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August 5, 2016

And the Winner Is…

The quest to win the Tribal Shield is a decades-old Miniwanca Tradition. When the campers arrive at camp, they are assigned to a tribal group. Each Tribe …

August 5, 2016

Merrowvista Four Trails Update August 4, 2016

We have just one Explorer village remaining in camp! The men of Madison reached new heights as a group today on their facilitated High Challenge …

August 5, 2016

Merrowvista In-Camp Update August 4, 2016

How do you do from here near Dan Hole Pond! Merrowvista continues to provide fun-filled days for campers and staff alike! Wednesday morning saw campers …

August 4, 2016

Final Day in Girls Camp

The sun was high and hot today and Lake Michigan looked like it held scattered diamonds. Gorgeous! Last days at Miniwanca are bittersweet, holding space …

Kids4Peace at Merrowvista summer camp

August 3, 2016

Words from Peacemakers

On Sunday (*July 31st, 2016*), Merrowvista welcomed Kids4Peace campers to our community. Kids4Peace brings Muslim, Jewish and Christian young people together for a week of …

Miniwanca Odyssey Ride In

August 3, 2016

Homecoming

WOW. You could FEEL the energy pulsing through the air this morning. The day started with the Doc Wheels Fun Run. Both Girls and Boys camps …

August 3, 2016

Merrowvista In-Camp update August 2, 2016

Greetings from the beautiful Canaan Valley, the last couple of days have been packed with a variety of fun filled activities and I’m excited to …

August 3, 2016

Merrowvista Four Trails update August 2, 2016

Madison village rolled into camp today, meaning all of the Explorers are back at MV! Madison had a great bike trip and we’ve heard from …

August 2, 2016

Try Everything

Near the end of breakfast each day, a song breaks through the clatter of silverware and morning chatter. After the first notes play, the girls …

August 1, 2016

Miniwanca Monday

What a beautiful, Miniwanca day! The weather here was pristine, with highs in the low 80s and cool breezes coming in off Lake Michigan. It was …

August 1, 2016

Something Sacred

We awoke to another beautiful day at Miniwanca with blue skies and white, puffy clouds. It’s hard to believe that today marks the beginning of …

August 1, 2016

Merrowvista In-Camp Update July 31, 2016

Hello again from Merrowvista! The past few days have been bustling with activity here in the Canaan Valley as skills were learned and trips were …

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