July 6, 2021

A Golden Day

After the Polar Bears went for a dip, a golden Miniwanca day began with a morning stretch that included learning the dance moves to the …

July 4, 2021

Celebrating Community

The Founder Family is a deeply connected community that spans far beyond the 360 acres of Miniwanca’s beachfront sand dunes, forested trails, sun-drenched ridges and …

July 3, 2021

Exploring Ethics and the Four Folds

As the morning sun peeked through the shelter of the trees, the Darers woke up in the Hollow. On the Green Acre, the Seeker age …

July 2, 2021

To Adventure Daringly

Almost one week into this three-week journey, the Camp Miniwanca community is settling into a balanced rhythm. Under the umbrella of Miniwanca magic, campers are …

July 1, 2021

!Yad sdrawkcaB – Backwards Day

LITS rang the Turn of the Road bell as an invitation to rise and gather on the beach for Evening Reflection. Cabin groups arrived donning …

June 29, 2021

A Silver Day

We’re pleased to report that all Miniwanca campers and staff have tested negative for COVID-19. Thank you so much to all our camp families for adhering to …

June 28, 2021

How Wonderful to Wonder

Summer 2021 has officially begun at Miniwanca! The Media Specialist will share periodic dispatches from Girls Camp and Boys Camp here on the blog. Check …

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 …

miniwanca, girls camp, dreams come true, special day

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 …

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