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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 …

volunteer weekend, miniwanca, summer camp, csp

February 4, 2019

Winter Wonders and Volunteer Weekend

Even in the midst of this season of epic winter cold, it’s a busy time at Miniwanca. Since the beginning of 2019, Miniwanca has already …

November 2, 2018

Apply to Work Summer 2019

With the Miniwanca Staff Application officially open for Summer 2019 (#JoinTheTeam2019), we’re looking forward to connecting with new and returning staff members from all around …

October 20, 2018

Remembering Marie Prange Oetting

Marie Prange Oetting had a life-long involvement with the American Youth Foundation and embraced the timeless mission of balanced living and best self as an …

October 15, 2018

Adventuring the Connecticut River

“Draw right! Forward! Left! Nice, we made it!” These calls emanated from our canoe as we navigated our way down one of a number of …

Voyageur, Georgian Bay, Canada, Lake Huron, kayaking, remote, wilderness

August 22, 2018

A Four Trails Summer In Review

As all of the campers, parents, and leaders begin to settle back into their homes and things quiet down from the summer, I’m left reflecting on …

August 16, 2018

Songs of the Summer

Perhaps when you think of the song of the summer, you think of The Beatles (“Get Back,” 1969), Whitney Houston (“I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” …

August 15, 2018

MV Production

Tonight’s Nights Doings was MV Production! MV Production is the Merrowvista play that happens every session. This year, the play was written and co-directed by …

August 13, 2018

Let the Games Begin

We’re coming to the final stretch! All of our in-camp programs have returned from their adventures outside of the Canaan Valley and are here to …

August 10, 2018

News from the Trail!

Katahdin returned on August 8th from a paddle in northern Maine.   After a couple long days to start along Aziscohoos Lake and the Magalloway River, …

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