Campers smiling for group photo.

Is Merri-Mac Right For Everyone?

Loud and quiet, athletic and artsy, old and new, we see very different campers becoming best friends every summer. We also know that there are some girls who may do better in other settings.

So who should not come to Merri-Mac?

  • Girls who are hard on other girls. It’s easy to make great friends at camp. The exception is girls who are unkind to others.
  • Girls who struggle in loud social settings. We have a lot of girls making a lot of friends, and that usually goes with a lot of noise. Girls who struggle in boistress, busy settings might sometimes feel overwhelmed at camp.
  • Girls who isolate themselves from others. Camp is an all-in world. Of course we all need a little time away, and introverts do great, but happy campers always come back and reconnect with their cabins.
  • Girls who get in trouble at school. If you have had a hard conversation with your daughter’s teacher about respect, obeying or being kind then that should give you pause.

A special word on gender.

We know that camp age girls have a lot of questions around dating, boys, gender, and related topics. We do not believe that other campers, or even counselors, are equipped to address these sorts of sensitive and deeply personal issues. Instead, they are best discussed at home with parents and family. As a result we ask that campers table these conversations until they are at home. We also use female pronouns while at camp. Finally, as a girls camp, Merri-Mac is for children who are biologically female.