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 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
“Faces around us were lighting up…” A Summer at Miniwanca
Below, Ollie Williamson, a former and current Boys Camp staff member shares his experience of his first summer on staff at Miniwanca. We hope you …
Seeking Interesting, Interested Adults
“I dare you, whoever you are, to share with others the fruits of your daring. Catch a passion for helping others, and a richer life …
Get into the spirit of #GivingTuesday
As we enter the holiday season, we’re reminded of the power of our positive communities. This year, AYF is participating in the global day of …
Our Last Full Day
Happy days indeed, here at Miniwanca. Our Polar Bears went to slip in the dip one last time and enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake …
Today at Camp Miniwanca we had a not so typical day. We started off with the famous Doc Wheels Fun Run, where campers get to …
Today we had another typical day filled with campers’ Interest Groups. We started the day with our normal Polar Bear call and Morning Stretch. Today …