Wordish Wednesday: Ocean Grove Camp Meetings!
Lovely Ocean Grove, New Jersey, down the shore, was founded in 1869 as a Methodist Camp Meeting town. Even though Ocean Grove was eventually required to become part of Neptune, New Jersey, it still has a very strong religious spirit.
Every spring, tents are attached to standing wooden sheds which contain the kitchen and bathroom. The devout Methodists come to Ocean Grove each summer and are part of the camp revival meetings, which are still held one week a year. These tents are then taken down in the fall and stored in the sheds until the next year.
The most famous structure in Ocean Grove is the Great Auditorium, where the camp revival meetings are held and concerts are held throughout the year. The auditorium seats about 6,000 people and is one of the largest auditoriums in New Jersey. It also contains one of the largest pipe organs in the world.
Next week I'll show more photos of Ocean Grove!
To read more about Ocean Grove, click here and for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, click here.
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