Discover your own best self.
We’re a nonprofit youth development organization that engages thousands of youth year round through community & school programs, summer camps, and leadership conferences at our beautiful properties in New Hampshire (Merrowvista) and Michigan (Miniwanca).
Since 1925, we have welcomed young people from around the world to our campuses to discover the richness of our outdoor environments, the fun of interacting with a positive community, and the challenge of self-discovery.
Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth.Learn More
Set on over 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire, Merrowvista draws you into a life that is rustic, uncomplicated, and filled with excitement.Learn More
Preparing the Child for the Path
By Anna Kay Vorsteg As we make ready for the program season ahead, it feels important to name a societal trend that is changing the …
Merrowvista Alumni Reunion: August 19-21, 2016
Come share your favorite memories as you rediscover camp, explore Dan Hole Pond, sing songs, and reconnect with the timeless message of best self and …
The Legacy of a Table
By Adam Russell As an incoming intern back in 1999, the one thing that really captured my attention at Miniwanca was its strong sense of …
How Baldy was Built
By Hannah Patterson “Oh we’ve got a camp that’s built on sand…” The sand dunes create an integral part of Miniwanca’s landscape. After all, we’re …
The Magic of Dishland
By Will Shelton Miniwanca offers a lot of unique programs and activities that set us apart from other camps. We have amazing leadership programs; the …
Volunteer Weekend 2016
1,000. That’s the number of work-hours members of the Miniwanca family donated to camp during the largest ever Volunteer Weekend. As you’re letting that settle …