Miniwanca

July 5, 2024

Girls Camp celebrates Miniwanca Magic

Girls Camp Director Bethany Wise recaps the Fourth of July festivities this year. Camp Miniwanca 2024 is off to a flying start! We welcomed over …

July 5, 2024

Summer Camp 2024 arrives at Miniwanca

Four Trails Manager Regan Gibson Wiesler recaps the first week of summer 2024 at Miniwanca. The first week of camp has been an incredible journey …

May 30, 2024

United Way honors Oceana County Leadership Lab teens

Three cheers are in order for four Oceana County teens whose volunteer efforts were recently recognized by United Way of the Lakeshore in west Michigan. …

April 29, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Brianna Moynihan

Miniwanca Assistant Director of Camps Brianna Moynihan has attended summer camp for as long as she remembers: as a camper, then a counselor, and a …

Director, Tiwi, Boys Camp, Miniwanca, Stony Lake

March 28, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Tiwi Freeman

Tiwi Freeman can never stay away from the American Youth Foundation too long. He first connected with the AYF in 2010 through Merrowvista, where he …

March 1, 2024

Meet the Spark 2024 Coordinating Team

Spark, the American Youth Foundation’s retreat for adults, returns to Miniwanca for its third year from September 12 to 15. AYF Director of Adult Programs …

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 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 …

February 5, 2024

Meet the 2024 Summer Seminars for Women team

The American Youth Foundation’s Summer Seminars for Women celebrates its 36th year in 2024. Its longevity and popularity couldn’t be sustained without dedicated leadership, and …

January 30, 2024

Miniwanca will host St. Louis meet up Feb. 10 and 11

There are two upcoming opportunities to meet Miniwanca staff and learn what summer camp 2024 is all about! Bring a friend and find out what …

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 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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