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January 18, 2023

Dare to Adventure will expand outdoor access to Detroit-area youth

The American Youth Foundation will offer a new program in August 2023 that will introduce first-time campers from the Detroit area to Miniwanca and summer …

January 18, 2023

NLC Class Challenge raises $10,000 for 2023 scholarships

National Leadership Conference classes form strong bonds during this transformative four-year program – bonds that hold tight long after their last fire circle together. In …

January 17, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Advancement’s Jessa Glick

Jessa Glick grew up wandering and wondering through the dunes and forests of Miniwanca each summer. Camp was a family affair. Her father, Jeff, was …

January 17, 2023

Park School students experience the great outdoors at Merrowvista

The American Youth Foundation shares its mission and values with hundreds of young participants each year through its Community and School Programs. One partner, Park …

January 9, 2023

Powerful Community Partners at Heart

All youth deserve to experience the power of self-discovery and personal growth American Youth Foundation outdoor education programs provide. The strong relationships formed between the …

December 14, 2022

St. Louis AYF alumni reconnect at Founder Social Hour

Founder Friends reconnected over a pint at the first Founder Social Hour in St. Louis. About 30 American Youth Foundation alumni gathered at 4 Hands …

December 13, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Bethany Wise

Miniwanca Girls Camp Director Bethany Wise is new to the American Youth Foundation, but not to the world of youth development and outdoor education. Bethany …

December 13, 2022

Meet the new Miniwanca Directors at virtual townhall

The AYF invites the Miniwanca community to meet the Directors on a Zoom townhall Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. They’ll share their ideas …

December 9, 2022

Calibrate your 2023 with YearCompass

The American Youth Foundation invites you to join us once again for a virtual experience that will bring intention to your new year, called the …

December 9, 2022

President Anna Kay Vorsteg looks back on 2022

For most of my adult life, I have kept a small paperweight on my desk that reads, “Every wall is a door.”  We all need …

October 24, 2022

Summer camp 2023 registration starts strong

Temperatures may be dropping, but the American Youth Foundation is fully focused on warm sunny days ahead as registration opened for 2023 summer camp this …

October 24, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Paul Kerchberger

Paul Kerchberger joined the American Youth Foundation in 2021, but he’s no stranger to summer camp life. He spent his youth soaring among the trees …

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