Miniwanca

January 23, 2023

Registration is now open 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 28 to 30 …

January 18, 2023

Dare to Adventure will expand outdoor access to Detroit-area youth

The American Youth Foundation will offer a new program in August 2023 that will introduce first-time campers from the Detroit area to Miniwanca and summer …

January 17, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Advancement’s Jessa Glick

Jessa Glick grew up wandering and wondering through the dunes and forests of Miniwanca each summer. Camp was a family affair. Her father, Jeff, was …

December 13, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Bethany Wise

Miniwanca Girls Camp Director Bethany Wise is new to the American Youth Foundation, but not to the world of youth development and outdoor education. Bethany …

December 13, 2022

Meet the new Miniwanca Directors at virtual townhall

The AYF invites the Miniwanca community to meet the Directors on a Zoom townhall Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. They’ll share their ideas …

October 24, 2022

Summer camp 2023 registration starts strong

Temperatures may be dropping, but the American Youth Foundation is fully focused on warm sunny days ahead as registration opened for 2023 summer camp this …

October 24, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Miniwanca’s Paul Kerchberger

Paul Kerchberger joined the American Youth Foundation in 2021, but he’s no stranger to summer camp life. He spent his youth soaring among the trees …

September 22, 2022

Community and School Programs return to Miniwanca, Merrowvista

The American Youth Foundation continues to carefully build back its programs to pre-pandemic levels, including our Community and School Programs at Miniwanca and Merrowvista. This …

August 24, 2022

Miniwanca welcomes SSW, Girls Camp Reunion back to camp

After two years of virtual gatherings and postponements, Miniwanca was finally able to welcome adults back to in-person programming during Summer Seminars for Women and …

August 24, 2022

Miniwanca Avail campers serve humbly

The Avail program returned to Miniwanca this summer with a new sense of energy and direction after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Avail …

August 1, 2022

A Bittersweet Ending

It was a day full of fun, laughter, and reminiscing as campers prepared to go home. There was excitement to see family members and show …

July 28, 2022

Creating Joy Through Community

Each new day at Miniwanca comes with a new theme for the campers to reflect on during flag raising and Evening Reflection. Today’s theme was …

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