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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 …

July 1, 2021

!Yad sdrawkcaB – Backwards Day

LITS rang the Turn of the Road bell as an invitation to rise and gather on the beach for Evening Reflection. Cabin groups arrived donning …

June 29, 2021

A Silver Day

We’re pleased to report that all Miniwanca campers and staff have tested negative for COVID-19. Thank you so much to all our camp families for adhering to …

June 28, 2021

How Wonderful to Wonder

Summer 2021 has officially begun at Miniwanca! The Media Specialist will share periodic dispatches from Girls Camp and Boys Camp here on the blog. Check …

June 27, 2021

Miniwanca Opening Day 2021

Summer 2021 has officially begun at Miniwanca! The Media Specialist will share periodic dispatches from Girls Camp and Boys Camp here on the blog. Check …

Molly Mulcahy, Alumni and Community Relations Director

June 24, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Molly Mulcahy

Molly Mulcahy meets a lot of fascinating people in her role as the Alumni and Community Relations Director. She spends her days connecting with and …

June 14, 2021

AYF Archives: Camp Waterfronts

The waterfronts at Merrowvista and Miniwanca have always been essential to camp life. Learn more about their natural origins and the evolution of waterfront activities …

April 21, 2021

Enkindled Spirits: Daniel Gottshall

Daniel Gottshall, 10, was disappointed when he found out the American Youth Foundation would not be able to welcome campers to Miniwanca in 2020. His …

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