Darer Campers 2018

July 5, 2018

Back to a Typical Day

After an amazing Fourth of July our schedule went back to our typical day today. We were woken up by the polar bear call as …

Party in the USA 2018

July 4, 2018

Party in the U.S.A

Happy Fourth from everyone here at Girls Camp! We started out this wonderful morning with an all camp polar bear in our pajamas. We all …

Miniwanca Camper 2018

July 4, 2018

On The Sand Dunes of Boys Camp

Today, while on the highest point on Boys Camp, Mount Baldy, the Darer community had an excellent conversation about their surroundings: the sand dunes, the …

Boys Campers 2018

June 27, 2018

First Typical Day at Boys Camp

Today was an exciting day at Boys Camp! Some of us began our day with a dip in Stony Lake for Polar Bear while others …

Campers at First Full Day at Stony Lake 2018

June 25, 2018

First Full Miniwanca Day

Campers woke up this morning with as much excitement as they have on Christmas morning! After a yummy breakfast both Girls and Boys Camps went …

Miniwanca Girl's Camp Campers 2018

June 25, 2018

Opening Day 2018 is here!

Today is the day! This silver Michigan morning opened up its skies and let the sun shine through! The sun was just as excited to …

Miniwanca, Girls Camp, Summer Camp, Costumes, preventing homesickness

May 8, 2018

7 Do’s and 1 Don’t for Preventing Homesickness

May has arrived with beautiful weather and sunshine here at Miniwanca, and with it comes the reminder that summer camp 2018 begins in less than …

Miniwanca, Summer Camp, Kayaking, Georgian Bay, Wilderness

April 2, 2018

Paying Attention: Four Trails, Four Folds

We don’t matter much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen . . . Give them …

Depths of Winter, Miniwanca

December 14, 2017

In the Depths of Winter…

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus Margaret “Gigs” Hoerner is long-time Miniwanca Girl. …

Campers, Summer Camp, Miniwanca, Michigan, Lake Michigan, Pure Michigan

September 25, 2017

Making the Miniwanca Magic Last All Year

Miniwanca Magic: it’s something we talk a lot about, especially as we near the end of the summer each year. Campers comment on how amazing …

Darer boys fishing on Stony Lake

May 3, 2016

Proving the Benefits of Camp

Curated by Hannah Patterson Summer camp culture in the United States has long operated on the premise that campers take something important away from their …

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