General Updates

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 …

May 23, 2022

Golf Tournament raises more than $100,000 for AYF scholarships

The 20th Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament took place in St. Louis on May 9, raising $108,000 for scholarship funds to support youth attending …

April 28, 2022

AYF staff complete LEAD Camp Mental Health training

More than a dozen members of the American Youth Foundation staff recently completed Camp Mental Health Certification offered by Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do. LEAD …

March 25, 2022

AYF takes action steps toward DEI goals

The American Youth Foundation is committed to building equitable program communities and empowering youth to create equity in their own communities. Director of Community Life, …

February 21, 2022

SSW Book Club: Atlas of the Heart

Welcome to our Conversation Circle project. In this free online course, we will have the chance to form small groups to work through Brené Brown’s …

January 25, 2022

All welcome to join virtual spring programs

The American Youth Foundation experience extends long past when participants complete youth programs at Miniwanca and Merrowvista. As both sites prepare to welcome adults back …

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