Merrowvista

August 1, 2018

The Third Day

Amid the early morning birdsong and quieting crickets of the forest, a bell rang up and out of its small enclosure to deflect off the …

July 31, 2018

Morning Magic

The bell rang this morning at 7:15am, signifying the start of a full first day of camp for our 2 and 3 week villages. Before …

July 30, 2018

Everybody Has Arrived!!!

Today we welcomed Pioneer, Trailblazer, and Odyssey campers to the Canaan Valley alongside their parents, family, and friends –  and what a day it was!  …

July 29, 2018

Trail Updates!

Standing on the pier in Portland, I watched the ferry disappear into the fog.  Aboard were 32 Voyageurs and bicycles, all departing on their journey …

July 29, 2018

July 28, 2018

On the eve of another opening day, we repost this blog from last summer written by a current camper parent, Amanda Kuhnert. We can’t wait …

July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

Another full day in the Canaan valley. This morning began with a whirlwind of packing go-getters, the Discoverers waking at 7 am to begin packing …

July 26, 2018

A Visit From Our Sister Camp

Shelby here, reporting about another day in the Canaan Valley. Wednesday the 25th was an awesome day to be at Merrowvista for kids and staff …

July 25, 2018

Merrowvista Chicken

Today was our first full day with a normal schedule! This meant Interest Groups galore, opportunities for campers to choose their own activities at Go …

July 24, 2018

The First Day – 7/23/18

The first full day of camp started out warm and misty. We gathered as a community for flag raising, a reflective and insightful morning activity …

July 23, 2018

Living The Mission Retreats 2018

Our experiences in AYF programs introduced us to living a four-fold balanced life, seeking to be our own, best self, and inspired us to live …

July 23, 2018

Session B Begins!

Years ago, at summer camp, I learned a Turkish proverb: “Our skin is waterproof.” Rain is not ideal on opening day. It’s less fun to …

July 18, 2018

Candlelight Sing

Yesterday the Farmhouse received a phone call from our fellow community member, the Loon Center.  Your camper has been practicing living in a community: their …

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