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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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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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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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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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JUN
04
2019

Centennial Ripple: A Work of Art and Labor of Love

Have you ordered your copy of the Centennial Ripple? This special limited edition of the Lake Fairfield Ripple showcases the best of one hundred years of Merrie-Woode’s treasured literary magazine. Including poetry, prose, songs, and artwork, the Centennial Ripple is a charming
OCT
10
2018

Centennial Ripple Goes To Press

We are thrilled to announce that the Centennial Ripple has officially gone to press! This special limited edition of the Lake Fairfield Ripple will showcase the best of one hundred years of Merrie-Woode’s treasured literary magazine. Including poetry, prose, songs, and artwork,