Summer Lovin' 07.27.18

Summer Lovin’ – Andrea & Adam

Andrea & Adam

Camp Wise

When/how/where at camp did you meet?

We met at Camp Wise during the summer of 2004. It was our last summer as campers and the summer when the 1st session campers (Andrea) and 2nd session campers (Adam) came together for Solel. Andrea knew of Adam’s friends prior to that summer due to BBYO conventions so we met quickly through them.

Was it love right away?

We quickly became friends but, at the time, Andrea was interested in one of Adam’s best friends!

What happened between you when camp ended that summer?

Andrea left camp still “dating” Adam’s friend, but we remained friends and became closer the more we saw each other at BBYO events. We started dating shortly after, but it was short-lived as we were sophomores in high school, we lived 2 hours from each other, and we couldn’t yet drive! Each summer we would have a fling but it wouldn’t last. As we got older, we stayed in touch during our college years and then rekindled our feelings for each other about 4-5 years ago. The rest is history!

Did you have any camp themed things at your wedding?

Yes! We had a good friend play acoustic guitar while we walked down the aisle, we had a “cook-your-own s’mores” station where you could sit on camp benches to chat with friends, we ate family-style, and we had a Shabbat dinner on Friday night where we stuck our candles in little peanut butter containers (just like we used to at camp). We were surrounded by people who either attended camp with us or know how important Camp Wise is to us.

Do you find that your time at camp has influenced your relationship/marriage/family?

Absolutely. Our best friends to this day are still the ones we met at camp. There are so many values we learned there that we carry with us in our lives together and will eventually share with our children. We are a camp family, as all of our siblings attended camps as well. It is a huge part of our culture and traditions.