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.



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

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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 2017

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

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International Elf Day

Boys Camp was proud to celebrate the best of all holidays yesterday: International Elf Day! We celebrated all things elven by playing games, eating some …

Merrowvista Session B 2 & 3 week camp off and running

It has been a little over 24 hours since campers arrived at Merrowvista for the 2 and 3-week sessions, and those hours have been packed …

Four Trails Update July 25th, 2016

Flag village returned from a bike shakedown this afternoon, accompanied by Ollie, one of our bike mechanics. They feasted on a delicious lunch at Skelley’s …


Back to Full Strength

Sunday saw the Boys Camp community expand itself in many ways. The day started with our traditional Sunday breakfast of Wanca-bread, after which we headed …

Avail cabin photo

Into the Groove

Our campers started the day with the warmest Polar Bear thus far and quickly jumped straight into an action packed Miniwanca day. After dancing to Star …

opening council

Here Comes the Sun

A gentle rain began to fall as we headed to bed last night, bringing cool breezes to break the heat and humidity. After showers through the night,  a …

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