Emily Knuth

Miniwanca Girls Camp Director

Emily is a second-generation AYF participant, spending over 30 summers on the dunes as a camper, leader, volunteer, and camper parent. The AYF’s mission of best self and balanced living are foundational for Emily; they are the framework and essence of her family, professional, and civic life. Emily often refers to Miniwanca as her “thin place”.

Recently, Emily has led a partnership between the AYF and her full-time employer, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. As the Associate Director of the Prindle Institute, Emily oversees national K-12 ethics education initiatives, which are primarily implemented by DePauw students, the Hillman interns. She works closely with the interns and receives much joy in helping them discover their best selves professionally and personally. In an effort to enrich the AYF’s Mental-fold, the Prindle Institute has led National Leadership Conference participants through moral reasoning workshops and is providing Teaching Children Philosophy and ethics education programs for the younger camps.

Emily is a DePauw alum and lives in Greencastle, Indiana with her husband, Dennis, and three children, Ellie, Charlie, and Michael. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working on quality-of-life projects in her hometown. Those who know Emily know that serving as the Miniwanca Girls Camp Director has long been a dream of hers!