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Camp Merriwood
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Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Girls
Focus:  Sports
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  merriwood.com external link
Winter Phone:  800-997-8006
Summer Phone:  603-353-9882
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.

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 9/10/14   5     4     5     5     5   This was our 10 year old daughter's first sleep away camp experience and she had an INCREDIBLE 4 weeks at Camp Merriwood! From the moment she got on the camp bus, our daughter felt welcomed. On visiting day her counselors said she was happy from moment one! Our daughter said that EVERYONE at Merriwood (camper and counselors) are nice, kind, thoughtful and considerate. For the first time she went horseback riding, sailing and rock climbing. She loved it all and also love the special events too. AND she told us the food was AMAZING and that Chef Joe is awesome! We are thrilled that she had a wonderful experience at Camp Merriwood and she is definitely going back. Now our 5 year old wants to go to Camp Merriwood too! She will have to wait a few years ;-) Thanks to the Millers for running a stellar sleep away camp for girls! RID: 47968
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 8/9/14   5     5     5     5     5   What a fantastic and fun camp for girls!! Our daughter spent four weeks at Merriwood this summer. Not only did she travel out of state to attend, she also went not knowing anybody. She made many new friends from all over the US and even from other countries. ("Everyone is just so nice.") Activities/sports were well-organized with skilled and helpful instructors. The atmosphere is very fun and positive. She summed it up on the last day: "Merriwood is one of the very best places on earth!!" RID: 47816
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 3/16/14   3     3     3     3     3   eh.... its okay. not the best.... but wouldnt u rather go to a COED camp with boys. i would... RID: 47047
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 6/19/11   5     5     5     5     5   Merriwood is the most amazing camp you will ever find, that may not be what your looking for when searching for a camp but listen, its so true.My friends form camp are the best ones i will ever make and i know i will have them forever. Even when im not at camp i still keep in touch with all my friends. the special events are unlike any you will see at nay other camp. There is christmas in July, Halloween, dance of the decades and texas night. At merriwood you can really be who ever you want and nobody is too shy or too small to do anything. Color war is the best, it is all competitive fun until the last night, when the winner is announced and no one even cares! My best memories are at camp, and i cry the hardest when i have to leave. If you are just breexing past these comments on merriwood, your missing out on the best opportunity of your life. Merriwood is filled with happy, kind, caring girls, if you dont believe me come on a tour of the camp and you'll see. merriwood is magical! RID: 36160
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 3/1/11   5     5     5     5     5   When inquiring about Merriwood, you might come across the term "Merriwood Magic" and wonder what it could possibly mean. Well, after spending many summers there as a camper and counselor, I can assure you that there is such a thing as Merriwood Magic, however cheesy that may sound! Its main strength is its focus on tradition, friendship, and respect. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from camp, and I am so happy I went back as a counselor for a couple summers. I have witnessed wonderful friendships blossom between people you would think to have very different friends back home, and that is what keeps campers coming back year after year. Merriwood might not have an Olympic-sized pool (like a neighboring camp), but I am not afraid to say that Merriwood girls are the nicest and most respectful. As a counselor I witnessed amazing growth and maturity among the campers, and even some counselors. You really can't go wrong with CMFG! RID: 35231
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 7/31/10   5     5     5     5     5   Merriwood truly is the most amazing place and sleepaway camp on the planet. I'm sure that all people will tell you that their camp is the best but that statement is incorrect when it is said by anyone who doesnt go to merriwood. The staff is fantastic and are so much fun to be around and the friendships i have made there are incredibly long lasting. My best memories of my entire life are all from camp merriwood and it is hard to imagine what my life would be like without it. I would recommend merriwood to any and every girl who is looking to just go to a camp where they will have an incredible time and make amazing friendships. Every day is so much fun and there are so many things to do. When people ask me if I recommend merriwood, i always tell them that it is the best decision that my parents have ever made to send me there. The fact that I'm now too old for camp has really made me so upset and I absolutely cannot wait for when my twelve can go back as counselors. Merriwood's the be RID: 33577
