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July 19, 2024

Session A wraps up at Miniwanca

Assistant Camp Director Brianna Moynihan recaps the last week of interest groups during Session A. I cannot believe it’s last week of Session A for …

July 18, 2024

Merrowvista campers embrace life on trail

As we approach the end of session A, every cabin group (called Villages at camp) has taken some sort of outdoor adventure trip. Whether it …

July 18, 2024

Merrowvista bids farewell to Session A

Camp Director Katsu Okuma is back with another dispatch from Merrowvista as camp prepares to say goodbye to Session A and welcome Session B campers.

July 9, 2024

Welcoming summer at the Merrowvista waterfront

Hello everyone! My name is Audrey, and I am the waterfront coordinator this summer at Merrowvista. This past week, the waterfront has become a focal …

July 5, 2024

Dispatch from the Merrowvista Director – Day 3!

Camp Director Katsu Okuma is back with another dispatch from Merrowvista! Our first week has been filled with sunshine, new friends, community, and sunscreen. We …

July 5, 2024

Girls Camp celebrates Miniwanca Magic

Girls Camp Director Bethany Wise recaps the Fourth of July festivities this year. Camp Miniwanca 2024 is off to a flying start! We welcomed over …

July 5, 2024

Summer Camp 2024 arrives at Miniwanca

Four Trails Manager Regan Gibson Wiesler recaps the first week of summer 2024 at Miniwanca. The first week of camp has been an incredible journey …

July 2, 2024

Summer 2024 kicks off in Canaan Valley

Summer camp 2024 has officially begun at Merrowvista! Our first campers arrived on Sunday, and we’re already making new friends and building community in the …

June 28, 2024

National Leadership Conference ignites inner sparks as summer 2024 begins

Nearly 200 high schoolers descended on Miniwanca this month for the National Leadership Conference, a week of leadership development through community, discussion, and play. “I …

June 26, 2024

Merrowvista prepares for summer camp 2024

Only 4 more days until Session A Opening Day! Interim Camp Director Katsu Okuma and the season staff are hard at work preparing Merrowvista for …

May 30, 2024

United Way honors Oceana County Leadership Lab teens

Three cheers are in order for four Oceana County teens whose volunteer efforts were recently recognized by United Way of the Lakeshore in west Michigan. …

May 30, 2024

2024 Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament raises more than $100,000                

More than 100 people took to the greens of Algonquin Golf Club in St. Louis this month at the 22nd Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf …

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