Virtual Programs

SSW women

December 4, 2020

Connecting across the miles, across the generations

by Liz Marshall As the pandemic rocked the country in spring 2020, American Youth Foundation alumni sought connection and community with their Founder Family despite …

Lake Michigan Sunset

September 17, 2020

Join us for monthly Evening Reflections

We know you miss camp as much as we do. That’s why we’re bringing camp into your homes via Zoom on the first Friday of …

friends on the Lake Michigan beach

August 31, 2020

Labor Day Girls Camp Reunion Goes Virtual

While we cannot host our Girls Camp Reunion at Miniwanca this summer, we hope you will join us for a free Virtual Labor Day Girls …

Four Trails Kayaking Group

August 5, 2020

Wow. Thanks. Help. An important COVID-19 update from the AYF

Dear AYF Community, Author Anne Lamott says there are essentially three prayers that get us through tough times: Help, Thanks, and Wow. This summer has …

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July 21, 2020

Merrowvista, Miniwanca campers flock to Invincible Summer  

AYF campers across the country have spent the last two weeks building forts, logging miles on their virtual Four Trails treks, and teaching their families the sudsy fun of Arlos and Dishland.    Invincible Summer, the …

July 16, 2020

NLC-Z 2020: Final Presentations

In mid-June, participants from NLC convened online for this year’s National Leadership Conference on Zoom. They engaged in programming that connected them with their community, …

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 4

June 22, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 4

Coordinator Kal Bowers is back with another chapter of their of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, he checks in …

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June 15, 2020

Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters: Chapter 3

Coordinators Kal Bowers and Caroline Zerilli are back with another chapter of their original story, Wash Your Hands, Send Your Letters. This week, Kal checks …

Silhouettes at sunset on beach

May 22, 2020

Our Community Rises to the Challenge

by Catherine Klene Summer 2020 will undoubtedly be different than years past, but president Anna Kay Vorsteg shared that the AYF community has already exceeded her expectations.  “This …

April 16, 2020

Adjusting Our Sails

 Over the past month, you have adjusted to changes and experienced the loss of many beloved aspects of your lives. You’ve heeded the call …

April 15, 2020

AYF Statement on the Coronavirus

Read An Important Update from AYF President Anna Kay Vorsteg For the latest answers to your Frequently Asked Questions, please click here (updated Wednesday, April …

Camp Merrowvista Odyssey men celebrate on Mount Katahdin

March 30, 2020

An Invitation to Shelter in Place

By Anna Kay Vorsteg Surely you are aware of the many Executive Orders being issued by Governors at this time. I write to make sure …