Miniwanca

April 29, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Brianna Moynihan

Miniwanca Assistant Director of Camps Brianna Moynihan has attended summer camp for as long as she remembers: as a camper, then a counselor, and a …

Director, Tiwi, Boys Camp, Miniwanca, Stony Lake

March 28, 2024

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Tiwi Freeman

Tiwi Freeman can never stay away from the American Youth Foundation too long. He first connected with the AYF in 2010 through Merrowvista, where he …

February 20, 2024

Register now for Miniwanca, Merrowvista Volunteer Weekends

The entire family is invited to lend a hand this spring at Miniwanca and Merrowvista! This year, Volunteer Weekend takes place April 26 to 28 …

February 14, 2024

AYF facilities teams build on legacy

Before sites are flooded with summer campers, the facilities teams at Miniwanca and Merrowvista prioritize larger structural projects that enhance the quality of life for …

January 30, 2024

Miniwanca will host St. Louis meet up Feb. 10 and 11

There are two upcoming opportunities to meet Miniwanca staff and learn what summer camp 2024 is all about! Bring a friend and find out what …

January 11, 2024

Miniwanca, Merrowvista programs are fun with intention

On a clear summer evening, a group of Four Trails campers gather around a fire. They’ve just eaten a meal they prepared after a day …

January 11, 2024

Meet Miniwanca’s new Boys Camp Director and Assistant Director of Camps

Miniwanca is thrilled to welcome two new members to its full-time team, including one familiar face. We can’t wait for you to meet them during …

October 27, 2023

Sparking Connection

By Dana Rieck Attendance at Miniwanca’s four-day Spark 2023 retreat nearly doubled in its second year as 62 people gathered for reflection, connection and introspection. …

August 22, 2023

Miniwanca welcomes families for weekend of fun

Miniwanca’s annual Alumni & Family Weekend took place Aug. 17 to 20. More than two dozen people gathered for a long weekend of fun, community, …

August 18, 2023

Working at Summer Camp: More than Just a Job

At first glance, it may not be obvious how coordinating a high-energy skit or Night’s Doings correlates to an office environment. However, plenty of former …

August 16, 2023

New campers dare to adventure at Miniwanca

Nearly 20 seventh and eighth graders took bold first steps into a new camp experience at Miniwanca at the inaugural Dare to Adventure program in …

July 10, 2023

Miniwanca prepares for final week of Session A fun

This week, Director of Girls Camp Bethany Wise shares what our friends at West Camp have been up to! Session A of Miniwanca is already …

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