2023 Christmas Campaign Recap: Your Gift, Their Adventure

Rich BirchChristmas Campaign

As the snow blankets Camp Mini-Yo-We, creating a serene winter wonderland, our hearts are warmed by thinking ahead to 2024. It’s that time of the year again: our Christmas Campaign is underway and we’re excited about the possibilities that your generosity can unlock! This year, you have an opportunity to give towards the goal of $110,000 before December 31. Our …

Investing in Leaders: The Transformative Impact of Supporting Cabin Leaders & Activity Leaders at Camp Mini-Yo-We

Rich BirchChristmas Campaign

Camp Mini-Yo-We’s Cabin Leaders and Activity Leaders are the heart and soul of the camp experience. They are more than just staff members – they are the mentors of tomorrow. Their impact resonates far beyond the fleeting summer months. Their legacy is etched in the hearts and minds of every camper they inspire. The Pivotal Roles of Cabin Leaders & …

Navigating New Horizons: The Revitalization of Canoe Tripping at Camp Mini-Yo-We

Rich BirchChristmas Campaign

Imagine gliding through the serene waters of Mary Lake, the paddle slicing through the reflection of a golden sunrise. This is more than a picturesque scene at Camp Mini-Yo-We: it’s a cherished tradition. Canoe tripping has been a core Mini-Yo-We adventure for generations, embodying the spirit of exploration and camaraderie. Mini-Yo-We’s Current Tripping Adventures The Voyageur Canoe Trip, tailored for …

2023 Leaders In Training Reunion Recap

Eryn MarchinetzBlog

This past weekend at Camp Mini-Yo-We, in the crisp November air, our 2023 Leaders In Training gathered back together. Reuniting after weeks of school, everyone returned to reconnect, reminisce, and reignite the sparks of leadership and community that were kindled during their past summer at Camp. Nestled in the towering pines and beside beautiful Mary Lake, Mini-Yo-We served as the …

Camp Mini-Yo-We’s 2023-24 Interns: Off to a Great Start!

Jez BellBlog

In the last week of August, as most people at Camp Mini-Yo-We were packing up after two months of summer camp, the 2023-24 interns were gearing up for a busy fall season! Leadership Experience Our eight-month internship program is aimed at gap-year students aged 17 to 23. We focus on leadership skills, personal development and spiritual growth in an encouraging …

Do You Ever Wonder if Anyone Reads Your Feedback?

Mike ReimerBlog

If you’re like me, you have a high doubt factor when filling out feedback forms. I know they say you can be entered in a draw for $1,000 but I have never heard of someone winning. While Camp Mini-Yo-We doesn’t promise the chance at a prize, we really do read and make changes based on the feedback you give us.  …

Unlock More Adventure at Camp Mini-Yo-We: Activities & Instructions

Rich BirchBlog

At Camp Mini-Yo-We, we’re all about creating memorable experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Whether you’re a camper or a parent preparing for the summer, it’s essential to understand the different ways you can customize this adventure. Let’s break it down: Activities: Adventures Core to Every Camper Experience  Core 10 Activities: These are the essential adventures that every camper enjoys …

The Value of Being on Summer Staff

Anna TempleSummer Staff

If you’ve ever wondered why so many young people spend their summer serving at Camp Mini-Yo-We instead of working other jobs for more money and time off, you are not alone. After years of attending and working at camps and learning about the experiences of others, I’ve found the secret lies in the development and intersection of three things: community, …

Work Party Wrap-Up – The Impact of Weekend Volunteers!

Spencer TammingBlog

As our work parties come to a close for 2023, it got me thinking back to when I first started serving at Camp on the weekends. I have great memories from back in university of making the trek up north to serve alongside friends of the ministry tackling various projects around the facility. Whether we were leveling a tabin or …