Merrowvista 2018

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!  …

Hiking Fog 2018

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 …

Miniwanca Ody 2018

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 …

Merrowvista Sailing Dock 2018

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 …

Voy First Day 2018

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

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 …

Face Paint Gals 2018

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 …

Happy Four Trails Biker 2018

July 17, 2018

Update from our Four Trails Groups!

Camp Merrowvista finally got some rain today!  The storm didn’t last long, but it poured and thundered hard enough to delay Little Haystack’s canoe shakedown …

Flag Raising 2018

July 16, 2018

Life at Camp

Camp Merrowvista has been an important part of my life since the beginning of this century.  I have seen this beautiful community from almost every …

Messy Pios 2018

July 15, 2018

My Own Self, At My Very Best, All the Time – A Messy and Marvelous Opportunity.

It is hard to believe we said goodbye to our 2 week campers last night. The Grand Council ceremony was beautiful, with campers leading us …