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

Campers are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis (pending medical review), and waitlists will be created when programs fill.

Session A: June 26 to July 8
Registration closes May 30. 

Session B: July 10 to July 29
Registration closes June 13. 

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

Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of our AYF community is our top priority. All summer 2022 staff and participants are required to be fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination before they arrive at Miniwanca. Proof of vaccination will be collected before arrival at camp. Learn more here. 

 

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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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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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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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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