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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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JUN
01
2017

Summer Days of Sun

Our summer staff is so excited for campers to arrive tomorrow! They’ve been working on this video during their free time all week during Orientation. Take a look at their awesome parody of “Another Day of Sun,” the opening number from La La Land. This was filmed
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MAY
11
2017

CMW 2017 Spring Newsletter

The digital edition of the CMW 2017 Spring Newsletter is now available online! Read up on all the news at camp! Included articles in this edition: “Order Your Centennial Book,” with previews of book pages, “Big Changes On the Hill,” an update to the Castle
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APR
25
2017

June Session Play: Androcles and the Lion

I am so excited to announce that this summer’s June Session play, the opening production of the 2017 season, will be Androcles and the Lion. Based on the Aesop’s Fable of The Lion and the Mouse, this stage adaptation is written in the style of commedia dell’arte, classic Italian
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MAR
23
2017

Main Session Play: Peter and the Starcatcher

“When I was a boy, I wished I could fly…Out the window and over the trees, high as a cloud and lighter than air, then loop the loop and up to the stars! I dreamed about flying all the time…Eventually, of course, we dream other dreams. We change. We grow up. It always happens.
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MAR
02
2017

Generosity Amplified

Nigel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten – you’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up – you’re on ten on your guitar, where can you go from there? Where? Marty: I don’t know. Nigel:
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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