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 3/8/10   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Merriwood is the best camp imaginable in SO many different ways. You feel welcome the second you get there, the counselors are FANTASTIC, the water is crystal clear and beautiful....SO MANY REASONS!! The food is actually amazing (thanks to the chef Joe...I <3 the choco chip muffins!) and the special events are sooooo fun! Christmas, Color War, Halloween, Warm Fuzzy Night, etc... And there are tons of different activities to choose from! im making myself camp-sick thinking writing this :( I <3 CAMP MERRIWOOD! 110 DAYS RID: 32307
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 8/28/09   5     5     5     5     5   I went to CMFG this summer and it was a great experience. My counselers were great. The facilities at camp are very sanitary and unique. For instance, the arts and crafts room has names of the previous "twelvers" written all around the ceiling. The activities here were well taught. The counselers would pick the activities that they thought they were worthy of teaching. At Merriwood if you're a Junior[8-10} you recieve an assigned schuedule but if you're older than you get to choose which activities you do. When you are at camp they don't want one to feel like one is better than one other, though if you have made a great achievment they will give you credit and make you feel good. If you are homesick your counselers will help you feel better. For the parents and kids who are looking for a great camp this is the one. It will definetly be worth your money. Thanks, Marc, Susan, Gary and Judy for a great summer. RID: 30859
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 8/16/09   5     4     5     5     5   this was my first yr. at merriwood and for the first 20 minutes i was sad to leave my parents but then a bunch of merriwood girls helped me.the minute i met my counselors and cabinmates i felt at home. also, i never thought i'd like gymnastics but merriwood helped me keep an open mind. i highley recomend merriwood. RID: 30746
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 6/24/09   5     5     5     5     5   I LOVE CMFG (Camp Merriwood For Girls)!! It is a great camp! The staff are welcoming and supportive and when I was homesick they made me feel so much better. The food is AMAZING, I'm not kidding! They have tons of choices and I LOVE JOE (the cook)! Every day is fun and different because there are SOOOOOOO many fun special events! I especially like color war....Trust me, I did Color War at a different camp and this was 100% better at Merriwood! I was so sad to leave and am excited to come back this year!! GO MERRIWOOD!!! :):) RID: 30198
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Click to report rating    8/31/08   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is amazing there are so much fun things to do there. You can play tennis, go water skiing and, tubing and sail. There is soo much more. there are amazing camp wide activities that are so much fun. The twelvers are amazing. and i have made life long friendships here. RID: 26248
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 8/21/08   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Merriwood is a FANTASTIC camp! This was my first summer and I had the BEST time!Everyone is really nice and you feel like it is one big family. We did lots of cool things like dressing up for special surprises, holidays and events. It rained alot so we had MUD SLIDES!The focus is on friendship, not competition(until color war!)and the girls there were really friendly and normal, not the the spoiled brats that other sleepaway camps sometimes have. Friendships are really important here, and I made some really good friends. My counselors were all great and the owners are warm and caring. From the moment I stepped off the bus I felt liked I belonged. It is NOT the place for intense sports and instruction, and the only field sport is soccer(there was no softball or basketball on a regular basis).Since it is a small camp, by the end of the summer I knew everyone's name! I can't wait to go back next summerTHANKSJUDY,GARY,SUSAN,MARK,DAVID,AMY,JOE, LUCY C.,MER MER MURPHY,BAKER AND KIRBY RID: 25920
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Click to report rating    6/20/08   5     5     5     5     5   Merriwood is soooooo awesome! If u wright bad stuff about it u probably don't have the brainpower to realize how cool it is!! This will be my 5th year here and i am totally looking forward to it! I LOVE CMFG!!! RID: 24008
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Click to report rating    6/4/08   5     5     5     5     5   Merriwood is an amazing camp,I know because I have gone there myself. Merriwood has wonderful, staff, activities, facilities, personal attention and monetary value. Merriwood is a truly amazing camp and I recommend it for sweet little girls all arouns the world. P.S Part of the greatness of Merriwood is that all the people come from all over. RID: 23574
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Click to report rating    4/17/08   5     5     5     5     5   the only reason big camps are beating us in the rankings is cause they have more people to rate their camp. but merriwood IS THE BEST CAMP EVER!! send your kids here, you wont regret it. i promise RID: 22359
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Click to report rating    4/16/08   5     5     4     5     5   This is the perfect camp to spend your summer at! Great facilities, great people, great food, what more could you ask for? RID: 22348
