Greetings, camp compadres! Cara B. Ner here, back with the first post-camp update of the season!
It’s not as quiet as you would think around here with the campers gone! Last week, a couple rented out camp for their special day- an HVC wedding, how fun! Couples and families usually find out about Hidden Valley online (to take a look at our wedding page, check out About>Location>Weddings on the HVC website.) Wedding ceremonies have taken place in several camp locations. This couple had theirs on Deer Meadow’s field, but others have chosen Pinegrove (a clearing in the trees on top of Tipi Hill where we open and close camp with a big bonfire,) or the appropriately named “wedding wing” of the dining hall on shvitz-y days. After the ceremony, this couple had a lovely reception in and around the beautifully decorated dining hall. How awesome is that? Where better to have your wedding than in a place where so much love and laughter is shared between friends all summer long.
Many off-season projects are already underway. The pool along with some buildings are getting a nice fresh coat of paint and the Hilton bathroom is being remodeled (it will be one of our many gender-neutral bathrooms on camp!) We are also working on a project to divert rain water away from the office with a series of underground pipes. The venture resembles a moat and drawbridge at the moment (perfect for the dining hall dragon!), but soon the trench will be filled and all will return to normal.
That’s all for now, folks! Stay tuned for more updates during the fall, soon the leaves will start to change and we’ll have some beautiful pictures to share! In the meantime, enjoy some photos from the wedding prep, post-camp projects, and a gorgeous sunset on the lake.