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Camp Merrie-Woode

Welcome to Camp Merrie-Woode! Our extraordinary natural setting has inspired thousands of girls and young women since 1919. In this friendly, non-competitive community of simplified living, each individual is valued for who she is and who she will become.

On this site, you can explore all of the wonderful camp programs we offer, learn about our history, choose a session, and so much more. And if you are interested in spending the summer of a lifetime as a counselor at Camp Merrie-Woode, let us hear from you!


What's New

Merrie-Woode Welcomes Local Groups to Camp

05 February 2020, Comment are Off
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...

Registration is Open for Alumnae Weekend 2020!

22 January 2020, Comment are Off
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...

Doug Recalls Hugh’s Contributions to Whitewater Paddling

16 January 2020, Comment are Off
In the story of Western North Carolina river running, former Merrie-Woode Director Hugh Caldwell is a legendary figure. He made the first descent...

There and Back Again: The Grand Canyon

08 January 2020, Comment are Off
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...