Meet Miniwanca’s new Boys Camp Director and Assistant Director of Camps

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Miniwanca is thrilled to welcome two new members to its full-time team, including one familiar face. We can’t wait for you to meet them during Summer Camp 2024!

Tiwi Freeman returns to Miniwanca and his role as Boys Camp Director! Tiwi  first connected with the AYF in 2010 through Merrowvista in New Hampshire, where he worked in a variety of seasonal staff roles.

He holds a  technology degree from the University of Southern Maine and combined  that skill with his passion for youth development at an  after-school enrichment company that created  STEM-based curriculum.

In spring 2018, Tiwi returned to the AYF as a Community and School Programs Facilitator, then joined the full time team as Boys Camp Program Coordinator in summer 2018 and then Boys Camp Director in 2019. He lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife, Sydney.

“I’m thrilled to return to the role of Boys Camp Director,” he said.  “I’m excited to encourage campers to step out of their comfort zone and try new things.”

Brianna Moynihan is the new Assistant Director of Camps! Brianna has attended summer camp for as long as she remembers – as a camper, then a counselor, and a director. Brianna is passionate about connecting youth with nature and developing those who work with youth.

Brianna is from Grand Haven, Michigan and has spent most of her life in west Michigan. She has a degree from Michigan State University in child development and organizational leadership. She has spent her career facilitating spaces where everyone belongs, taking risks is encouraged, and differences are celebrated.

“I’m counting down the days until summer and is ecstatic to be spending them at Miniwanca,” she said. “I’m most looking forward to unplugged time in nature, waterfront and adventure activities, and participating in all the Miniwanca traditions.”