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November 2, 2018

Apply to Work Summer 2019

With the Miniwanca Staff Application officially open for Summer 2019 (#JoinTheTeam2019), we’re looking forward to connecting with new and returning staff members from all around …

October 20, 2018

Remembering Marie Prange Oetting

Marie Prange Oetting had a life-long involvement with the American Youth Foundation and embraced the timeless mission of balanced living and best self as an …

October 15, 2018

Adventuring the Connecticut River

“Draw right! Forward! Left! Nice, we made it!” These calls emanated from our canoe as we navigated our way down one of a number of …

Voyageur, Georgian Bay, Canada, Lake Huron, kayaking, remote, wilderness

August 22, 2018

A Four Trails Summer In Review

As all of the campers, parents, and leaders begin to settle back into their homes and things quiet down from the summer, I’m left reflecting on …

August 16, 2018

Songs of the Summer

Perhaps when you think of the song of the summer, you think of The Beatles (“Get Back,” 1969), Whitney Houston (“I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” …

August 15, 2018

MV Production

Tonight’s Nights Doings was MV Production! MV Production is the Merrowvista play that happens every session. This year, the play was written and co-directed by …

August 13, 2018

Let the Games Begin

We’re coming to the final stretch! All of our in-camp programs have returned from their adventures outside of the Canaan Valley and are here to …

August 10, 2018

News from the Trail!

Katahdin returned on August 8th from a paddle in northern Maine.   After a couple long days to start along Aziscohoos Lake and the Magalloway River, …

August 9, 2018

10 Strategies to Be Your Best Self

Here at Merrowvista, it’s no secret that we strive to be our best selves! Campers go through their daily routines and activities while being guided …

August 8, 2018

The Fantastic Four (Folds)

While the 2wk Pioneers were heading back from their overnight trips and the 4wk Trailblazers prepared to set out for a day of hiking or …

August 5, 2018

Trip Report!

Oh how the voyageurs have rode! Along the way, Voyageur A has found time to try on a few wedding dresses, Voyageur B has enjoyed …

August 3, 2018

Mail Time!

Okay, we’re about halfway through Session B. It’s time to write your camper a letter. We’re talking about a paper and pen, stamped and addressed …

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