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

Registration is closed for the 2022 summer season. Check in back this fall for information about summer 2023.

 

 

2022 Transportation
Miniwanca will offer bus transportation from St. Louis for each session. The bus will depart St. Louis at 5:30 a.m. CT on June 26 (Session A Opening Day) and July 10 (Session B Opening Day).
One way: $185
Round trip: $370

Miniwanca will also offer shuttle pickups from Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Staff will collect campers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on June 26 (Session A Opening Day) and July 10 (Session B Opening Day).
One way: $75
Round Trip: $150 

Families can sign up for bus or airport shuttle transportation online.

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



Camps & Programs

Piper climbs to top of high ropes course

Darer and Seeker Girls Girls Camp Entering grades 3-8

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 weeks or 3 weeks
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Miniwanca Boys Camp, Miniwanca Darers, Boys Camp, Michigan Summer Camp

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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NLC Group

National Leadership Conference

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 8 Days
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reflection on the beach

Summer Seminars for Women Adults

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 4 days
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trust fall, Miniwanca

Miniwanca Community & School Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Miniwanca students climbs wall

College Programs

  • Season: Year Round
  • Sessions: Short term residential
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Children reflect on Lake Michigan beach at Miniwanca

Group Retreats

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

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