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Miniwanca, Michigan, Summer Camp, Girls Camp, Boys Camp, Lake Michigan

September 25, 2017

Making the Miniwanca Magic Last All Year

Miniwanca Magic: it’s something we talk a lot about, especially as we near the end of the summer each year. Campers comment on how amazing …

August 17, 2017

August 17th – The End of a Beginning

I admit I am totally biased, but I believe AYF campers and staff are remarkable, and tonight we celebrated the remarkable group of campers who …

August 16, 2017

August 16th – One More Night

It is the last full day of camp. Our hearts are so full of joy, but they are also ready to burst with our impending …

August 16, 2017

August 15th – Four Trails Update

As we begin looking toward the end of summer, we wanted to offer a final Four Trails update before the campers return and we all …

August 15, 2017

August 15th – Nearing the End

Though time (being the illusion it is, a common conversation among campers) is crawling towards the end of the summer here in the Canaan Valley, …

August 15, 2017

August 14th – The Four Fold Tournament

Yesterday marked a very important day of Session B – the kickoff of the Four Fold Tournament!!! To give you a taste of what the …

August 13, 2017

August 12 – Return of the Three Weekers

A busy two weeks had gone by, and to see the camp this morning, you would have thought we were over for the summer! Staff …

August 12, 2017

August 12th – Four Trails Update

All of our Four Trails villages are out of camp and on their final adventures! It’s an exciting time for us as we see the …

August 11, 2017

August 11th – Empty Buildings

The first time I visited Merrowvista was during one of the cold, dark New Hampshire winters. Summer camp wasn’t in session and I was visiting …

August 11, 2017

August 10th – From the Merrowvista Garden!

Hi All! This is Veronica Light writing to you from the gardens, fields and forests here in Merrowvista. It has been my extreme pleasure to …

August 10, 2017

August 9th – Four Trails Update

With just about a week left in the session, we are getting ready to send our last trips out for the summer. Shaw village returned …

August 10, 2017

August 9th – The Small Moments

When we talk about moments of glory at camp, we tend to talk about the big, boisterous accomplishments. Even today, campers climbed to the top …

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