Discover your own best self
The American Youth Foundation is a nonprofit youth development organization that engages thousands of youth year-round through community and school programs, summer camps, and leadership conferences at our beautiful properties, Merrowvista in New Hampshire and Miniwanca in Michigan.
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.
Advancing Toward Our Best
Save the date! Join the American Youth Foundation Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT for “Advancing Toward Our Best,” an AYF-wide townhall. We’ll share exciting updates regarding the AYF’s progress toward its goals of creating powerful, inclusive, transformational program communities.
Registration for 2022 summer programs is now open!
Summer 2022 registration has returned to a first come, first served enrollment model (pending medical review). Select a camp below for registration links, program offerings, rates and dates at each site.
The health and safety of our AYF community is our top priority. All summer 2022 staff and participants are required to be fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination before they arrive at camp. Proof of vaccination will be collected before arrival at camp.
Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca Girls Camp and Boys Camp 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
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