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July 7, 2019

4th of July in Boys Camp

“Celebration” was the theme for today in Boys’ Camp.  As the nation celebrated the 4th of July, we paid tribute with a special day of …

welcome, campers, camp, Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Girls Camp

July 7, 2019

Welcome, 2A Campers!

Good evening and welcome to the Miniwanca summer blog. If you are new to this page, this is where we keep all of the updates …

closing council, miniwanca, one week camp, summer camp, lake michigan, Michigan Summer camp

July 6, 2019

One Week Closing

We got an early start to our day here at Miniwanca today with a 7:30 rising bell. Why would we wake up so early on …

Low Council, Miniwanca, Girls Camp

July 6, 2019

Low Council

Gooood day Miniwanca! We were back to our typical schedule this morning as we rose bright and early to the sound of the bell. Cabin …

July 5, 2019

Four Trails Update

Happy 4th of July everyone! It’s been an incredible first week for Four Trails! It’s been a week of preparation and fun with groups participating …

Fourth of July, Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Girls Camp

July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is arguably one of the most fun days we have at Miniwanca. We started off our day jumping in the lake …

Miniwanca, Gold Rush, wild west, show down

July 3, 2019

The Great Gold Rush of Session A

Today, campers were greeted by sunny skies and Polar Bear calls to start off their mornings. The audacious few ventured down to Lake Michigan and …

July 3, 2019

Camp is officially kicked off at Merrowvista!

It’s July 3rd, and the Canaan Valley is buzzing with the ALL of the energy that the start of camp brings! In true New England …

Miniwanca Girls Camp, Bell, Typical Day

July 2, 2019

A Wonderful Typical Day

Campers awoke to a foggy silver day here at Miniwanca. They cleaned their cabins, headed up to the Upper Lodge for Morning Stretch, and reflected …

wacky, olympics, games, summer camp, Miniwanca

July 2, 2019

Off and Running

It is the very first full day of our Miniwanca summer and we are off and running! The campers awoke to the sounds of the …

Girls Camp, Miniwanca, Opening Day

June 30, 2019

Our First Opening Day

Today is the day! With blue skies and warm breezes off the lake, we welcomed 144 campers to Girls Camp for the opening of Summer …

June 20, 2019

Remembering Mary Ellen Haan

Mary Ellen Haan was a camper, staff, and Advisory Council member at Miniwanca for many decades. She shared her love for camp with generations of …

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