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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 …

Volunteer Weekend Council

May 5, 2016

Volunteer Weekend 2016

1,000. That’s the number of work-hours members of the Miniwanca family donated to camp during the largest ever Volunteer Weekend. As you’re letting that settle …

Camp Miniwanca Darer boy runs under tunnel of friends

May 3, 2016

Developing a Positive Culture

Curated by Hannah Patterson On my way to work this morning, I was perusing Facebook when an article posted in the Summer Camp Professionals group …

Camp Miniwanca Trailblazers in canoe wave paddles in celebration

May 3, 2016

Trailblazers Leading the Way

Hey everyone, its Chris Farrar here with a special guest posting! I work at Miniwanca as the Four Trails Program Coordinator. It’s so much fun …

May 3, 2016

Boys Camp’s Biggest Fan

by Hannah Patterson Today I sat down with Will Shelton, Boys Camp Coordinator. Or more accurately, I looked to the right of my desk where …

Camp Miniwanca Junior smiles next to her horse-crop

May 3, 2016

How Long is Long Enough? The Parent’s Dilemma

Curated by Hannah Patterson Through the years I worked at both Miniwanca and Merrowvista, our sister camp in New Hampshire, one of the most helpful …

Darer boys fishing on Stony Lake

May 3, 2016

Proving the Benefits of Camp

Curated by Hannah Patterson Summer camp culture in the United States has long operated on the premise that campers take something important away from their …

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