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Click to report rating    12/15/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS CAMP IS INCREDIBLE! it is honestly the best experience of my life. My mom, aunts, and her cousins all went here and loved it! Its so nice to see it run from the kids of the founders of this camp! Everyone knows everyone and everyone is so nice to each other! i found my best friends here!!!! These is my home away from home and it always will be! There is a wide variety of activities, so many fun days, and so many memories to look back on that i loved! GO TO MERRIWOOD! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT I PROMISE! --this year (08) will be my last year, which is sad, but I LOVE IT AT MERRIWOOD! RID: 18018
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Click to report rating    12/13/07   5     5     5     5     5   Meriwood is my home away from home. this year will be my 7th year and i am so excited! i love it so much and i count down the days till camp. everyone gets along so well. the directors are amazing and it litterally is like a huge family. some of my best friends in the world are the ones i met at merriwood. it's an amazing place. and even though 7 weeks does seem like a long time you will not want to leave at the end. it's the perfect amount of time. plus there are shorter sessions for when you're younger. but after just one week you'll want to stay forever! i love it so much and i could never imagine my life without merriwood. its such a huge part of my life and whoever hates it clearly does not know what they are talking about. go to this camp. its perfect. RID: 17989
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     12/13/07   5     5     5     5     5   This wuz the best camp eva. We are now inter A's!!!! YAH!! Nicola and Lindsay love camp Merriwood... Moose boys 2nd session were nerds!!!! Except for Daniel and Josh. (U don't no them!) I love the Macadamia Nut cookies they rock....Joe rocks and MATTMAN RULES!!! c ya next year. I love cookouts and color war. they make me smile..except for when nicola and Lindsay and banana were sad at the campfire.. i cried like crazy.. Natalie U rock!!!! Madison and Rachel R. U roCK 2! Merriwood ROX MY SOX!!!! see ya nxt year! YA CABIN 3 AND PLAZA!! i WILL MISS ALL U 12ERS!!!! RID: 17970
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Click to report rating    11/14/07   5     5     5     5     5   AHHHH MOST AMAIZING CAMP EVER!! this was my last year (07) and it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I met my best friends here and we were all so close. The food is great and so are the millers and the activities and EVERYONE IS SO HAPPY AND SWEET AND SUPPORTIVE I LOOOOVEE IT!! honestly words don't describe how incredible this camp is!! people are so nice to you and noone is ever having a bad day!! i miss merriwood so much and i look forward to being a counselor here in four years. MERRIWOOD IS AMAIZING SEND YOUR KIDS HERE THEY WILL LOVE IT! serisouly the best food and soooo many different activities like water skiiing and tennis and soccer and even if your not good at sports they have stuff for you!! your girls will enjoy this camp no matter what I promise!! ps whoever wrote that comment is crazy how could you not love such a fantastic place? MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!! <333331207<333333 ps GREAT TRADITIONS soo much fun like COLOR WAR AHHHH i love it here haha RID: 17063
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Click to report rating    8/26/07   5     5     5     5     5   color war at merriwood is SO much fun. most camps dont have things like color war where you learn about sportsmanship and unity through competetive games where in the end, the winner dosent matter. it is a highlight of the summer for many and although other camps have color war, at merriwood it is amazing <3 RID: 14531
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Click to report rating    8/20/07   5     5     5     5     5   for the person that wrote that rating down there--why do you keep going if you hate it so much? 4 years is a lot of time to go if you hate it so much. obviously that person was lying because there is no way that you could hate merriwood. it is fantastic and amazing. i could talk about it forever. everything about it is amazing! RID: 14257
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Click to report rating    7/17/07   1     1     1     1     1   WORST CAMP EVER!! iT SUCKS SO MUCH. THERE IS NOTHING TO DO AND YOU MAKE NO FRIENDS. DONT GO THERE, I HAVE BEEN GOING FOR LIKE 4 YEARS!! EWWWWWWWWWW!! iT IS THE WORST CAMP SO DONT GO AND IF YOU DO AND THINK IT IS HORRIBLE DONT TELL ME I DIDNT WARN YOU!! GODD LUCK IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO!! YOU WILL HATE IT!!! RID: 13059
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Click to report rating    4/3/07   5     5     5     5     5   love it soo much. best camp ever! trust me i went to other camps before this one but merriwood is my favorite one. RID: 9401
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Click to report rating    12/24/06   5     5     5     5     5   This is a great camp for girls. The owners of the camp are always there for you and really take care of each girl indevidually. The couslers are so nice, and supportive, and you have an amazing time with them. All the girls really connect. The older girls really welcome in the younger ones. The activities are great, especially the water sports. The food is good, too. Another good thing is that you have your regular scshedule, but there are MANY special events that take place, so you never get bored. This is a fun-filled camp where you make the best friends ever. RID: 6266
