Living the Mission Retreat

The Living the Mission Retreat at Merrowvista provides an opportunity for adults to connect with the American Youth Foundation’s mission, with the goal of bringing the mission to life in our year-round lives. Open to adults over 21 years of age, this weekend will be a mix of mindful program activities and small group sessions combined with reflection and conversation about how we can seek to live in balance and at our best.

Living the Mission is an AYF initiative that seeks to support, nurture and spread the AYF mission of best self, balanced living and service with adults who are alumni, participant parents, volunteers, past staff as well as adults who have never experience the mission of the AYF previously – encouraging adults at all life stages to live the mission. The retreat is open to alumni, participant parents, former staff, and volunteers, as well as those new to AYF programs. We look forward to welcoming you and engaging in a weekend of mindfully Living the Mission of AYF.

Our next Merrowvista Living the Mission weekend will be announced soon.

Frequently Asked Question

Who can come to the retreat at Merrowvista?

All adults who are 21 years of age or older are welcome! Attendees will be a mix of former campers, staff, interns, and CSP participants, as well as those new to the AYF.

Can I bring my children?

Unfortunately, no. We will focus on adults at this retreat. We will not be offering activities for children. If your children are 21 years or older they are welcome to join.

What kind of activities will be available?

The Living the Mission Retreat will include workshops looking at ways to bring Best Self and Balanced Living to all aspect of our lives. We will also offer recreational activities, climbing, hiking, campfires, and lots of good food and good fun.

Where will we be sleeping?

Accommodations will be provided in Danforth Lodge. Retreat participants may share a bedroom with one or two other participants. There is a spot in the registration form to indicate who you would be comfortable sharing with. Bathrooms are indoors and shared on each floor of the lodge with private stalls.

Can I make overnight accommodations somewhere else?

Of course! Please indicate this preference in your registration. To make arrangements please contact Merrowvista at 603-539-6607.

How will meals work during the retreat?

The retreat price includes all meals for the weekend, Friday dinner – Sunday lunch. We eat community style in the White Mountain Eating Lodge. You will see fresh ingredients, local produce, and your favorite camp meal staples. The Merrowwvista Food Program is able to accommodate a range of dietary needs—please list all dietary needs and food allergies when you register.

What paperwork do I need to complete?

Once registered you will be emailed all of the necessary paperwork!

The AYF Mission

The American Youth Foundation inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social, and spiritual living, and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.

AYF - Merrowvista
147 Canaan Road
Tuftonboro, NH 03816

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