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July 3, 2022

A Thursday To Remember

Miniwanca was filled with laughter as the campers headed into another typical day. Campers spent their morning with friends in various interest groups, sporting newly …

June 30, 2022

Confections and Connections

The day at Girls Camp began like any other typical Miniwanca day with a morning Polar Bear dip before breakfast followed by cabin CORE (Connect, …

June 29, 2022

An Intentionally Wonderful Begining

With the first two full days of camp complete, campers are learning the routines of life at Miniwanca. The daily theme for these fun days …

June 29, 2022

Merrowvista 2022 staff training in full swing

The entire Merrowvista 2022 staff is working diligently with only three days until campers arrive for Session A. Last week, the staff spent the week …

June 29, 2022

Bright Days Ahead

Bryant Field at Boys Camp had its first action-packed morning of the summer on Monday, June 27. Campers joined together to raise flags, participate in …

June 29, 2022

Mulcahy fellows gather for first in-person retreat

Ten members of the Mulcahy Fellowship gathered on the dunes of Miniwanca for their first retreat this month. The Mulcahy Fellowship is an initiative to …

June 29, 2022

Girls Camp comes alive on Opening Day

The air was buzzing with excitement for Opening Day as staff welcomed campers back to Miniwanca. Beginning at noon and lasting just past 5 p.m., …

June 29, 2022

NLC returns to Miniwanca with powerful program

The National Leadership Conference roared back to life this summer after two years of virtual and abbreviated gatherings. NLC Co-Director Erin O’Brien said it was …

June 25, 2022

Miniwanca seasonal staff prepares for summer 2022

The sun is shining, Lake Michigan is roaring, and staff are smiling as summer 2022 staff training is almost finished. With just one day left …

June 16, 2022

Merrowvista prepares to welcome summer 2022 campers

Staff are hard at work preparing the site for campers’ arrival to Merrowvista in less than two weeks. From installing docks in Dan Hole Pond …

May 26, 2022

Advancing Toward Our Best

Thank you to all who joined us Tuesday evening at Advancing Toward Our Best! We recorded the webinar for those who weren’t able to make …

May 23, 2022

Volunteers prepare Miniwanca, Merrowvista for summer 2022

Volunteers recently gathered in the crisp spring air at Miniwanca and Merrowvista to roll up their sleeves and prepare the sites for summer 2022. At …

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