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Click to report rating    12/23/06   5     5     5     5     5   AMAZING CAMP!! probably the best camp in america!!! merriwood is small in size but you get to know everybody well especially those in your age group. everybody is nice, the activities are fun and the traditions passed down from year to year are soo much fun and very special. NOT TO MENTION THE FABB FOOD! i dont know anybody who hated it when they went. everybody loves it! i would never give up my summers there for anything! this camp provides a unique experience that no other camp could match. i lovee cmfg <33 RID: 6228
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Click to report rating    12/22/06   5     5     5     5     4   i was a camper for 5 summers and then a counselor. it is stellar. i would recommend this camp to anyone. i still talk to all of my camp friends. RID: 6214
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Click to report rating    12/18/06   5     5     5     5     5   MERRIWOOD IS MY LIFE&&LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.. AMAAAAZINGGGG food activities counselors and friends! it's like a second home... this summer will be my 4th and i wouldnt give it up for the world... 7 weeks seems long but it really flies by! i'd recommend CMFG to ANYONEEEEEE! RID: 6098
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Click to report rating    12/13/06   5     5     5     5     5   I have been going to this camp for five years and I am only 12!! i love this cam pmore than anything! the counselors are AWESOME! Joe our chef is an AMAZING chef and I cant wait evry year for camp. I have made a ton of friends here and the millers are the NICEST PEOPLE! I cant wait until this year when it wil be my 6th year! Merriwood ROKS and so does ORFORD!!! RID: 5955
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Click to report rating    11/23/06   5     5     5     5     5   I was a counselor at this camp for three years. The directors are very supportive and really care about the staff and the girls. The staff are enthusiastic and friendly. I was impressed by how well the girls related to each other. The older girls really support the younger ones. The traditions are so much fun, and provide a great link from year to year. The camp itself has a good balance of rustic feeling like wooden cabins and modern conveniences like simple bathrooms in the cabins. I would recommend checking out Merriwood to anyone looking for a camp of this type for their daughter or looking for a summer counseling job. RID: 5231
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Click to report rating    11/22/06   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is amazing. my daughter has been going there for 4 years, and is absolutley in love with it. when she is at home, all she talks about is her camp friends and she tells me and my husband all her camp stories. the staff was very friendly and from what my daughter said, the food was phenomenal. The cabins and dining hall were quite clean, as was the rest of the camp. my daughter has a great time each year and is very much looking forward to this year at camp. RID: 5227
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Click to report rating    11/12/06   5     5     5     5     5   Merriwood is AMAZING!!! the counselors are approachable and nice, the campers are friendly and enthusiastic, and the camp directors do everything in their power to make camp an unforgettable experience. many of my best memories come from camp and i can not even describe the people ive met and the once in a lifetime experiecnces i've had. the traditions are amazing, and the oldest campers have the oppurtunity to bring enthusiasm and fun to the camp trough their many priveleges. camp merriwood is an incredible place and i would not give up my five summers for anything. it is truly an out of this world experience and i can not imagin going to camp anywhere else. seven weeks may seem like a long time but it going by so fast that you wish you could stay longer. merriwood provides an unmatchable camp experience and there is no camp better than merriwood. in order to understand the merriwood magic you must be part of it. i would encourage everyone to experience merriwood. it is AMMAZING!! RID: 4893
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Click to report rating    11/9/06   5     5     5     5     5   amazing food-mostly homecooked cause of JOE! his food is so good. most camps just order their food and stuff but merriwoods food is homecooked. the cabins are very nice with bathrooms, running water and not to many girls smushed into one cabin but they still have the feel of rustic camp life. i absoloutely loved the staff is amazing probably one of the best staffs at camp and the owners are so friendly and warm--i found my counslors to be like my friends! the activities are also really fun and i have had the best times of my life. i look foward to camp all year and i keep in touch with my friends over the winter! everybody should go. dont get discouraged about the 7 week sessions, they are worth it! RID: 4774
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     8/28/06   1     1     1     1     1   this camp was bad the millers were so mean and all the people were nerds. wat the ladys said the long paragraf was total bs this camp SUCKS RID: 2520
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Click to report rating    8/25/06   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is absolutely amazing!!! I have so many amazing friends i met there and the counselors and directers are wonderful. RID: 2394
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