“Nothing in the lives of our daughters has had such an impact on their development, maturation and character as has their experiences at Camp Merrie-Woode."

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Camp Merrie-Woode

Welcome to Camp Merrie-Woode! Our extraordinary natural setting has inspired thousands of girls and young women since 1919. In this friendly, non-competitive community of simplified living, each individual is valued for who she is and who she will become.

On this site, you can explore all of the wonderful camp programs we offer, learn about our history, choose a session, and so much more. And if you are interested in spending the summer of a lifetime as a counselor at Camp Merrie-Woode, let us hear from you!


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Finding Our Heroes

21 November 2017, Comment are Off
Last weekend I journeyed with Corinne Foster on a pilgrimage to Tazewell, Virginia to find the gravesite of one of Merrie-Woode’s founders, Mary...

It’s a great day for the race! – The Green Race!

14 November 2017, Comment are Off
Earlier this month Ethan and I attended the 22nd annual Green Race! What is that you might ask? It is no doubt the single most famous, most...

A Merrie Finale

08 August 2017, Comment are Off
Today was the final day of the session and I cannot overstate how fast this summer flew by. It will be especially difficult to see these campers...

Remember the Days You’ve Spent Here

07 August 2017, Comment are Off
As the session winds down—tomorrow is the final full day!!—I have been appreciating every day a bit more than the last. Today, the weather...

Countdown to Camp!