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July 27, 2018

Tribal Council Fun

The classic polar bear call woke us up from our dreams this morning. We all hopped on into Lake Michigan for a chilly wakeup call …

July 26, 2018

A Visit From Our Sister Camp

Shelby here, reporting about another day in the Canaan Valley. Wednesday the 25th was an awesome day to be at Merrowvista for kids and staff …

July 26, 2018

Michigan to New Hampshire, and Soon to be Back!!

It’s a beautiful morning at Miniwanca and at Graceland. Blue-bird skies and all the sunshine you could ever want. Stony Creek is rushing after the …

July 25, 2018

Odyssey arrives in New Hampshire!

It’s a beautiful morning at Miniwanca and at Graceland. Blue-bird skies and all the sunshine you could ever want. Stony Creek is rushing after the …

July 25, 2018

Merrowvista Chicken

Today was our first full day with a normal schedule! This meant Interest Groups galore, opportunities for campers to choose their own activities at Go …

July 24, 2018

A Typical Taco Tuesday!

This morning  we were woken up by the polar bear call as we rushed to get our bathing suits and jump in Lake Michigan. One …

July 24, 2018

The First Day – 7/23/18

The first full day of camp started out warm and misty. We gathered as a community for flag raising, a reflective and insightful morning activity …

July 23, 2018

Living The Mission Retreats 2018

Our experiences in AYF programs introduced us to living a four-fold balanced life, seeking to be our own, best self, and inspired us to live …

July 23, 2018

Boys Camp 4 Trails Update

Graceland has been quiet these past couple of days as most of our Four Trails campers are out experiencing some of the most beautiful parts …

July 23, 2018

Session B Begins!

Years ago, at summer camp, I learned a Turkish proverb: “Our skin is waterproof.” Rain is not ideal on opening day. It’s less fun to …

July 22, 2018

Rainy Goodbyes

In Girls Camp it was another gray day on Lake Michigan. This was appropriate because of the bittersweet nature of the day. We had to …

July 21, 2018

The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

This morning we were woken up by quite a beautiful sun shower. The sky opened up as the morning bell was rung, and after the …

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