Girls Camp

July 10, 2023

Miniwanca prepares for final week of Session A fun

This week, Director of Girls Camp Bethany Wise shares what our friends at West Camp have been up to! Session A of Miniwanca is already …

March 21, 2023

First-year AYF campers take brave first steps toward independence

For almost 100 years, American Youth Foundation campers have embarked on journeys measured in miles, challenges, and personal growth. Like any journey, camp begins with …

December 13, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Bethany Wise

Miniwanca Girls Camp Director Bethany Wise is new to the American Youth Foundation, but not to the world of youth development and outdoor education. Bethany …

August 24, 2022

Miniwanca welcomes SSW, Girls Camp Reunion back to camp

After two years of virtual gatherings and postponements, Miniwanca was finally able to welcome adults back to in-person programming during Summer Seminars for Women and …

August 1, 2022

A Bittersweet Ending

It was a day full of fun, laughter, and reminiscing as campers prepared to go home. There was excitement to see family members and show …

July 28, 2022

Homecoming

Tuesday was a remarkable day at Miniwanca. The morning started with the Doc Wheels Fun Run when both camps gathered together to run, slog (slow …

July 26, 2022

Putting Friendly Back Into Competition

Sunday was filled with fun and friendly competition. The morning at Miniwanca was typical, but the afternoon was the anticipated Quad Cup. Quad Cup is …

July 21, 2022

Happy Trails

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again…” Earlier this week, singing and cheers the Eating Lodge at breakfast as campers wished the Adventurers and …

July 19, 2022

Adventure is Everywhere

As the Girls Campers move into week two, everyone adjusted to the typical rhythm of Miniwanca life. Week two also means the start of new …

July 19, 2022

Camaraderie and Competition

July 14 was a beautiful day at Miniwanca without a single cloud in the sky. Girls campers took in the sunshine all day as they …

July 14, 2022

Sunshine, Smiles, and Sweets

It was certainly a day filled with sunshine and smiles as campers headed into another beautiful day at Girls Camp. Campers played and chatted together …

July 13, 2022

A Terrifically Typical Tuesday

It was a terrifically typical Tuesday at Miniwanca Girls Camp. With the sun shining in a cloudless blue sky, nothing stopped campers as today. The …

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