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// July 2014
JUL
31
2014

THE CLANGING OF BELLS, THE SWEET MOUNTAIN SMELLS…

There was a lot of excited chatter this morning at the wakeup bell with campers anxiously awaiting to start their activities!  The girls made their way to the Dining Hall for a filling breakfast before heading to their cabins for cabin cleanup.  The oldest girls in camp, Bum’s
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JUL
30
2014

EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW…

The sun is setting on Opening Day of this final camp session.  It was heartening to see the new bunch of bright-eyed faces gathered around the campfire ring!  I have already made lots of new friends today as many of the campers are here at Merrie-Woode for the first time. 
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JUL
27
2014

I DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOU…

It is hard to believe that today was the final day of Main Session.  What a beautiful five weeks we have had under Old Bald! Instead of normal activities, the girls were able to go back to their cabins and begin the packing process after breakfast.  From the roof of Wit’s
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JUL
27
2014

OUR HEARTS WILL TURN BACK TO MERRIE-WOODE…

Music blasted from the docks all day today as Proficiency Day was underway. This day is dedicated to the girls who are finishing up levels in the boating program. Canoes and kayaks were maneuvering expertly about as girls showed off the skills they have been learning all summer.
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JUL
25
2014

SOMEWHERE THAT’S GREEN…

An alien plant came to life once again on the Castle stage tonight as brilliantly costumed performers danced and sang the story of the Little Shop of Horrors. The show, which is a musical spoof on old black and white sci-fi movies, is set in a rough urban downtown district. It is
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JUL
24
2014

I WISH FOR YOU MY FRIEND, THIS HAPPINESS THAT I’VE FOUND…

I was fully prepared for the rain shower that rolled in over Old Bald first thing this morning.  I’ve wizened up and am the proud new owner of the sleek black CMW rain jackets that are now sold in the stock shop!  Luckily the rain stopped right before breakfast, the blue skies
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JUL
23
2014

REMEMBER THE DAYS WE SPENT HERE…

What a day today has been!  Girls are finishing projects, passing levels, and completing goals that they set at the beginning of the session.  Any goal, no matter how big or small, is important at camp.  An opportunity for High Ropes was announced at Castle this morning, which is
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JUL
22
2014

YO HO, YO HO! A COUNSELOR HUNT FOR ME…

A caving trip to Worley’s Cave went out bright and early this morning. I waved them off at the gates and then crawled back in a nearby tree to catch a few extra minutes of sleep until the wake up bell.  I stayed up late last night helping pull together some final touches on the
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JUL
21
2014

AND I DANCED IN THE MOON AND THE STARS AND THE SUN…

Everyone’s spirits have been upbeat despite the rainy weather as we enter this last week at camp. The campers have been getting excited for this fun packed week and are anticipating completing their projects, programs, and goals. The last batches of pottery are being glazed and
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JUL
20
2014

CAME A VISION OF HOLY GRAIL…

I still haven’t figured out this whole sleep in thing on Sundays.  Right when I am getting in the swing of waking up at 8:00 in the morning, the bell rings at 8:30.  I don’t get how these campers and counselors get used to it!  You would think that living here the whole summer
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