Discover your own best self.

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.

 

Our Mission & Inclusive Community

Miniwanca

Michigan

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.

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Merrowvista

New Hampshire

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.

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National Leadership Conference

June 14-21, 2019

An 8-day conference for high school and college students, held in June at Miniwanca in Shelby, Michigan.

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Miniwanca, safari, girls camp

Safari

What a wonderful day we’ve had at Miniwanca! After a weekend full of excitement and fun, we were all happy to get back to our …

WankaCarts

From Friday, July 12th – “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King Today’s theme …

Extreme Polar Bear and Leader Hunt

From Thursday, July 11th – Words cannot convey the beauty of this place, exemplified even more by some great weather today!  Many of our campers …

Miniwanca, Girls Camp, Four Fold Tournament

Four Fold Tournament

Welcome to another Sunday at Miniwanca! As always, the schedule is a little different here on Sundays. We started our day by taking it easy …

Four Trails Update – Transitions and New Adventures

As we move into the final week of camp for Session A, it’s become a time of transition for Four Trails. Today, Explorer girls embarked …

Miniwanca, Girls Camp, Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle and Forester

Hello from the end of another amazing Miniwanca day! We have been so fortunate this session with beautiful weather so that we can have so …

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