Boys Camp & Girls Camp

Adventurers expand their knowledge of the outdoors in the best of scenic coastal Michigan.

Miniwanca’s Adventurer campers continue their Four Trails program and will embark on at least one outcamping experience. They will learn the joys of living simply, camping out each night, and pushing themselves into their growth zones as they discover their personal best.

The Adventurer trip allows campers to challenge themselves with feats of endurance while building a positive community with the support of their group.

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.

Summer 2022 registration will return to a first come, first served enrollment model (pending medical review). Registration for Miniwanca will take place in two parts:

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.

2022 Dates and Rates


Session B (Three Weeks)
Dates: July 10 to July 29
Rate: $5,000


The AYF is committed to making summer camp accessible to all youth. As a nonprofit foundation fueled by generous donations from our alumni and families, the AYF offsets the price of every program for every participant. AYF also offers generous full scholarships and need-based financial aid.

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“Our daughter comes home full of confidence and inner peace, ready for the next school year! Her heart is full of wonderful memories and time spent with good, good friends. So many great stories to share with her family. Thank you for the positive, values-laden influence you and others like you have on her during her stay at camp and on trail.”

– Miniwanca Camper Parent