IMG_0172Dear Parents,

Welcome to camp!  Merri-Mac started this session with a wonderful opening day.  Ann and I especially enjoyed talking with so many of our parents as you checked your girls in.

After a year of planning we officially started first session with a swim test, followed by dinner and singing.  Sunnyside did a wonderful job leading the cabin songs, but it was clear that the real tension is building for tomorrow’s first tribal cheers.

But before that happens, we had to elect our new tribal officers:


  • Chief: Elizabeth Chandler
  • Medicine Man: Gracie Thompson
  • Braves: Ashlynn Tierney, Taylor Tamaccio


  • Chief: Kristie Garren
  • Medicine Man: Alex Vining
  • Braves: Anna Merten, Becca McCubbin


  • Chief: Amelia Gay
  • Medicine Man: Anne Sutton Wright
  • Braves: Marquesa Cope, Katie Gutshall

After dinner we went up the mountain for our first initiation of this session.

The new Merri-Mac Seminoles are:

  • Margaret Johnson

  • Caroline Leahy

  • Elizabeth Matthews
  • Kate Corr
  • Anne Marie Sheppard
  • Emerson Sheppard
  • McKenna Nilan
  • India Smith
  • Mayah Elenora Maxwell
  • Jennifer Golla


The new Merri-Mac Iroquois are:

  • Lucy Barr

  • Penelope May
  • Sahara North
  • Sophia North
  • Elizabeth Sharkey
  • Mary Russell Morrow
  • Candler Cate
  • Annie Wibbelsman
  • Sienna North
  • Taylor Crumpler

The new Merri-Mac Choctaws are:

  • Ava Lane

  • Elizabeth Watson
  • Berkeley Young
  • Catherine Moody
  • Megan Nahom
  • Sarah Weaver
  • Rebecca Moody
  • Allie Lott
  • Anna Katherine Whaley
  • Ryan Whaley
  • Isabel Kump
  • Sabra Dye
  • Lily Hulsey
  • Andie Shull
  • Joelle Sarmiento

Later several cabins were seen sneaking out with their staff for their own special cabin initiations.  Lots of girls becoming Merri-Mac insiders tonight.

I wanted to end by thanking you again for sharing your daughters with us; we have a great group of girls.  We also have some very exciting days lined up and we’ll keep you posted each day.

Great Camping!

Adam Boyd