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July 18, 2022

Making the Most of a Rainy Day

At Miniwanca, campers are encouraged to be their own self, at their very best, all the time, and this process begins with building community. Creating …

July 16, 2022

Getting into a Groove

Miniwanca Boys Camp is starting to find its groove for the session as each camper gets comfortable within their individual program. This morning, the Avail …

July 14, 2022

Sunshine, Smiles, and Sweets

It was certainly a day filled with sunshine and smiles as campers headed into another beautiful day at Girls Camp. Campers played and chatted together …

July 14, 2022

Let the Games Begin

After spending the first two days at camp learning how to have a fun, safe summer, it was time for the first typical day at …

July 14, 2022

Woody the hedgehog is on the loose…

A camp-wide hunt for a missing wooden hedgehog is underway at Merrowvista. Facilities Infrastructure Manager made Woody the hedgehog in the woodshop, and each morning, …

July 13, 2022

A Terrifically Typical Tuesday

It was a terrifically typical Tuesday at Miniwanca Girls Camp. With the sun shining in a cloudless blue sky, nothing stopped campers as today. The …

July 12, 2022

Creatures are on the move at Merrowvista

Merrowvista has many unique evening traditions like Fire Circles, Evening Reflections, and Candlelight Sing. On nights without a special tradition, the community gathers for Night’s …

July 12, 2022

The Start of Something New

Sunday was a beautiful day as the sun shone, birds chirped, and camp buzzed. Excitement and anticipation was in the air for the start of …

July 12, 2022

Building the Foundation for a Fun, Safe Summer

The second session of camp is officially underway, and campers have been busy building the foundation for another fun, safe summer at Miniwanca. Staff were …

July 10, 2022

Forever Founder Friends

It was a beautiful day for the last breakfast at Miniwanca. Campers spent the morning finishing their last-minute packing while cleaning their cabins for a …

July 10, 2022

The Hunt for New Adventures

It was a misty morning in more ways than one. The dewy silveriness of the fog surrounded everyone during morning stretch as campers sang “Happy …

July 10, 2022

Star-Spangled Smiles

“Polar Bear, Polar Bear… Come on out, you Polar Bears!” On July 4, the well-loved Polar Bear call rang out across Girls Camp to tell …

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