September 29, 2015

Happy National Coffee Day!

September 23, 2015

Happy first day of fall!

I have sent all of the 2015 staff an email with the 2015 Staff Survey link attached. If you could take a few minutes to complete the survey that would be great. We take your feedback seriously and use it to improve the program each year.If you did not receive the email, please contact me and I will gladly send you out the link.

September 18, 2015

Are you interested in volunteering for Easter Seals Ontario?
On December 12, 2015 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm the Easter Seals Skate with the Maple Leafs will be taking place at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto. If you are interested please contact Mila at

September 17, 2015

My holidays are now over and I think I have finally caught up on my sleep.  Jacques has been getting the camp ready for the winter - the pool is closed, the docks and boats are in and stored. I am now starting to read through all of the EOSRs.  

I hope everyone is enjoying their courses or for some of you a new job

August 31, 2015, 

Merrywood is very quiet with everyone gone. It is also clean!  

Here is a picture of the 2015 mural, located to the left of the stage. Nice that it will actually be seen by everyone.

August 26, 2015

Another amazing summer at Merrywood Camp is now over. Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, campers and Merrywood supporters for making it such a great success. 

July 4, 2015

It is already Day 8. This session has flown by. Tomorrow is Theme Day

June 30, 2015

Session 1 is underway. What an amazing group of staff. Arrival day went smoothly, even though mother nature did not cooperate bringing rain and cold weather to camp. 

June 24, 2015

Today is the last day of the 2015 Pre-Camp training. We had an amazing week getting ready for the arrival of the campers. Our 2015 team has come from around the world, but has meshed into an amazing supportive and talented team. Last night we had an Air Band challenge - each cabin's act was amazing. 

The winner of the Slice of Merrywood is MOOSE!

June 20, 2015

Pre-Camp training is well under way. The 2015 team is an amazing one. Lot of energy and excitement here at camp

June 17, 2015

Check out this piece on CKWS Kingston that they shot at Merrywood yesterday. Click here for the link.

Tomorrow the counsellors arrive! Can't wait for everyone to get her and begin our Pre-Camp training. 

June 16, 2015

We have been without the internet for the past 3 days.  it is back up again and working well. 

June 12, 2015

With the trippers gone is was so quiet here at camp that the deer were outside the office!  That is until Max & Donny saw them. Tonight the waterfront staff arrive and the LIT Programmers. 

June 11, 2015

All set for the big adventure to Big Gull Lake. 

June 10, 2015

The Out-Trippers arrive today!  Can't wait for them to come. 

June 9, 2015

We have been treated to some wonderful sunsets and early morning fog these past 2 days. Lots of rain. Good for the garden and for doing prep work for camp. 

June 7, 2015

Merrywood Camp now has a twitter account! @CampMerrywood. We will be posting throughout the summer. 

June 6, 2015

Yesterday Meaghan was a torch bearer for the Pan Am & Para-Pan games. What an amazing honour.

June 4, 2015

Yesterday our very own Sarah Dinsdale won the David Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. What an amazing award for a well deserving person. Congratulations Sarah from everyone at Merrywood.

June 4, 2015

A beautiful quiet morning at Merrywood before the rest of the L-Team is up.

June 3, 2015

I hope everyone got  a chance to support Tim Horton's Camp Day. Another great camping organization. 

June 2, 2015

Yesterday the L-Team arrived at Merrywood! The 2015 camping season has begun. Lots of cleaning, sorting and emptying the Question Mark room took place. We took advantage of the  new storage room that Jacques built this winter. We now have tons of room in the Question Mark room. Unfortunately Emily's desk is now covered with stuff. 

On my first night there was a beautiful rainbow over the Rideau. What a great start to the summer. 

Just a reminder - please complete the online Health & Safety Course prior to arriving at camp. Click here for the link. 


May 29, 2015

Only 3 more days until the Leadership Team arrives at Merrywood!

Tripod lost my previous postings :-(.  Uggg