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July 6, 2017

July 5th – Getting into the swing of things

Today has been quite a golden day in the Canaan Valley! The sun is out, children are smiling, and camp is really starting to feel …

Explorer Campers, Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Michigan, adventure trips

July 5, 2017

Four Trails Trips and a Typical Day at Miniwanca

After all the fun and energy of yesterday’s Fourth of July celebrations, it was nice to slip back into the schedule of a quiet typical …

July 5, 2017

July 4th – Community Of the Campers, By the Campers, For the Campers

Every day is a celebration at Merrowvista, and the Fourth of July is no exception. The Canaan Valley is quietly dozing off to sleep as …

Miniwanca, campers, summer camp, fourth of July

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July, friends! The Fourth is one of the most special days we have at Miniwanca all year long, and it was such …

July 3, 2017

Soldiers and Spies!

What a beautiful day it has been at Miniwanca! Our campers started off this golden day with some Waterfront Fun (with a light swim assessment) …

July 3, 2017

Merrowvista Opening Day 2017 – Session A is here to stay!

After weeks of training, planning, and anticipation, Opening Day has finally arrived. Over camp hill came 232 campers from as close as down the road …

July 2, 2017

Something Sacred and 2A Opening Day

This Sunday morning Girls Camp gathered together for one of our more special traditions: Something Sacred. Something Sacred is a way in which Miniwanca experiences …

July 2, 2017

Stony Lake Fun Day

Yesterday ended our first week of camp, and it was both a sad and very happy day. The morning brought sadness as we said goodbye …

cycling, Miniwanca, campers, summer camp, biking, adventure trips

June 30, 2017

Tribal Council and Four Trails Updates

Friday June 30th It’s amazing to realize that we are coming to the end of our first week of camp already! The time has surely …

smiling girls with spa products

June 29, 2017

Welcome to the Wild West

After a rainy night, we awoke to clearing skies and warmer air. We did a quick Polar Bear dip and then gathered for Morning Stretch …

June 28, 2017

A Beautiful Silver Day

Today’s theme of the day has been Best Self, and through this beautiful silver day our campers have shown how they can be their best …

Miniwanca Trails Campers

June 27, 2017

Imagination

The morning dawned crisp and clear today as the sun rose over Stony Lake. Our early morning Polar Bears headed down to Lake Michigan to …

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