“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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CMW Centennial

Help us celebrate our 100th summer!


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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!


What's New

CMW Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple!

Well November has been quite the month of traveling for me! After an awesome trip to New Orleans at the beginning of the month, I spent last week...

Fritz Orr Captain’s Paddle

Many of us remember paddling with Fritz Orr, III during our summers at Merrie-Woode. Fritz was a boating instructor at CMW from 1994 to 2005, and...

CMW Comes to NOLA!

Jim, Denice and Lindsay traveled to New Orleans this past weekend for an awesome alumnae gathering, Big Easy style! Paul and Sara Ruffin Costello...

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Camp Merrie-Woode!  The camp dogs went down the cabin line, trick-or-treating, this afternoon!  They had the perfect camp...

Countdown to Camp!