Miniwanca

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

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 30

Registration for the 2022 season will take place in late 2021. A five-week session will be available for some programs.

In the coming weeks, the AYF will share more information regarding rates and specific 2022 program offerings. We encourage you to sign up for our email list to receive updates as soon as they become available.

As we continue to navigate evolving pandemic conditions, we will share testing, masking, and vaccination protocols for staff, campers, and participants as they develop. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to prioritize the health of our camp communities next year.

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



At Miniwanca we live life differently…

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.

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.

Miniwanca operates year round, with Community and School Programs (CSP) serving children from neighboring districts and distant cities. The National Leadership Conference (NLC) draws high school and college age youth for the chance to develop character, leadership skills, and new strength in a dynamic setting. Miniwanca Boys Camp and Girls Camp offer elementary through high school age campers the chance to discover and develop new strengths in 1, 2, 3 and 5 week overnight camp and trip programs.

Camps & Programs

Girls Camp Entering grades 5-12

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 Week, 3 Week
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Boys Camp Entering grades 5-12

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 2 Week, 3 Week
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NLC Group

National Leadership Conference

  • Season: Summer
  • Sessions: 8 Days
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trust fall, Miniwanca

School & Youth 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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