General Updates

January 23, 2023

Registration is now open for Miniwanca, Merrowvista Volunteer Weekends

The entire family is invited to lend a hand this spring at Miniwanca and Merrowvista! This year, Volunteer Weekend takes place April 28 to 30 …

January 17, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Advancement’s Jessa Glick

Jessa Glick grew up wandering and wondering through the dunes and forests of Miniwanca each summer. Camp was a family affair. Her father, Jeff, was …

December 14, 2022

St. Louis AYF alumni reconnect at Founder Social Hour

Founder Friends reconnected over a pint at the first Founder Social Hour in St. Louis. About 30 American Youth Foundation alumni gathered at 4 Hands …

December 9, 2022

Calibrate your 2023 with YearCompass

The American Youth Foundation invites you to join us once again for a virtual experience that will bring intention to your new year, called the …

December 9, 2022

President Anna Kay Vorsteg looks back on 2022

For most of my adult life, I have kept a small paperweight on my desk that reads, “Every wall is a door.”  We all need …

September 21, 2022

Inaugural Spark retreat ignites community

The American Youth Foundation launched a new adult program this month at Miniwanca. Spark, a retreat for adults, welcomed 33 attendees for four days of …

September 20, 2022

Ambrean Ford awarded national DEI honor

The American Youth Foundation congratulates and celebrates Ambrean Ford, Director of Community Life, Diversity, and Inclusion, who was recently recognized as national leader in creating …

July 28, 2022

Homecoming

Tuesday was a remarkable day at Miniwanca. The morning started with the Doc Wheels Fun Run when both camps gathered together to run, slog (slow …

July 21, 2022

Camp Risk launches at Merrowvista 2022

The Four Fold tournament is underway at Merrowvista, and the competition is intense. On Wednesday morning, the teams assembled at the Activity Center to learn …

July 20, 2022

Rain won’t stop the Four Fold Tournament

At Merrowvista, there are two kinds of weather days: beautiful golden days (sunny) and beautiful silver days (rainy). As campers entered the last week of …

June 29, 2022

Mulcahy fellows gather for first in-person retreat

Ten members of the Mulcahy Fellowship gathered on the dunes of Miniwanca for their first retreat this month. The Mulcahy Fellowship is an initiative to …

May 26, 2022

Advancing Toward Our Best

Thank you to all who joined us Tuesday evening at Advancing Toward Our Best! We recorded the webinar for those who weren’t able to make …

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