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AUG
31
2020

Jim and Denice’s Excellent COVID Garden Adventure

So perhaps you have wondered what we have been doing this summer without camp. We became gardeners! All we had to do to make Travis and Annette laugh hysterically was to tell them that we intended to bring the camp garden back to life and make it our summer COVID project. They
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JUL
09
2020

Dammie’s Service Project

As we proceed through this quiet summer underneath Old Bald, our thoughts turn to the early days of Merrie-Woode and its founder, Dammie Day. We know that Dammie Day was a woman ahead of her time, and she lived her life with high expectations for herself and for others. She was a
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JUN
10
2020

Love Your Neighbor

This past weekend should have been the first camp Sunday. Normally, we would have celebrated God’s beautiful creation together in Chapel, one inclusive community praying for those here and those who are not with us. We know we would have offered up prayers for healing,
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MAY
27
2020

Staying Connected This Summer

Greetings 2020 Campers & Counselors! We miss you here on the shores of Lake Fairfield, and we are excited to share our plans to connect with you this summer. Senior Staff has been busy reimagining how this summer can look, and we hope you will join us on this virtual
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MAY
12
2020

An Important Announcement Regarding the 2020 Summer

Dear Camp Merrie-Woode Family, We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well during these difficult days. Above you will find the video message that we sent yesterday to our campers and their families regarding the summer of 2020. As the Merrie-Woode community
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MAR
20
2020

I’m Checking In On You, Merrie-Woode Staff

Dear Past and Present Merrie-Woode Staff Members, I woke up this morning with you on my mind. All of you. My heart breaks for those of you whose semester and/or college career came to a screeching halt. My heart breaks for those of you who will lose routines and connections
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FEB
05
2020

Merrie-Woode Welcomes Local Groups to Camp

You may not know that after the campers go home for the summer, Merrie-Woode stays quite active through the off-season! This past fall, before the Tajar settled down for his long winter nap, we had the privilege of welcoming a number of local groups for outdoor adventure
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JAN
22
2020

Registration is Open for Alumnae Weekend 2020!

Calling all CMW alumnae over the age of 21! Feeling campsick for your camper days under Old Bald? We have the campsick cure! Get ready for the very first CMW Alumnae Weekend in Spring 2020! If you’re longing for sunny days on Lake Fairfield and evenings by the campfire, gather up
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JAN
16
2020

Doug Recalls Hugh’s Contributions to Whitewater Paddling

In the story of Western North Carolina river running, former Merrie-Woode Director Hugh Caldwell is a legendary figure. He made the first descent of Sections 2 and 3 of the Chattooga River and was an active member of the whitewater racing community for many years. No one is
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JAN
08
2020

There and Back Again: The Grand Canyon

The beginning of any adventure is the only time I find I am eager, excited, and terrified all at the same time. As we were rigging our boats for the first time at Lee’s Ferry, the put in for the Grand Canyon, I thought of my tried-and-true routines back home. Ethan and I recently
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