Boys Camp & Girls Camp

Campers entering grade 8

In the Trailblazer program, campers entering grade 8 take their first steps in our Four Trails program. These self-supported adventures offer the additional challenges of carrying all the food and supplies campers will need for the duration of their trip and continuing to reflect on how they can best support each other as they encounter new opportunities for growth.

In 2023, Trailblazers will experience their first taste of trail life during a multiday trip canoeing on the Manistee River and backpacking along the Manistee River Trail.

While not on trail, Trailblazers will choose from a variety of in-camp activities including arts and crafts, sports, performing arts, rock climbing, sailing, and more. They will discover new skills, experience friendly competition, and reflect on becoming their best selves in a supportive atmosphere.

All campers leave Miniwanca with lasting memories, new skills, friends, and newly gained confidence in themselves and their ability to make a positive difference in the world.

Summer 2023 Dates and Registration

Summer 2023 registration is a first-come, first-served model, and waitlists will be created when programs fill. Explore all Trailblazer program offerings below and sign up for our email newsletter to receive summer 2023 updates!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

2023 Dates and Rates

Trailblazers entering grade 8

Session A
Three weeks: June 25 to July 14
Rate: $4,900

Session B
Three weeks: July 16 to Aug. 4
Rate: $4,900


Scholarship and Financial Aid

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 need-based financial aid and sibling discounts.

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