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NOV
16
2016

Centennial Book Pre-Sales Begin!

As Merrie-Woode’s centennial approaches, we are excited to announce that publication of our Centennial Book is nearing its final stages. Board Member, Dorothy Moss Williams and I have been working with award winning book author and designer, Laurie Shock, over the past two years
NOV
15
2016

CMW 2016 Fall Newsletter

The digital edition of the CMW Fall 2016 Newsletter is now available! Read up on all the news at camp! Included articles in this edition: “Centennial Campaign – Renew For Our Future,” “Merrie-Woode Centennial Book Pre-Sales Begin,” “Centennial
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MAY
03
2016

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Summer!

Well, it’s official. Summer is here! This past weekend camp was in full swing, buzzing with activity and excitement as we hosted our third annual Mother-Daughter Weekend. It was thrilling to hear cabin doors slamming and laughter up and down the cabin line as the first residents
APR
27
2016

CMW 2016 Spring Newsletter

The digital edition of the CMW Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available! Read up on all the news at camp! Included articles in this edition: “Announcing Merrie-Woode’s Centennial,” “Remembering Fritz Orr, Jr.,” “Pioneering Climbing on Old
APR
20
2016

Meet Our New Outdoor Adventure Coordinator: Kelli Talley!

Meet CMW’s new Outdoor Adventure Coordinator! We are thrilled to have her join the team this year as we prepare for the 2016 summer. Kelli will work alongside JP through Pre-Orientation and will replace him at the end of May. She is looking forward to this weekend’s staff
APR
13
2016

Our Digital Future

Here at camp, poignant photographs tell the story of Camp Merrie-Woode from its earliest days. Dammie Day and some of camp’s first attendees show, through pictures, what life at Merrie-Woode looked like nearly 100 years ago. Often with a camera around her neck, Dammie Day
APR
06
2016

Tripcraft Then & Now: Outdoor Wear for Women

Before Patagonia, Columbia, Bean Boots, and Chacos, the girls of Merrie-Woode had Duxbaks. That’s right – Duxbaks were the latest thing in outdoor wear in the 1920s. Prior to 1904, outdoor wear did not really exist. Men wore wool clothes for sports such as hunting and fishing,
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MAR
08
2016

A Very Fond Farewell

In the words of Bilbo Baggins, the time has come for me to bid you all a very fond farewell. Just as the time came for Bilbo to leave the comforts of the Shire and set out on an adventure, so too has that time come for me. As difficult as it is, I have decided to move on from my
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MAR
02
2016

Tripcraft Then & Now: Panthertown

Many generations of Merrie-Woode girls carry with them stories of overnight trips to Panthertown. In the early days of Camp, Panthertown Valley was a fairly inaccessible wilderness, located generally North of the Camp property between Laurel Knob and Lake Toxaway. Locals called
FEB
04
2016

Tripcraft Then & Now

Do you remember when you fell in love with the mountains? My first summer at Merrie-Woode, as I stared up at Old Bald, I was hooked. I had to climb that mountain. I had to explore those woods and discover all the secret places hidden over the hill: ice-cold streams tumbling over