General Updates

Lisa Boucher

March 23, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Boucher

If you’re a Merrowvista camper parent, you’ve probably had a conversation or two with Lisa Boucher. Boucher started at Merrowvista in 1996 as a receptionist, …

Cover image Conversation Circles

February 25, 2021

Conversation Circles Invite Challenge and Growth

Five Saturdays beginning March 13, 2021 Beginning this spring, AYF’s Summer Seminars for Women will offer a series of small group conversation circles. Using The …

Explore Your Year Compass

January 20, 2021

Navigate your 2021 with YearCompass

We invite you to join us for a virtual experience that will bring intention to your new year, called the YearCompass. Originating over a decade ago …

view of Miniwanca cabins

December 15, 2020

2020 is a year of renovation at Miniwanca, Merrowvista

Though the AYF wasn’t able to welcome campers this summer, Miniwanca and Merrowvista were still abuzz this year with the whirring of power tools and …

December 14, 2020

Important update about NLC 2021

Dear NLC staff, participants, and families, I hope this finds you well despite the very real challenges posed by the pandemic. If only COVID-19 were …

miniwanca, girls camp, dreams come true, special day

December 14, 2020

Learn more about summer 2021 at Miniwanca and Merrowvista

After careful assessment, the American Youth Foundation Board and staff feel we can offer safe, mission-supporting programs at Miniwanca and Merrowvista in summer 2021. It …

screenshot of facebook fundraiser

November 23, 2020

How to support the AYF with a Facebook fundraiser

Creating a fundraiser on Facebook is an easy way to support the AYF on GivingTuesday, and any goal amount is greatly appreciated. Here’s how to …

Astrid Wielens

November 19, 2020

Astrid Wielens joins AYF as Senior Health and Safety Director

2020 has been a challenging year for all nonprofit organizations as reduced revenues put a strain on human resources. This month, Zebra Crossings and the …

kids running with a giving tuesday logo

November 18, 2020

Join us Dec. 1 for GivingTuesday 2020

Wow, Founder Friends! Thank you for making yesterday our most successful #GivingTuesday ever! Your contributions raised more than $20,000 in scholarship support for participants at …

Fall Aerial Lake View

October 29, 2020

Experience Fall at Merrowvista

Fall at Merrowvista is a magical time not many get to experience. Enjoy these beautiful snapshots of camp in all its autumnal glory, and share …

October 29, 2020

Be the Spark! unites AYF community

More than 50 enkindled spirits gathered for an evening of celebration and connection during Be the Spark!, the American Youth Foundation’s first virtual fundraiser on …

Miniwanca Council Circle

September 30, 2020

An Update About Registration

These last six months, our AYF family has gone through many adjustments as the world and our programs changed course. We all continue to live …

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