Alumni and Family Weekend

August 20-23, 2021

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we want to offer families the chance to visit Miniwanca and reconnect with the magic of the dunes. Our 2021 Alumni and Family Weekend encourages families to take a break and get away at camp. Enjoy all that Miniwanca has to offer, like campfires on the beach, s’mores, dips in Lake Michigan, tubing Stony Creek, our amazing craft house and more. It will be a wonderful weekend to plan your own adventure. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer “Kids Camp” this year or any childcare during the weekend.

Alumni and Family Camp is tentatively scheduled based on interest and registration numbers.

This year, we will run an open-house format where you and your family are invited to explore the property and organize games together. There will not be many facilitated formal activities. If your family would like to complete a service project, supplies will be readily available. Each family will have designated times to use each of our facilities with appropriate distancing from other families and staff.

Each family will have a private, rustic screened cabin and a shared bathroom facility.

Miniwanca will provide delicious meals to families outside (weather permitting). Each family will have their own designated picnic table/eating area, and our kitchen will provide one tray or “family box” per family at each meal. Fruit and other healthy snacks will be available in the eating lodge throughout the weekend.

We will do our absolute best to honor dietary restrictions and allergies shared when you fill out your forms.

We will not be offering buffets or communal meals in our dining hall for safety reasons.

Getting to Camp
We are unable to provide any airport pickup or departure shuttles. We are also unable to provide any golf cart service on camp property during the weekend.

Miniwanca Staff
As always, you can expect high-quality, loving, and wonderful staff at Miniwanca. When staff members monitor activities like arts and crafts, they will be masked as an extra precaution, and we will ask families to wear masks as well.

Safety remains our number one priority which, is why we have made all of the above modifications to our traditional alumni/family camp program.

COVID Testing
It is likely that Miniwanca will require testing before attending our program. We will make a final determination over the summer and registered families will receive updated information in the months

Costs and Registration
Registration will open May 18, 2021 and has been extended through June 22, 2021. The cost includes the entire weekend and is $175 per adult and $100 per child (ages 2-13) for the weekend.  Children younger than 2 are free. Modifications in arrival or departure time will not change the cost.


Cost and Details

Housing: Open Air Cabin

Campers ages 14 and up: $175

Campers ages 2-13: $100

Campers ages 2 and under: Free

Scenes from Alumni Family Weekend

8845 W. Garfield Rd.
Shelby, MI 49455