A Look Inside the Mini-Yo-We Internship

Spencer TammingBlog

Risa van Lenthe has been a Mini-Yo-We camper, LIT and staff member—and she’s returning to Camp again this summer as our Rocks & Ropes Head! She also participated in the 2022-23 MYW Internship. We asked her to share her insider’s perspective on the program. What were some internship highlights? When I ponder the internship, I think about the relationships I …

Instructions: Unlock New Adventures at Mini-Yo-We This Summer!

Eryn MarchinetzBlog

Our Summer Program Development Coordinator, Eryn Marchinetz, is hard at work preparing for this upcoming camp season! We asked her to share about something exciting campers can look forward to in 2024. As I peer outside my window here in Muskoka, I once again see a blanket of snow covering my backyard. But, despite my chilly toes and runny nose, …

40 Day New Testament Reading Challenge: How to Conquer It!

Ben UllmanBlog

Ben Ullman will be our Site Director of Program & Administration at Junior Camp this summer. He’s majoring in Psychology at Queen’s University and is known around Mini-Yo-We for having meaningful conversations with all of the staff and giving excellent book and podcast recommendations. He is also a great musician! We asked him to post about the 40-Day New Testament …

Top 5 Reasons To Join Mini-Yo-We’s Sunday Crew

Becca SjongerBlog

  We love our Sunday Crew! On opening days, these friends of Mini-Yo-We pitch in with the BBQ lunch and help our staff team welcome campers and their families. With the support of these adult volunteers, we provide a high-quality experience as we kick off each week of the summer. But what motivates them to serve at Camp in this …

Family Day from Our “Intern Family”

Glendon McGowanBlog

Glendon McGowan joined Camp Mini-Yo-We’s staff team in October as our Operations Assistant. A MYW alumni, he came back to Camp after serving with Torchbearers in Europe over the past two years, most recently at Capernwray Hall in England. What did you do for Family Day this year? Nine families joined us at Camp Mini-Yo-We this Family Day weekend and …

Celebrating Love & Leadership: Navigating Romantic Relationships at Camp Mini-Yo-We

Rich BirchBlog

Valentine’s Day Special Greetings, Camp Mini-Yo-We community! This Valentine’s Day, we’re addressing a unique aspect of the camp experience—navigating romantic relationships among our summer staff. At Mini-Yo-We, our mission is to develop tomorrow’s leaders through life-changing adventures in God’s creation. Our primary workforce is aged 17 to 25, so a significant part of this journey involves managing the natural tension …

Retiring Camp Mini-Yo-We Board Chair Reflections

Andy MontgomeryBlog

Andy Montgomery recently retired as chair of Mini-Yo-We’s board of directors. Andy and his son, Connor, raised over $100,000 for camper sponsorships last summer on their Brent Run — a 162-km canoe trip through Algonquin Provincial Park! A Rocky Start I was introduced to Mini-Yo-We as a camper at the very first session of Junior Camp. It was the summer …

Supporting Those Who Serve: Your Staff Care Team Is Here to Help!

Julia Silvestri WongBlog

Julia Silvestri Wong is the mom of three campers and an adult volunteer at Camp Mini-Yo-We. She offered to share about her experiences and give you an insider’s view of how we care for our hard-working summer staff team! I have a confession to make: I love camp! I’m a full-fledged, card-carrying adult with a family, a job, and a …

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 …