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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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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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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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DEC
10
2019

Send a Merrie-Woode Note and Give Back to Camp!

What does every Merrie-Woode girl hope to find in her stocking? Merrie-Woode Inspired Greeting Cards, of course! This set of 12 note cards includes four scenes of Camp based on the masterful original oil paintings of CMW alumna Ainsley Hines Santa Barbara.  You’ll feel nostalgic
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NOV
21
2019

2019 Fall Newsletter

The digital edition of the CMW 2019 Fall Newsletter is now available online! Read up on all the news at camp! Articles included in this edition: “New CMW Videos Launching This Winter,” “Old Glory Flies on Old Bald,” telling the story of Mountaineering
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NOV
19
2019

Whitewater Adventures, Merrie-Woode Style

As we floated in our kayaks in the center of Lake Fairfield on a warm September afternoon, we heard Kelli Talley, Merrie-Woode’s Outdoor Adventure Coordinator and our lead instructor for the weekend, call us to bring our kayaks together to form a circle. “This is the flower of
OCT
31
2019

In the Spirit of Sacrifice

Now in its sixth year, the Young Alumnae Challenge was once again a huge success – raising $18,375 for Camperships.  The goal was to raise 3 camp tuitions in 3 days for a total of $14,550 – one campership for each session of Camp.  This year the young alumnae raised enough to
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