Miniwanca Girls 2016

August 5, 2016

And the Winner Is…

The quest to win the Tribal Shield is a decades-old Miniwanca Tradition. When the campers arrive at camp, they are assigned to a tribal group. Each Tribe …

August 4, 2016

Final Day in Girls Camp

The sun was high and hot today and Lake Michigan looked like it held scattered diamonds. Gorgeous! Last days at Miniwanca are bittersweet, holding space …

Miniwanca Odyssey Ride In

August 3, 2016


WOW. You could FEEL the energy pulsing through the air this morning. The day started with the Doc Wheels Fun Run. Both Girls and Boys camps …

August 1, 2016

Miniwanca Monday

What a beautiful, Miniwanca day! The weather here was pristine, with highs in the low 80s and cool breezes coming in off Lake Michigan. It was …

Foresters on the Beach 2016

August 1, 2016

Something Sacred

We awoke to another beautiful day at Miniwanca with blue skies and white, puffy clouds. It’s hard to believe that today marks the beginning of …

Cabin 15 - 2016

July 30, 2016

Creating and Sharing Together

Most Miniwanca mornings begin with the Polar Bear Call, inviting all campers to Dip, Dip-Dip-Dip into Lake Michigan.  The last several days the water has been …

Yoga on the Beach 2016

July 28, 2016

Growing Strong

Growth Our theme for the day was growth and we saw campers stretching and growing all day long! Avail Service in the Community After an …

MW Ropes 2016

July 27, 2016

A Beautiful Day

The day began with morning stretch led by our Explorer 1 group who shared stories and quotes about the beauty of the world around them.  …

Avail Cabin Photo 2016

July 25, 2016

Into the Groove

Our campers started the day with the warmest Polar Bear thus far and quickly jumped straight into an action packed Miniwanca day. After dancing to Star …

Opening Council 2016

July 24, 2016

Here Comes the Sun

A gentle rain began to fall as we headed to bed last night, bringing cool breezes to break the heat and humidity. After showers through the night,  a …

Collecting Twigs 2016

July 23, 2016

Avail Senior Day of Service

Service and Community Building are part of our mission Miniwanca Avail Seniors stepped up today to help two local area charities: Trinity Lutheran Church Community …

Dash In 2016

July 22, 2016

A Day Full of Opportunity

Cabin 18 set the tone for the day, offering  personal, insightful reflections on Opportunity at Morning Stretch.  As one camper said, “Opportunity means to me– …

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