Midwest 2018 Winter Camp

The reason I call MYNA a breath of fresh air is because you become a better person within that week that you are with positive beings. You learn new things about Islam, people, and also about yourself. MYNA has truly created a new perspective for me. Without MYNA I wouldn’t know how to communicate with others and be a leader. Thanks to MYNA for being a breath of fresh air for myself and everyone who comes to it.
— Raya Smidi

In the era of a new message, the time when Islam was first introduced, they were the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) greatest companions. In every state of Islam––the trials and the successes, the defeats and the victories––they were the people who showed great strength of unity and fearlessness in the way of Allah (SWT). They were the people who firmly stood with our beloved Prophet (PBUH), who laid their lives for he prosperity of this divine message. 

They were the stars in our Prophet’s orbit. 

And they are the lives and legacies that will be explored this winter.

WHO: All youth ages 12-19

WHAT: Midwest’s Annual MYNA Winter Retreat. Join us this winter in Indiana and gain insight into the lives of the Sahabah and how their stories apply to our own today.

WHEN: Dec. 23–29

WHERE: Camp Flat Rock River (click for camp website) at 6981 W Co Rd 650 N, St Paul, IN 47272


WHY: MYNA is different. MYNA is special. MYNA is not just another youth group. The reason behind this is simple - MYNA is dedicated for youth, and managed by youth. Through its various leadership camps and other offered programs, MYNA not only empowers Muslim youth to become engaged and active leaders in their spheres back home, whether its religious, social, or even political, but gives them the platform and skills they need to succeed. The friends you make at a MYNA retreat will be people you will always be able to rely on, talk to, and who will always support you, regardless of distance.

RECREATION: Canoeing, archery, climbing tower, field sports, basketball, volleyball, hiking, and bonfires!


  • Arrival: (If flying) into IND between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (If driving) arrive by 5 p.m.

  • Departure: (If flying) out of IND after 4 p.m. (If driving) by 12 p.m.

  • Bus route:


COST: Register before 12/9 and pay just $390. After 12/9, prices will increase to $500.

PACKING LIST: Check out the suggested packing list here.

SAMPLE PROGRAM: Check out what a sample typical day looks like here.

DRESS CODE: Check out the MYNA dress code here.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Here are the rules campers must follow during camp.