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Sunset, Miniwanca, Girls Camp

July 22, 2019

Getting Set for Our Session

Hello Miniwanca family! We had an amazing day here on the dunes beside Lake Michigan. We began our morning by gathering in the Hollow where …

July 22, 2019

Creating Our New Community

“The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.” ― Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose Today began the …

July 21, 2019

Four Trails Update – New Beginnings

It’s opening day for Session B, and the final opening day for Four Trails for the summer!  Our Trailblazers, Explorers, and Adventurers for this session …

Miniwanca, Adventurer, Girls Camp, Michigan

July 21, 2019

Welcome Session B Campers

Welcome to Session B, Miniwanca family and friends! We’re so excited to have this blog space to share a little piece of our Miniwanca experience …

Miniwanca, Grand Council, Girls Camp, Session A

July 18, 2019

Grand Council

Happy days indeed, here at Miniwanca. Our campers woke this morning to gray skies and threats of rain, but the bad weather held off long …

Doc Wheels, Polar Bear, Miniwanca, Girls Camp

July 17, 2019

Doc Wheels Fun Run

Today at Camp Miniwanca we had a not so typical day. We started off with the famous Doc Wheels Fun Run, where campers get to …

July 17, 2019

Let the Four-Fold Games Begin

It is the third and final week of the session here at Merrowvista, which means that the Four Fold Tournament is in full swing. On …

July 16, 2019

Four Trails Update – Coming Home and Continuing Adventures

As we near the end of Session A, Four Trails campers are in high spirits after their many adventures. Over the next three days we’ll …

Adventurers, girls, miniwanca girls camp

July 16, 2019

A Beautiful Miniwanca Day

Today we had another typical day filled with campers’ Interest Groups. We started the day with our normal Polar Bear call and Morning Stretch. Today …

Miniwanca, safari, girls camp

July 15, 2019

Safari

What a wonderful day we’ve had at Miniwanca! After a weekend full of excitement and fun, we were all happy to get back to our …

July 14, 2019

WankaCarts

From Friday, July 12th – “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King Today’s theme …

July 14, 2019

Extreme Polar Bear and Leader Hunt

From Thursday, July 11th – Words cannot convey the beauty of this place, exemplified even more by some great weather today!  Many of our campers …

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