These camp-themed wedding ideas will instantly transport you to summer fun.
If you were a camp kid (and had a positive experience), it likely instilled a deep love of community and traditions in you as a child — two things that obviously play an integral role in a wedding celebration. Add in the nostalgia factor, and you have a winning formula for a theme.
What we love about camp weddings is that they are easily customizable—take your inspo from cool vintage U.S. National Parks branding, an artsy Moonrise Kingdom aesthetic, or the greens, golds, and tans of the classic Troop Beverley Hills. Best of all, couples can pick from full-service camp venues, real sleepaway camps, or make your own with DIY touches and décor.
Where to Begin the Adventure
Did you know you can rent a real camp for your wedding? The American Camp Association provides a searchable database of camps that offer rentals for private events. You can even search by activities, amenities, and location.
Chart the Right Course
How clever are these program maps? We love the idea of different events, schedules, and locations throughout the day, and pairing them with a small bag holding a bottle of water, favor, trail mix, sunscreen, or bug spray! Available on Etsy for $30
There’s no shortage of camp-themed favors for your guests. From cocktail infusions, to insect repellant, there’s something to fit any budget or style. And while the options may feel endless, there is something really pretty about this mountain-inspired soap that we like.
How beautiful is this sign, perfect for pictures, ceremony backdrop, and a template for invitations, programs, and other décor? Not to mention, this makes a perfect memento of your wedding! Available on Etsy for $68
Bring out the childlike spirit of fun in your guests with camp classic games for grownups! Some venues offer additional activities for a fee—Camp Sacajawea in New Jersey offers axe-throwing or archery. Use stencils or stamps to customize these burlap sacks for potato sack races. Personalized cornhole boards are always a crowd pleaser. This vintage croquet set looks amazing.
At every camp there are the kids who would rather be at the craft table than in a canoe. Why not honor these creative campers with a grownup craft table? Provide setup, materials, and printed instructions for simple camp crafts like button making, friendship bracelets, or rock painting. Photo via Studio DIY
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