MCC has continued with year-to-year upgrades and necessary renovations on our pool, which was built back in the 1960s. However, it has gotten to the point of needing a major overhaul.  We have contracted with a company to do the project this winter/spring. The project includes resurfacing the entire pool, replacing all return heads on the bottoms and sides for supply lines, replacing skimmers, and new tile work. (The pump house will also need to be replaced in a second phase.)  This project costs about $200,000.  Through funds already donated from our Annual Golf Fund Raising Event and other specific donations, we have about $140K earmarked for this project. As of March 2023, we still need about $60K more.

Click here to see brief video showing the progress of this POOL RENOVATION PROJECT.

Help Merriwood pay in full for this project so our 1,472 campers can swim this summer, starting early June 2023!

If you’re interested in helping with this important project, donations can be made here or mailed to Merriwood Christian Camp, Business Manager, 9640 Center Grove Church Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012.


Merriwood is in the process of updating site plans and looking at a long-term plan for the future.  Some of the needs we have in the future are new cabin buildings. The existing structures are over 50 years old and showing their age.  With the additional acreage MCC acquired in 2014, we have some more room to work with now for new building locations.  We plan to eventually have a capital campaign to help raise funds for this project.  We have already begun a line-item where funds can be donated to future cabin buildings.  A donation link is above if you are interested in this option.


Our lakefront is more heavily used than every before.  MCC offers canoes, paddle boats, a blob, water Splash Track, and fishing.  The edges of the lake were eroding due to weather, use, and general time lapsed. We added bulkhead to the most heavily used side of the lake as well as built a fishing pier toward near the island, and that is now used as a fishing dock for our summer campers. These projects was completed by Spring 2016.  In the future, we hope to add a slide or zip line of sorts to the lake-front activities.  If you are interested in giving toward this the slide or zip line, please click the link above.


MCC always has areas that need pressure washing. Our playground is one such area, as well as the outside of our motels. If you have abilities in this area, particularly in spring, before summer season begins, please contact MCC!


MCC would love to upgrade the entryway by removing the old “drive under” sign, building a new stone or brick encased sign, and redoing the landscaping. If you or a company you know may have abilities you could donate in this area or potential to donate goods for this project, we’d love to hear from you!


There is always a project going on at MCC that volunteers could help with. If you or your group have abilities in raking, painting, splitting and stacking wood, picking up sticks, etc, we’d love for you to join us and come be involved!

OTHER NEEDS (as of March 2023):

  • New cornhole boards and bean bags
  • New entry-way sign and landscaping on ground
  • New overhead entry-way sign
  • Golf cart (and/or Gator)
  • Camp pickup truck (for grounds use)
  • More gravel for our long driveway
  • Pea gravel for the amphitheater seating area
  • More sand for our volleyball court
  • More Eagle Scout Projects (or like projects)

Merriwood Christian Camp has been the highlight of my son’s summers for the last 12 years.

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Fabulous camp.  Strong, Christian atmosphere and leading.

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Counselors give their all to make sure the kids are safe, growing in their faith, and having fun along the way.

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