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OCT
24
2019

Movie Night in Castle!

On October 17, Camp Merrie-Woode hosted a film screening in Castle of the new documentary, Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence. This 50 minute film tells the story of prominent author, civil rights activist, and camp director Lillian Smith. Lillian directed Laurel Falls Camp in
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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
MAR
02
2016

Tripcraft Then & Now: Panthertown

Many generations of Merrie-Woode girls carry with them stories of overnight trips to Panthertown. In the early days of Camp, Panthertown Valley was a fairly inaccessible wilderness, located generally North of the Camp property between Laurel Knob and Lake Toxaway. Locals called
FEB
04
2016

Tripcraft Then & Now

Do you remember when you fell in love with the mountains? My first summer at Merrie-Woode, as I stared up at Old Bald, I was hooked. I had to climb that mountain. I had to explore those woods and discover all the secret places hidden over the hill: ice-cold streams tumbling over