Merrowvista

August 5, 2020

Wow. Thanks. Help. An important COVID-19 update from the AYF

Dear AYF Community, Author Anne Lamott says there are essentially three prayers that get us through tough times: Help, Thanks, and Wow. This summer has …

July 21, 2020

Merrowvista, Miniwanca campers flock to Invincible Summer  

AYF campers across the country have spent the last two weeks building forts, logging miles on their virtual Four Trails treks, and teaching their families the sudsy fun of Arlos and Dishland.    Invincible Summer, the …

July 16, 2020

Zebra Crossings, AYF offer camp experiences for children with chronic health issues

For almost 100 years, the American Youth Foundation has built and relied upon a community of life-giving partners to ensure the growth and success of …

July 8, 2020

Learn to be an active anti-racist ally with Kids4Peace Boston

The American Youth Foundation’s longstanding partner, Kids4Peace Boston, is offering a free online training for preteens and teenagers who want to learn more about anti-racism work and how they can enact …

June 22, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 4

Coordinator Kal Bowers is back with another chapter of their of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, he checks in …

June 15, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 3

Coordinators Kal Bowers and Caroline Zerilli are back with another chapter of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, Kal checks …

May 20, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 2

Coordinators Kal Bowers and Caroline Zerilli are back with another chapter of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, Kal visits …

May 19, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 1

2019 Merrowvista coordinators Kal Bowers and Caroline Zerilli have written an original story about campers who embrace the spirit of the valley at home even …

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March 20, 2020

Playing the Hand We’ve Been Dealt

By Gretchen Clayton   It is an understatement to say that this whole coronavirus situation is difficult – for kids, adults, businesses – everyone is …

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December 17, 2019

Seeking Interesting, Interested Adults

“I dare you, whoever you are, to share with others the fruits of your daring. Catch a passion for helping others, and a richer life …

December 2, 2019

Get into the spirit of #GivingTuesday

As we enter the holiday season, we’re reminded of the power of our positive communities. This year, AYF is participating in the global day of …

August 4, 2019

And that’s a wrap…Day Camp 2019

The energy here in Canaan Valley was nothing short of contagious as we welcomed twenty campers ranging from five to eight for our Day Camp …

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