Miniwanca

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

Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth. Towering sand dunes and pines line our beach and a second, inland lake provides the perfect setting for swimming, sailing, and canoeing.

Our days are simpler. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence. We share. We have fun.

As we build back from the pandemic, the AYF looks forward to serving more youth in 2022 than in 2021. Miniwanca will add an additional session, offering more opportunities to experience the mission of best self and balanced living.

Session A: June 26 to July 8

Session B: July 10 to July 29

Registration
Summer 2022 registration will return to a first come, first served enrollment model (pending medical review), and waitlists will be created when programs fill. Registration will take place in two stages:

Sunday, Nov. 7: Priority registration for existing camp families will open at 6 p.m. ET.

Monday, Nov. 15: Registration for new camp families will open at 8 a.m. ET.

A $300 fee is due upon registration. The AYF is committed to making summer camp accessible to all youth through financial aid and scholarship.

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Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of our AYF community is our top priority. All summer 2022 staff and participants eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are required to be fully vaccinated before their session starts. Proof of vaccination will be collected before arrival at camp.

2022 Program Offerings and Rates
2022 campers can experience a variety of program options this summer, both in camp and on the trail. Click each program name below for more details.

2022 Four Trails Details
The AYF is committed to offering challenging adventure-based programs that enable experiential learning. During the ongoing pandemic, our traditional Four Trails experience will be affected by supply chain limitations, transportation and travel restrictions, and the continued care of our campers’ health and safety. This season’s adventure trips  will involve hiking, canoeing, or kayaking, as well as service learning. As we continue to evaluate the global landscape, we will finalize specific destinations and itineraries and share this information in early 2022.

Refund Policy
If you decide the 2022 programs will not fit your camper’s needs after registration, the AYF will fully refund your registration fee and any additional payments (minus a $35 processing fee) if you cancel on or before Feb. 11, 2022.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email miniwancacamps@ayf.com. Thank you for your continued support!



Camps & Programs

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Darer and Seeker Girls Girls Camp Entering grades 3-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 weeks or 3 weeks
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Darer and Seeker Boys Boys Camp Entering grades 3-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 weeks or 3 weeks
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Avail Boys Camp & Girls Camp Entering grades 9-12

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 weeks and 3 weeks
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National Leadership Conference

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 8 Days
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Summer Seminars for Women Adults

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 4 days
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School & Youth Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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College Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Group Retreats

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Miniwanca
Shelby, MI 49455
231-861-2262

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