Her gown looked just as beautiful from the back in this great picture overlooking the lake
Samantha’s outfit began as a gown, but had a hidden romper underneath. After her Havdalah service, she detached the gown and her romper appeared for her party
Brother Eli looking awesome in his Robert Graham outfit
Samantha wore special blinged out Converse sneakers by Brianna Mirzo
The festivities began at 12 noon on Saturday with a Welcome BBQ.
Delicious camp food with something for everyone
Beverages were served in a kayak, so clever!
Amazing buffet choices
Even some delicious sushi
Briana Mirzo of Yanni Erbeli Salon helped Mom Jamie create and style this special look for Samantha’s bunk. The custom bedding is by Barker Specialty.
Samantha’s bed created just for her
For the adult guests, private cabins were made up with linens and coffee mugs
The decor, created by NYFF, included chic couches, ottomans, and light-up coffee tables.
Beautiful linens and pink orchid centerpieces were some of the chic decor details in this rustic setting
The Rec Hall was transformed into a club feel with up-lighting and lounge furniture
Fun seating arrangements
A nice spot to lounge around! This seating area included white leather furniture, custom pillows and white draping on the walls
Photos of Samantha taken from camp this past summer hung from the Rec Hall beams
The ice bar, by Indian Head Camp, took 3 weeks to complete!
When guests arrived Saturday to check-in, their luggage was brought to their cabins courtesy of Indian Head Camp.
Welcome gifts for guests on arrival kept with the camp theme and included flashlights with cabin numbers and custom water bottles
Some guests enjoyed a nice cozy spot on the lake
Fun signage could be found around camp
Staff wore custom shirts with Samantha’s name and logo
Indian Head Camp organized great activities for guests of all ages.
Building a campfire
Guests were able to design their own flip flops. These were used Saturday evening instead of socks so guests could walk to the midnight campfire
The custom Step-N-Repeat with Samantha’s logo
A picture of Samantha and her friend from the “Mitzvahgram booth” which included her hashtag #TheMostSamazingBatMitzvah
Having the Havdalah service on the lake was the perfect setting.
Samantha arrived by boat!
Mom Jamie lit the candles
Guests had the perfect view of the ceremony from the grass
After the service, it was party time with the music entertainment provided by Boogie with Bob Entertainment and Deano as the MC.
Guests had a blast!
At the end of this wonderful day, a few camp traditions took place.
Samantha’s name in lights
A campfire for all to enjoy
A terrific fireworks show!
Of course when you are at camp you need a canteen, which Indian Head Camp provided.
The candy display
Amazing desserts including a chocolate cabin
You can’t be at camp without S’mores!
Favors were tagged and placed in cubbies
Samantha’s logo looked great on the pink cup
Guests loved the Thank You video that videographer Joe Buquicchio created! When it arrived, via email, the text read: “Samantha would like to thank you all so much for being such a special part of her incredible day! Please enjoy this video as a small token of our gratitude for sharing in such a special milestone, Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah! Please click the link below to view her thank you video. With Love,The Salems.”
Click here to watch the re-cap of the weekend that the Salem’s guests received!
The following vendors helped to make Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue/Catering: Indian Head Camp, winter phone number, 914-345-2155
Event Coordinator/Party Planner: Matthew Layman, Indian Head Camp, 914-345-2155
Decor/Florist: Jillian Redash, NYFF Events, 516-822-6400
Music Entertainment: MC: Deano Tracey, Boogie with Bob Entertainment, 718-382-1957
Photographer: Will Cadena Photography, 347-829-6545
Videographer/Video thank you: Joe Buquicchio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Bed Designer: Briana Mirzo, Yanni Erbeli Salon, 732-268-7465
Invitation S’mores: Indian Head Camp, winter phone number, 914-345-2155
Website: Amy Wohl, FabuDesigns.com, 312-513-1698
Logo graphic designer: Sister Claire Salem, 732-995-9744
Extra Entertainment: Photo Booth, Flip Flop Decorating Booth, Mitzvahgram, NYFF Events, 516-822-6400
Camp Custom bedding/logo’d Favors: Barker Specialty, 800-227-5377
Adult table linens: Indian Head Camp, winter phone number, 914-345-2155
Transportation: Shafer Bus, 607-797-2006
Dresses for Mom and Samantha: Lyn Kohls, 973-467-7800
Samantha’s blinged out Converse sneakers: Briana Mirzo, Yanni Erbeli Salon, 732-268-7465
Party clothes for Dad Steve and Brother Eli: Neal Kusnetz of Robert Graham
Hair: Yanni, Yanni Erbeli Salon, 732-268-7465
Make up: Briana Mirzo, Yanni Erbeli Salon, 732-268-7465