Miniwanca Alumni and Family Weekend

Alumni and Family Weekend returns to Miniwanca August 17 to 20, 2023.

Registration coming soon! Sign up for our email list to be notified when registration opens.

We will laugh, play and celebrate while experiencing the fun of Miniwanca with other members of the community. Program activities include interest groups, waterfront activities and beach time, touring the site, catching up with friends, Community Circle fires and celebration, the Annual Family Cup competition, nature hikes, and climbing.

Children are also encouraged to join Kids Camp. All kids age 4 and up are invited to join our staff for craft time, nature hikes, and challenge course activities. There is no additional charge for Kids Camp.

2022 Rates

All rates include meals and activities.

Dorm Lodging

Age 12 and older: $200
Age 3 to 11: $125
Age 2 and younger: Free

Families will stay in a Seay, Compton, or Four Seasons dorm.


Age 12 and older: $175
Age 3 to 11: $100
Age 2 and younger: Free

Families will stay in a rustic, screened cabin. 

We will do our best to accommodate housing requests to be near other participant families. 

Alumni and Family Campers 2018 Miniwanca -26


Registration is now open. A $25 deposit for each family member is required upon registration.

AYF COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The health and safety of our summer community is the American Youth Foundation’s top priority. In accordance with CDC and FDA recommendations, the AYF board of directors and leadership require all summer 2022 staff and participants eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated before their session starts. Proof of vaccination will be collected before arrival at camp.

Scenes from Alumni Family Weekend

8845 W. Garfield Rd.
Shelby, MI 49455