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DEC
14
2017

CMW 2017 Fall Newsletter

The digital edition of the CMW 2017 Fall Newsletter is now available online! Read up on all the news at camp! Articles included in this edition: “There’s a New Castle on the Hill,” with photos of the new Castle and King Arthur’s Court, “Centennial
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NOV
21
2017

Finding Our Heroes

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 Turk. Corinne is a long time camper and counselor, and she is my invaluable archiving assistant in the CMW Archives. She loves camp
NOV
14
2017

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

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 respected, and most competitive creek race on the planet. The annual Green Race remains a fabulous and homespun affair held each fall on the
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AUG
08
2017

A Merrie Finale

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 leave camp for I know that none will return in their place until next June. We did enjoy our final day at Merrie-Woode, despite the
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AUG
07
2017

Remember the Days You’ve Spent Here

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 matched my mood—drizzly with sparks of sunlight—as I wandered around camp encouraging all the campers on their second-to-last day of
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AUG
06
2017

Sunday Funday!

Today was a great day full of sunshine and merriment! In the morning, we all got to sleep in because it is a Sunday, and we all ate the traditional breakfast of quiche and cinnamon rolls in our Sunday Whites and Green Ties. During Chapel, we had a very special guest join us,
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AUG
05
2017

Super Saturday!

The session is officially past the halfway mark, and classes are finishing up projects, preparing for final performances, and getting in the last of their fun before everyone packs their bags to leave on Wednesday. In the morning, I visited a Ceramics class that was glazing pinch
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AUG
04
2017

A Terrific Day for Tajar!

Today was such a lovely day! I spent the morning at the barn soaking up the sunshine with my horse friends, then made my way over to the docks in search of a Kayaking class when I ran into the Llama Man and his llamas! It was so fun goofing around with the silly-looking
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AUG
03
2017

Down by the Lake Where the Jelly Lilies Grow

Today was a very special day at camp because it was a Thursday, and everyone knows that more exciting things happen on Thursdays than any other day. This morning I celebrated this fact by jumping into the lake and swimming around for a bit before joining the Contemporary Dance
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AUG
02
2017

On Top of Old Bald, All Covered in Fog

Today was a very exciting day! In the morning I took a dip with the Swimming class and then paddled some with the Canoeing class before we put in some boats to do canoe slides. The water was very refreshing, and I got to enjoy a little mid-morning treat with a Farm and Garden
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