Merrowvista

July 7, 2018

The Post Second Interest Group Jamboree

One of my favorite times of the day at camp is called “Assembly.” We hardly ever mention it when we talk about the daily schedule; …

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 …

Juniors jump on Lake Michigan beach

April 21, 2018

PICOUP Award

We are thrilled to share with the AYF community that Anna Kay Vorsteg has been awarded the Association for Experiential Education’s 2018 PICOUP Award. Each year, …

Sun sets over Lake Michigan at Miniwanca beach

March 30, 2018

Remembering Jean Booker

Jean Booker was a committed educator and fervent advocate for youth. Over her years with the AYF, she was the driving force behind efforts to …

Merrowvista Voyageur Campers Embrace

March 23, 2018

Enkindled Spirits

In AYF programs we often speak about the power of enkindled spirits; how one enkindled spirit has the power to change the world by sharing …

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. …

Depths of Winter, Miniwanca

December 14, 2017

In the Depths of Winter…

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus Margaret “Gigs” Hoerner is long-time Miniwanca Girl. …

December 6, 2017

Remembering Steve Schrepper

Dear Friends, We write with great sadness to share that Steve Schrepper, Facilities Manager at Miniwanca, passed away on Monday morning from late stage stomach cancer. …

Basketball court through Merrowvista fall foliage

November 9, 2017

A Season of Thanks & Giving

By Scott Myers I was out for a walk with my dog and my daughter the other day when I saw a young boy, no …

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