Miniwanca

December 3, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Regan Gibson Wiesler

Regan Gibson Wiesler first encountered the American Youth Foundation when she attended National Leadership Conference in 2012, an experience that created lasting bonds with her …

October 26, 2021

Science explains the magic of Polar Bear at Miniwanca

“Polar Bear, Polar Bear – rah, rah, rah! Polar Bear, Polar Bear – ha! ha! ha!” So chant the voices of campers on the shores …

September 27, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Sebolt

Office Coordinator Jennifer Sebolt is the first smiling face you see when you enter the Mills Center at Miniwanca. She’s adept at juggling multiple tasks, …

Campers in a circle

July 17, 2021

Effervescent Sparks

Three weeks ago, Camp Miniwanca sprang to life after 18 months of cocooning and the first missed summer in almost 100 years. The sacred spaces …

July 13, 2021

Spreading Gratitude

The chorus of bird song seemed to pause momentarily as the Turn of the Road bell rang out over the Draws, Dunes, Ridges, and Trails …

July 13, 2021

To Aspire Nobly

As our three-week voyage of discovery heads into its final few days, the community has become deeply intertwined, cabins feel like home, and everyone has …

July 9, 2021

Dreams Come True, Adventure Day!

At Miniwanca, Quads support each other and people flourish as they dare to dream. The golden sun shined brightly above downtown Miniwanca to kick off …

July 8, 2021

To Serve Humbly

“Polar Bears! Polar Bears! Come on, all you Polar Bears!” traveled through the cabin bays as the lifeguards made their way down to Lake Michigan …

July 6, 2021

A Golden Day

After the Polar Bears went for a dip, a golden Miniwanca day began with a morning stretch that included learning the dance moves to the …

July 4, 2021

Celebrating Community

The Founder Family is a deeply connected community that spans far beyond the 360 acres of Miniwanca’s beachfront sand dunes, forested trails, sun-drenched ridges and …

July 3, 2021

Exploring Ethics and the Four Folds

As the morning sun peeked through the shelter of the trees, the Darers woke up in the Hollow. On the Green Acre, the Seeker age …

July 2, 2021

To Adventure Daringly

Almost one week into this three-week journey, the Camp Miniwanca community is settling into a balanced rhythm. Under the umbrella of Miniwanca magic, campers are …

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