Merrie-Woode offers more than 20 instructed activities. Campers in the June and Main Sessions choose 8 activities, while August Session campers pick 5 to fill their schedule. Activity classes are led and taught by qualified instructors and counselors. CMW campers take a balanced schedule of both traditional and adventure based activities. With so many activities to choose from, there are always exciting things going on at Merrie-Woode!

  • CMW Traditional Programming

    Sports, Nature, Arts, & Performing Arts
    Whether you are interested in athletics or artistic pursuits, you are sure to find a niche at Camp Merrie-Woode! Merrie-Woode has a long standing tradition of instilling within our campers an appreciation of the beauty of our natural setting, the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, and the significance of the arts. Instruction in these activities focuses on personal growth and technical skill building.
  • CMW Adventure Programming

    Riding, Mountaineering, Boating, & Swimming
    At Camp Merrie-Woode, we feel that adventure programming provides some of the most influential and meaningful experiences that young people can have. The history of adventure programming at Merrie-Woode goes back decades. For years, Merrie-Woode girls have been exploring the rivers and trails of the western North Carolina mountains on foot, horseback, and by boat. Shining Rock Wilderness Area, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorge, and numerous area rivers are among the places visited by Camp Merrie-Woode throughout the summer. Instruction in these activities focuses on personal growth, instilling a lasting appreciation for the environment, and technical skill building.