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 …

Prayer Updates from Mary Lake: Camp Mini-Yo-We Summer Reflection

Rich BirchBlog

Summer at Camp Mini-Yo-We is a time of growth, transformation, and joy. As the season wraps up, it’s essential to take a moment to reflect upon our journey, particularly the heartfelt prayers and profound gratitude that were lifted up by our prayer team. You might not have known about it, but we had a faithful group who prayed for our …

Transformational Summer: Ella’s Journey from Nottingham to Muskoka

Rich BirchBlog

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to step out of your comfort zone, fly thousands of miles from home, and experience being on the team at Camp Mini-Yo-We, just ask Ella Gregson from Nottingham, UK. This past summer, she took the plunge and immersed herself in the beauty of Muskoka, Canada. What she found was nothing short of …

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Mini-Yo-We Journey

Rich BirchBlog

Among our six guiding principles, the final pillar is “Mission.” This essential aspect of our philosophy centers on developing tomorrow’s leaders. We firmly believe in each generation’s power to help mold the next, with the purpose of transforming communities for Christ near and far! At Camp Mini-Yo-We, we are dedicated to growing and nurturing young leaders and equipping them with …

Small Stewards, Big Impact: How Camp Mini-Yo-We Shapes the Future One Camper at a Time

Rich BirchBlog

Think about this reality: the person who may one day be responsible for groundbreaking medical research, or for streamlining a business to higher levels of efficiency, or for leading the next generation could be packing their bag for Mini-Yo-We right now? The secret ingredient in their future success could be the seeds of “stewardship” that are sown and nurtured at …

Sowing Seeds of Initiative: How Camp Mini-Yo-We Shapes Tomorrow’s Leaders

Rich BirchBlog

Picture this: Your child returns from a week or two at Camp Mini-Yo-We. You notice something different as they re-enter your family. There’s a newfound sense of confidence and maturity. They’re more engaged and helpful, and you realize that they’ve grown somewhere amidst Muskoka sunsets and jumping into Mary Lake. They’ve changed. Camp Mini-Yo-We aims to develop tomorrow’s leaders through a life-changing adventure …