Miniwanca

Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth.

At Miniwanca we live life differently…

Our days are simpler. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence. We share. We have fun.

Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth. Towering sand dunes and pines line our beach and a second, inland lake provides the perfect setting for swimming, sailing, and canoeing.

Miniwanca operates year round, with Community and School Programs (CSP) serving children from neighboring districts and distant cities. The National Leadership Conference (NLC) draws high school and college age youth for the chance to develop character, leadership skills, and new strength in a dynamic setting. Miniwanca Boys Camp and Girls Camp offer elementary through high school age campers the chance to discover and develop new strengths in 1, 2, 3 and 5 week overnight camp and trip programs.

Camps & Programs

Challenger aims arrow in archery

Challenger Boys Camp Entering grades 6-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 1, 2 or 3 weeks
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Miniwanca student smiles after climbing

School & Youth Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Piper climbs to top of high ropes course

Piper Girls Camp Entering grades 3-5

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 1, 2 & 3 weeks
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Darer boys and leader sail on Stony Lake

Darer Boys Camp Entering grades 3-5

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 1, 2 or 3 weeks
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Two friends smile at horse ranch

Junior Girls Camp Entering Grades 6-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 1, 2 & 3 weeks
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Miniwanca students climbs wall

College Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Day campers and leader make funny faces

Day Camp Co-ed Entering grades 1-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 1 week
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Two children canoe on Stony Lake

Family Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Children reflect on Lake Michigan beach at Miniwanca

Group Retreats

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Miniwanca
Shelby, MI 49455
231-861-2262

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