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July 12, 2017

July 11th – Building a Balanced Summer through Interest Groups

As the Activities Team Coordinator, I spend most of my time in the background working with my team to make sure campers get to try …

July 11, 2017

Four Trails Update July 10th

Chocorua biked around camp today in preparation for their bike shakedown tomorrow. They’ll head out of camp for the day, grab lunch at a nearby …

July 11, 2017

July 10th – Trips Out, Trips In, Travel the World and Outer Space!

Greetings again from the bucolic hillsides of Merrowvista. The campers have long been off to bed as I write these reflections on the past few …

Miniwanca, Girls Camp, summer camp, Lake Michigan, Michigan

July 10, 2017

Safari, Growth, and a Typical Day

It was a beautiful golden day here at Miniwanca this Monday July 10th! We started our morning with a bit of a cloudy sky and …

July 10, 2017

July 9th – Wisdom from the Health Team

Writing a blog is not something I’ve ever done before, but it’s Merrowvista and even the oldest of us get to try new things! If …

July 9, 2017

Tribal Cup and Voyageur Send Off

Happy Sunday to all! We had a great start to our morning with the traditional half hour of extra sleep and WancaBread breakfast. Sadly this …

July 9, 2017

July 8th – A Day in the Life of a Merrowvista Driver

Reporting to you from the Canaan Valley today is Elise Foerster. I have held many roles here at Merrowvista including camper, leader, coordinator, and driver. …

Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Michigan, sailing, sailboat, campers

July 8, 2017

Lip Sync Battle

Welcome to week three at Miniwanca! Even though it is still Saturday, and our third week does not start until tomorrow, today is the unofficial …

July 8, 2017

Four Trails Update July 8th

The last few days have been wonderful for Four Trails campers, as all Four Trails villages made their way out of camp into the woods, …

July 8, 2017

July 7th – New Activities and First Overnight Trips

It’s been a busy first week here at camp, but the community seems just as energetic as ever as we begin our second round of …

Miniwanca, dune, camp, summer camp, Old Baldy, Adventure Day

July 7, 2017

Adventure Day

What a day at camp it has been. We are coming to the end of our second week of the session and that means it …

July 7, 2017

July 6th – full days and full hearts

Good Evening Founder Friends! My name is Nicole Evans and I am the Out Camping Food Specialist here at Merrowvista! I create, pack, and label …

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