“I knew I wanted an imaginative and meaningful name,” Dammie wrote, “and one night the name came so clearly to me – Merrie-Woode…for it is a merry wood and campers will always make it so.” Dammie’s legacy of honor and appreciation of simple living and acquiring “eyes that see” the beauty of God’s world was emphasized in activities which taught the importance of a life of service.
The camp's 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.
Camp Merrie wood is located at: 100 Merrie-Woode Road, Sapphire, NC 28774. For more information on the history of Camp Merrie-Woode, please visit their website or call (828) 743-3300.