For almost 100 years, Camp Merrie-Woode has stood the test of time, a treasured summer home to thousands of Merrie-Woode girls. That’s almost 100 summers of paddling on Lake Fairfield and singing around the campfire ring…almost 100 summers of stargazing under Old Bald and watching the morning mist rise over the lake…almost 100 summers of girls growing into women…
Camp Merrie-Woode has opened its gates to young women through the Great Depression, two World Wars, the struggle for women to gain the right to vote, the rise of rock n’ roll, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ramifications of a post 9/11 world. Through all this, Merrie-Woode has remained a constant in the lives of young girls, steadfast in its values and unwavering in the hearts of its campers.
At Merrie-Woode, we feel blessed to have a large and active alumnae group supporting us! This section of the website is dedicated specifically to you. We truly believe that Merrie-Woode is “a composite thing, made up of all those who through the years have loved it and given it their best.” As an alumna of Merrie-Woode, we want you to feel at home here and encourage you to play a dynamic role in our Merrie-Woode family.
CMW Centennial Gold Bracelet
“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.”
Celebrate Camp Merrie-Woode’s Centennial with this custom commemorative cuff by New Orleans jeweler, Ken Friend. Available in 10-karat gold or 18-karat gold plated sterling silver, these MW engraved cuffs are the perfect complement to your silver “4 Year Bracelet”, yet stunning worn alone, as well. We hope you will consider this special gift and future heirloom.
Proceeds from this limited time offer will go to the Merrie-Woode Foundation.
Solid 10-karat gold cuff with Merrie-Woode signature MW engraving – $850*
Solid 18-karat gold plated sterling silver cuff with Merrie-Woode signature MW engraving – $200*
*Shipping and taxes included
To insure delivery for Christmas 2017, order by November 1st. To insure delivery by the Centennial Celebration, order by May 1st.
The cuffs are designed by Merrie-Woode supporter and top New Orleans jewelry designer, Ken Friend, and hand-wrought by his artisans at Friend & Company. Founded in 1976, Friend & Company specializes in the design and manufacture of fine jewelry. With headquarters in uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, Friend & Company has become a global company while keeping the feel of a local boutique.
CMW Centennial Book
As Merrie-Woode’s centennial approaches, we are excited to announce that our Centennial Book, Camp Merrie-Woode: 100 Years of Following the Gleam, has gone to press. This beautifully designed, hardcover book will document the history and legacy of Camp Merrie-Woode and her founders.
A gorgeous hard covered, coffee table size book, it will be over 250 pages with stunning imagery and significant archival materials. This is sure to be a keepsake that grandmothers, mothers, daughters, and granddaughters will share for generations.
Order your copy of Camp Merrie-Woode’s Centennial Book now! Each book is $100, with all proceeds going to the Camp Merrie-Woode Endowment Fund.
Books ordered by November 1st are scheduled to ship by Christmas of 2017. Books ordered after November 1st will ship after January 1, 2018.
For more information and to view sample pages, click here.
Update Your Information!
Do we have your current contact information? Take a moment to see if you are in our active database of CMW alumnae! We’d love to get you on our list to receive camp newsletters and news of reunions and Merrie-Woode events!
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