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// August 2014
AUG
27
2014

The Magic Spell We Cast

Another summer has come and gone.  The older I get, the faster they seem to fly by.  Last week, I felt myself begin to transition back into off-season life.  “Off-season” is a misleading term, I feel.  It implies that work stops or creativity is somehow turned off.  This is far
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AUG
25
2014

Join Us This Fall for Father Daughter Weekend!

We are getting excited for our 3rd annual Father & Daughter Weekend this fall! Camp will open its gates to fathers and daughters of the Merrie-Woode family on September 26 – 28. John Brantley will return to camp again this year to lead the weekend’s activities. Just as the
AUG
13
2014

Signing Back On!

It’s hard to believe, but another summer has come and gone.  And what a spectacular summer it was!  New friendships were formed, impressive accomplishments achieved, and memories were made that will last a lifetime. Tajar kept up the camp blog for us this summer.  We hope you all
AUG
08
2014

ITS JUST GOODNIGHT AND NOT GOODBYE…

It is going to be quiet around here after tomorrow.  Yes, I will get the grounds back to myself without having to worry about being seen, but I will certainly miss all of my new friends!  I will miss the clanging of the bells, the shuffling of feet and chairs in the Dining Hall,
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AUG
07
2014

IT’S SUCH A PERFECT NIGHT…

I was stirred this morning by birds chirping. I spent the night in a high tree watching over a campout in Beaver Valley where the girls roasted marshmallows, made s’mores, and played cards by the fire. I spent my evening sneaking leftover marshmallows and dancing around. After
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AUG
06
2014

I’LL NEVER GROW UP, NEVER GROW UP…NOT ME

At 6:00 AM, a group of campers left for Worley’s cave for the last caving trip of the summer.  As tempted as I was to sneak on that trip, I had a feeling lots of exciting events would be happening here at camp.  My Tajar instincts were correct!  Sure enough, lots of unique
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AUG
05
2014

CAMPERS ALWAYS MERRY, ALWAYS WIDE AWAKE…

I started off my day with a brisk walk down the camp road.  As I walked back towards camp, a trip van passed by me with kayaks and canoes trailing behind. The last river of the session was headed out for a day on the whitewater. In Castle this morning, mountaineering announced
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AUG
04
2014

EVERYTHING THERE WAS GREEN AND GREY…

As I woke up from my slumber,  I realized that my favorite tree branch was soaked!  It must have been from the rainstorm that came through camp last night.  I brushed my fur and zipped down to breakfast.  Castle started right on time at 9:15, and one of our older cabins read a
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AUG
03
2014

OF THE LIGHT THAT SHALL BRING THE DAWN

Sundays are a change of pace here at Camp Merrie-Woode!  This morning the girls got some extra shut- eye and were able to sleep until 8:15.  Instead of their green shorts and Merrie-Woode T-shirts, the girls came to breakfast in their Sunday whites.  After a delicious breakfast
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AUG
02
2014

B-I-N-G-O

Per usual, camp was buzzing with excitement this morning.  From my branch in the tree tops, I saw the girls on the front line of cabins sprint out of their cabins to play a few rounds of tetherball before the breakfast bell.  I was able to grab a few French Toast sticks before
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