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August 9, 2018

10 Strategies to Be Your Best Self

Here at Merrowvista, it’s no secret that we strive to be our best selves! Campers go through their daily routines and activities while being guided …

August 8, 2018

The Fantastic Four (Folds)

While the 2wk Pioneers were heading back from their overnight trips and the 4wk Trailblazers prepared to set out for a day of hiking or …

August 5, 2018

Trip Report!

Oh how the voyageurs have rode! Along the way, Voyageur A has found time to try on a few wedding dresses, Voyageur B has enjoyed …

August 3, 2018

Mail Time!

Okay, we’re about halfway through Session B. It’s time to write your camper a letter. We’re talking about a paper and pen, stamped and addressed …

August 3, 2018

Ride In!

On the lovely Wednesday morning everyone woke up in extreme anticipation of the excitement coming. Both Boys and Girls campers woke up a little bit …

August 2, 2018

Hear Hear to Another Great Day

Today, in the Canaan Valley, life was filled with wonder of all kinds. When over 100 unique and youthful personalities are living in community, so …

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 …

August 1, 2018

Coed Four Trails Update!!

In the spirit of One Miniwanca here’s a coed blog post for Four Trails. Woohoo! It’s the final week of camp and the Four Trails …

July 31, 2018

Atypical Days are Loads of Fun!!

Three days ago Boys Camp had an atypical day! We started off the morning per usual with polar bear, flag raising, breakfast of yummy home …

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 31, 2018

Typical Day at Girls Camp

After an amazing day filled with co-ed festivities yesterday, Girls Camp got back in the groove of a typical day. We were woken up by …

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!  …

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