General Updates

July 15, 2018

My Own Self, At My Very Best, All the Time – A Messy and Marvelous Opportunity.

It is hard to believe we said goodbye to our 2 week campers last night. The Grand Council ceremony was beautiful, with campers leading us …

July 11, 2018

Another Golden Day!

Hello founder friends!  This is your waterfront coordinator reporting to you from the Canaan Valley.  Today was simply one of those traditionally amazing Merrowvista days.  …

July 10, 2018

Live from the Roads, Trails and Waterways!

Hello from Canaan Valley!  After a few days of relative quietness with all Four Trails villages in the field, the hustle and bustle has picked …

July 8, 2018

Four Trails Update!

Hey there faithful readers, with villages returning from trail – it’s time for a Four Trails update! Little Haystack, finished their hiking trip in the …

July 6, 2018

The Rains Have Come!

Yesterday was another very golden day here in the Canaan Valley, but we’ve all hung in there with help of our very own hydration station …

July 4, 2018

Camp is Starting to Heat Up

Hey folks – this is Joanie, the Community Coordinator here at Merrowvista, reporting live from the Canaan Valley. We had a very beautiful, very golden …

July 3, 2018

The Beginning of an Adventure

Temperatures were high in valley today, but so were the spirits of the young people here. And that was vital, because there is much to …

July 2, 2018

Opening Day at Merrowvista!

Greetings all, from the Ossipee Mountains! We are off and underway! Today we had the privilege to welcome 238 young people and their families to …

Miniwanca, Girls Camp, Summer Camp, Costumes, preventing homesickness

May 8, 2018

7 Do’s and 1 Don’t for Preventing Homesickness

May has arrived with beautiful weather and sunshine here at Miniwanca, and with it comes the reminder that summer camp 2018 begins in less than …

April 20, 2018

Remembering Ryan Thomas

We  are saddened to share that longtime camper Ryan Thomas died unexpectedly on April 16, 2018. Ryan spent many summers growing up at Miniwanca, following …

Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Kayaking, Georgian Bay, Wilderness

April 2, 2018

Paying Attention: Four Trails, Four Folds

We don’t matter much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen . . . Give them …

February 16, 2018

My Own Self, At My Very Best, All the Time…Especially When It’s Hard

By Heather Kiley Vice President, AYF My own self, At my very best, All the time, especially when it’s hard. That’s what we practice in AYF. …