Merrowvista

July 18, 2024

Merrowvista campers embrace life on trail

As we approach the end of session A, every cabin group (called Villages at camp) has taken some sort of outdoor adventure trip. Whether it …

July 9, 2024

Welcoming summer at the Merrowvista waterfront

Hello everyone! My name is Audrey, and I am the waterfront coordinator this summer at Merrowvista. This past week, the waterfront has become a focal …

July 2, 2024

Summer 2024 kicks off in Canaan Valley

Summer camp 2024 has officially begun at Merrowvista! Our first campers arrived on Sunday, and we’re already making new friends and building community in the …

June 26, 2024

Merrowvista prepares for summer camp 2024

Only 4 more days until Session A Opening Day! Interim Camp Director Katsu Okuma and the season staff are hard at work preparing Merrowvista for …

May 29, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Merrowvista’s Mads “Earl” Chomentowski

The Four Trails program at Miniwanca first sparked Mads Chomentowski’s love for outdoor adventure when they were a teen. Now, Mads (better known as “Earl” …

View of Merrowvista from the Ledge

April 12, 2024

AYF expands Spark Adult Retreat to Merrowvista

The American Youth Foundation is pleased to launch its Spark Adult Retreat at Merrowvista from August 23 to 25. Registration is now open. Director of …

February 20, 2024

Register now 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 26 to 28 …

February 20, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Merrowvista’s Katsu Okuma

Katsu Okuma wasn’t a “camp kid” growing up. Instead, he spent summers traveling around Ohio playing baseball. The camp bug finally got him in high …

February 14, 2024

AYF facilities teams build on legacy

Before sites are flooded with summer campers, the facilities teams at Miniwanca and Merrowvista prioritize larger structural projects that enhance the quality of life for …

January 29, 2024

The AYF welcomes President Liz Marshall

The American Youth Foundation is proud to officially welcome Liz Marshall to her new role as president and CEO of the organization. As the AYF …

January 19, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Merrowvista’s Jamie Sweetser

Seven years ago, Jamie Sweetser’s family friend Kim Novotny convinced her to try something new. She joined the seasonal kitchen team at Merrowvista and, under …

January 11, 2024

Miniwanca, Merrowvista programs are fun with intention

On a clear summer evening, a group of Four Trails campers gather around a fire. They’ve just eaten a meal they prepared after a day …

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