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June 29, 2016

The Return of Taco Tuesday – 6/28/16

We had a glorious Tuesday at Boys Camp! The sun was shining, and we were really able to get into a daily routine. After Flag …

June 29, 2016

A Windy Day on the Dunes

Lake Michigan welcomed back campers this morning for the summer’s first Polar Bear!! The wind was chilling but the water kept brave early-risers warm as …

June 29, 2016

And the Summer Begins!

In-Camp Update Hello Everyone! My name is Sophia, I am the Media Specialist at Merrowvista this year and will be the voice behind the blog, but …

June 28, 2016

The First Full Day of Boys Camp – 6/27/16

The First Full Day of Boys Camp is always exciting. We started our day with an inspiring flag raising led by Cabin C7, a group …

June 28, 2016

You & Me

Written by Asher Abrahms You and Me is a tribute to the American Youth Foundation and its National Leadership Conference at Camp Miniwanca. I’m grateful …

June 28, 2016

A Beautiful New Day

At the ring of the bells this morning, enthusiastic campers huddled in their tribes in the hollow to fill the morning air with tribal cheers …

June 27, 2016

Miniwanca Boys Camp Begins!

We enjoyed a wonderful opening day of Miniwanca Boys Camp! The staff awoke to thunder and rain, but held fast to the belief that our …

June 27, 2016

Let Summer Begin!

Rainy weather woke Miniwanca this morning, but the sun pushed through the clouds this afternoon to welcome our campers with rays of joy! After making …

Merrowvista New Hampshire Summer Camp Happy Cute Boys with facepaint

June 22, 2016

Preparing the Child for the Path

By Anna Kay Vorsteg As we make ready for the program season ahead, it feels important to name a societal trend that is changing the …

June 6, 2016

The Legacy of a Table

By Adam Russell As an incoming intern back in 1999, the one thing that really captured my attention at Miniwanca was its strong sense of …

May 25, 2016

How Baldy was Built

By Hannah Patterson “Oh we’ve got a camp that’s built on sand…” The sand dunes create an integral part of Miniwanca’s landscape. After all, we’re …

Boys and leader do dishes together

May 12, 2016

The Magic of Dishland

By Will Shelton Miniwanca offers a lot of unique programs and activities that set us apart from other camps. We have amazing leadership programs; the …

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