Sleep Away Camp Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Sleep Away Camp Bat Mitzvah Celebration

This was the second celebration for the Golden family from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey at Trail’s End Camp in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. We already ran a Mitzvah Family Spotlight story for older sister Ally, who celebrated there in 2010.  Dani wanted a weekend celebration like her sister had two years before. Trail’s End Camp was the perfect location to combine her love of camp and soccer which became her Bat Mitzvah theme.

Simon Elliot Events was the photographer for this event and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.

Pictured L-R: Mom Leslie, Bat Mitzvah girl Dani, sister Ally and Dad Lee.

 

Dani Golden Website

Invitations to Dani’s weekend lead guests to a custom Website that was built by Amy Wohl from FabuDesigns.com. Check out details from her celebration on her Website here

Dani Golden Trails End Camp

Dani’s friends arrive by bus Saturday morning to begin the fun!

Trails End Camp

 All areas of the beautiful camp were available for guests to enjoy

Dani Golden camp bunk

Dani stands on the porch of the bunks where guests all stayed for the true camp experience

Dani Golden friends

 Dani’s friends are ready for some fun!

Dani Golden color war

During the day, Simon Elliot Events divided Dani’s friends into teams and oversaw the “color war” fun! Dani and her friends are ready for the 3-legged race!

Dani Golden activities

Different colored t-shirts, created by A Promos USA/ImageMaker, were given out to Dani’s friends

Dani Golden flags

Each team also had a flag also created by A Promos USA/ImageMaker

 

Dani Golden service

After a day of fun, it was time for Dani’s Bat Mitzvah service. Due to bad weather, the service, which would have taken place at the lake was moved inside to the dining hall, but that did not stop Dani from doing a terrific job! Dani is all smiles with her Torah

 

Dani Golden Mitzvah Style

Looking Golden!  Sisters Dani and Ally got their dresses at All Dressed Up. Mom Leslie’s dress was from Bergdorf Goodman. Dani’s skirt was removable to reveal a shorter dress underneath

Dani Golden place cards

 “Life is Golden” signage flanked the entryway.  Place cards, created by Artistic Displays, greeted Dani’s guests in the dining hall at Trail’s End Camp

Dani Golden sign in

For Dani’s sign-in, Honesdale Florist decorated a mailbox for guests to write special messages on postcards.

Dani Golden sign in

Dani’s friends sending her a postcard with good wishes

Dani Golden postcards

FabuDesigns.com designed the postcards

 

Dani Golden make an entrance

Dani makes her entrance in her shorter dress

Dani Golden dj

Dani and the Untouchable dancers

Dani Golden dj

The music entertainment was provided by Untouchable Events with Joe as the MC. Everyone was on the dance floor all night

 

Dani Golden decor

Checkerboard printed napkins and various pastels linens created a fun look in the dining hall


Dani Golden decor

Honesdale Florist provided the centerpieces which each stated, “Life is….”

 

Dani Golden cake

The soccer cake was created by the Trails End Camp baker

Dani Golden camp friends

Mitzvah Moment Dani and her friends enjoying the camp grounds

Dani Golden moment

Ally toasts her little sister Dani

 

Dani Golden "live" painter

“Live” event painter Martin Harding worked all night to complete a painting capturing the celebration. The finished painting is now hanging in the Golden’s home

 

Dani Golden favors

Each of Dani’s friends had a personalized drawstring bag, flashlight and sweatshirt, created by A Promos USA waiting for them on their beds in the bunk. The sweatshirt featured her logo,”Life is Golden”

Dani Golden sweatshirts

Dani posing with her sister Ally by the lake and modeling the sweatshirt favor

Dani Golden smores

 At the end of the celebration, family and friends gathered by the lake for s’mores and a surprise fireworks show! Friends enjoying the bonfire and s’mores in comfy clothes

Dani Golden fireworks

A showstopping fireworks on the lake was enjoyed by all

 

 

Bat Mitzvah Project

Dani volunteered for two weeks as a buddy at Camp Acorn in NJ. Camp Acorn is a summer/winter social and recreational program for children and young adults with multiple disabilities.

Camp Acorn

Since camp is such a special place for Dani, she wanted others less fortunate than her to have a camp experience.

Some Mitzvah Advice from Mom Leslie

“Having an event planner to oversee the schedule of events for the daytime was key. We were able to enjoy the activities and spend time with our guests.”

 

Vendor Directory 

 

The following vendors helped to make Dani’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.

Venue/Caterer/Cake/Party Security: Trail’s End Camp
Day of Event Planner: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Photographer/Videographer/Photo favors: Simon Elliott Events, 516-586-6822
Website/Postcards: Amy Wohl, Fabudesigns.com, 312-513-1698
Favors/Flags/Color War shirts: Mindy, A Promo USA/ImageMaker, 800-987-8966
Music Entertainment/MC: MC Joe, Untouchable Events, 212-924-6299
Décor/Florist/Sign-in mailbox: Honesdale Florist, 570-253-3050
Place cards: Lori & Michelle, Artistic Displays
Live Event Painter: Martin Harding, 201-965-3441
Dresses for family members: Dani & Ally, All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Mom Leslie: Bergdorf Goodman
Hair/makeup: 5th Ave Hair Color Studio & Spa; Makeup, Artistic Brushworks
Transportation: Avery Transportation, 570-729-7153

 

 

 

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