Founded in 1919, Camp Merrie-Woode was directed for nearly thirty years by Mabel Day. Dammie, as she was known by campers, was born of British parents and established old English traditions at Merrie-Woode. “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.
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.