Merrowvista

view of Miniwanca cabins

December 15, 2020

2020 is a year of renovation at Miniwanca, Merrowvista

Though the AYF wasn’t able to welcome campers this summer, Miniwanca and Merrowvista were still abuzz this year with the whirring of power tools and …

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December 14, 2020

Learn more about summer 2021 at Miniwanca and Merrowvista

After careful assessment, the American Youth Foundation Board and staff feel we can offer safe, mission-supporting programs at Miniwanca and Merrowvista in summer 2021. It …

Astrid Wielens

November 19, 2020

Astrid Wielens joins AYF as Senior Health and Safety Director

2020 has been a challenging year for all nonprofit organizations as reduced revenues put a strain on human resources. This month, Zebra Crossings and the …

Anna Kay Vorsteg - President

November 18, 2020

Embark on a pilgrimage this holiday season

This Thanksgiving will be unlike any in recent memory. Instead of gathering, we’re asked to stay home for the collective good. Instead of packing the …

Miniwanca Council Circle

September 30, 2020

An Update About Registration

These last six months, our AYF family has gone through many adjustments as the world and our programs changed course. We all continue to live …

sunset in lake

September 17, 2020

Join us for monthly Evening Reflections

We know you miss camp as much as we do. That’s why we’re bringing camp into your homes via Zoom each month with Evening Reflections! …

Alumni and Family Camp Living the Mission

August 27, 2020

Tell us about Founder Friends living the mission

The American Youth Foundation is always eager to hear about our program participants and alumni making positive change in their communities. Do you know a …

Four Trails Kayaking Group

August 5, 2020

Wow. Thanks. Help. An important COVID-19 update from the AYF

Dear AYF Community, Author Anne Lamott says there are essentially three prayers that get us through tough times: Help, Thanks, and Wow. This summer has …

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July 21, 2020

Merrowvista, Miniwanca campers flock to Invincible Summer  

AYF campers across the country have spent the last two weeks building forts, logging miles on their virtual Four Trails treks, and teaching their families the sudsy fun of Arlos and Dishland.    Invincible Summer, the …

Zebra Crossing 2019

July 16, 2020

Zebra Crossings, AYF offer camp experiences for children with chronic health issues

For almost 100 years, the American Youth Foundation has built and relied upon a community of life-giving partners to ensure the growth and success of …

July 8, 2020

Learn to be an active anti-racist ally with Kids4Peace Boston

The American Youth Foundation’s longstanding partner, Kids4Peace Boston, is offering a free online training for preteens and teenagers who want to learn more about anti-racism work and how they can enact …

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 4

June 22, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 4

Coordinator Kal Bowers is back with another chapter of their of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, he checks in …

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