Introducing A Victorian MerryMaid Recreational Pursuit (Mermaid & Merrymaid Camp)

Saturday, May 21, 2022


The Carter Settlement presents:
The Academy of Swimming for Women and Children
The sentimental potpourri of fresh linen air, where the days are feverishly hot, roses are bursting into bloom, dewdrop fragrance of confederate jasmine and sugar moon scents cascade through the atmosphere, seaside excursions and salty mist of caramelised waves swish—hints the coming of age for children's summer season commences. School is over, and we begin polishing our high bottom boots and pack our picnic pails for feasting on strawberries and cream, lemonade and iced cones.
Introducing A Victorian MerryMaid Recreational Pursuit
A 5 day (Monday-Friday) camp for children at $250 per youngster, ages 7~14
(2 remaining spots available

If your child has ever dreamt of becoming a mermaid, they will love this exciting Merrymaid 5 day camp! At The Carter Settlement, we will educate your child on being a Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid performer.
The watchful instructors are retired Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids who carry CPR, First Aid and Life Guard certifications.
June 27th—July 1st 2022, Monday- Friday
Times: 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

The celebration of a victorian merrymaid camp will joyfully mark an annual rite of passage by The Carter Settlement.
There will be many sensational experiences for your children, such as synchronisation swimming lessons, merrymaid transformation, portraits in hand-sewn tails, domestic, developmental and artful skills, heirloom sewing, merrymaid meditation accompanied with merrymaid apnea training, breathing instruction, underwater method training, logbook diary, individual and collective photo session in tail, various historical knowledge of Weeki Wachee Springs and numerous swimming rounds led by the World Famous Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Raquel.

Drop off and collect your youngster at The Carter Settlement mermaid circle fountain

Please email to be sent the essential papers to complete and return as soon as possible for enrollment.

On the first morning of MerryMaid Camp, MerryMaids will collect their belongings provided by The Carter Settlement for enrollment.
The Carter Settlement will provide lunch, snacks, provisions, swimsuit attire, prairie frock, apron, bonnet, footwear, towels, pamphlet logbooks, diary, and rations.
On Friday, the Merrymaids will have photographs in their hand-sewn tails at the close of camp. Then, in celebration of their accomplishments and to document the momentous occasion, the girls will perform a short rendition for friends and family.
We at The Carter Settlement are quite pleased to have your child as a part of MerryMaid Camp and are tickled conch shell pink to share in this brilliant event.
Most affably yours til our next swim,
World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaid Mrs Carter and Crew

If you are interested in tax benefit endowment/ gift in kind/nonprofit donations, please email for detailed information.

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[I will not be dismantled for this post. Neither will It be a new sensation for me to ruffle feathers. I shall talk to the four walls if needs be until we as women demonstrate a lovely exchange of how we will newly see one another in this beautiful blue marble. I have changed, so perhaps I am surmising, and it is well I am not a creature of fragile nerve.]