Activities

Come to the Adventure Park where cabins work together to learn team building and grow both self-confidence and leadership skills. Once or twice a session it gives campers a chance to break from regular schedule and spend activity time with their cabin-mates. Campers play games and complete low-ropes elements, which can develop problem solving skills. [...]
Our major league baseball diamond which is complete with a red clay in field allows us to teach our campers the joy of the game! Whether they are beginner or advanced players, our experienced baseball staff enhance the skills of our campers with batting practice, pitching lessons and playing games. Most importantly our campers have [...]
Our basketball court is an exciting hub of energy! Our experienced coaches instruct campers on ball handling, shooting skills and game strategy. From our drill practices to our 3 on 3 tournaments, our courts are utilized daily allowing campers to work on conditioning that improves their game.

Learn to paddle down Manitou’s majestic riverfront and enjoy this tranquil activity. Whether you’re 7 years old and want to dip your paddle in the lake for the first time or an experienced solo paddler who wants to enhance their tandem wind-paddling – we have a boat for you! Campers looking for more speed and […]

Climb our sophisticated ropes course for an exciting thrill at Manitou! Complete with a variety of elements including our three sided climbing wall, vertical playground and a scalable canoe with a Muskoka chair at the top for the best view of camp. With our certified climbing instructors, campers build self-confidence as they learn to communicate […]

The crafts and jewelry program is one of our most popular at Manitou. There is a project for everyone from copper enamel and tie-dye to candle and pillow making! Campers are able to explore their inner creativity and create gifts for friends, family or keepsakes of their camp experience. With a never-ending supply of beads [...]

This artistic stream is for the camper who wants more than just basic arts and crafts. At Creative Arts campers will explore different mediums from sculpture, painting, drawing and even printmaking. The program is designed to stimulate creative expression, while emphasizing the development of technique. This includes drawing with charcoal and inks and painting on […]

Join us at our Cooking Studio to immerse yourself in our newest camp program – Culinary Arts! A professional chef will teach each camper the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety, cooking and baking techniques, measuring, knife skills, healthy eating – but most of all, they'll learn how to have fun creating and enjoying delicious [...]

Feel the rhythm in your step at our beautifully designed dance studio with special sprung flooring. Each summer we offer a variety of classes from hip hop and jazz, to tap and lyrical. Different periods are geared towards a specific skill level ranging from beginner to advanced. Within each discipline of dance, trained instructors teach […]

For those campers who just can't spend enough time performing, Drama Inc. is the place for them. Improvisation is the focus of this fun activity. Campers will learn and play a wide variety of warm ups and improv/theatre sport games all designed to sharpen their creative muscles and wit but most of all make'em laugh. [...]
Take advantage of the natural surroundings at camp by getting active in the environment with Eco-Adventure! Whether you’re learning about nature, using our state-of the-art archery range or fishing down at our riverfront, you’re always guaranteed to have a great time.
Come break a sweat at our Fitness Studio with brand new equipment including battle ropes, free weights, punching bags and a bench press station! Our enthusiastic fitness instructors will lead our campers through a variety of work outs including cardio, strength training, boot camp and ab blast. Our Fitness program offers campers the ability to [...]
All ages and levels of experience are coached on the camp’s driving range, putting green and practice sand trap. Under the watchful eye of our experienced golf pros, campers work on stroke development, effective use of clubs and develop a well-rounded understanding and appreciation of the game. We also have a great mini-putt course for [...]
Manitou's Greenhouse is the place for campers to connect with the world around them and learn to take care of the environment. Growing organic vegetables in our Manitou garden, harvesting food and cooking treats, launching rockets into space and learning to harness the power of the wind or solar energy are just a few of [...]
Our guitar program is aimed at both beginner and intermediates who want to learn and improve their skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Our trained instructors teach campers in small groups in order to give them the individual attention they need. There’s no better way to apply their new skills than with our sing-a-long [...]
Our professional hockey rink is almost always in use! With both inline and ball hockey under the beautiful Muskoka sun, our rink gives boys and girls of all ages the opportunity to challenge themselves, learn and compete in one of Canada’s greatest games! From skating drills, puck handling, and game strategy – while participating in [...]
With access to a full stable of horses, from beginner to expert, our experienced riding instructors provide daily instruction in all aspects of horseback riding including grooming, tack care, stable management and horse care. Campers will be instructed and supervised at their level – with the nervous beginner being lead through the ring or an [...]
Our Newspaper program is an energetic and creative space, where campers can come and let their imagination run wild! From writing articles to interviewing fellow staff and campers to creating their own comic strips, campers can contribute to our very own newspaper - charmingly called The Mosquito! The Mosquito is published weekly for all of [...]

OCS

For campers who can't get enough sports, Other Camp Sports (O.C.S.) is a must! Campers have the opportunity to focus on flag football or lacrosse. In addition to football and lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf, field hockey and European handball is offered. The football program in recent years has taken off and campers can get [...]
Campers who enjoy photography can ‘Learn by doing’ at camp while receiving hands-on instruction from a professional photographer. With a well-equipped studio in the heart of the wilderness, campers of all ages explore their surroundings and shoot, develop, enlarge and print photos. Campers can also display their images on display boards around camp, in the [...]
Our two spacious studios invite participants to roll up their sleeves and enjoy the challenge of creating with clay. Hands-on instruction is available in hand-and-wheel work using our many potters wheels. Campers can experiment in various structuring and decorating techniques, and even help 'fire' their creations in our state of the art kiln. Many of [...]
At Manitou, FM 90.3 has action on the airwaves from wakeup until bedtime. Our camp radio station is "live on-air" where campers are instructed in all aspects of a working radio station. Qualified instructors supervise our camper 'broadcasters' in planning programs, announcing, writing, reporting, news casting, producing, sports journalism, disc jockey and radio drama.
Come learn Rock ‘n Roll on an electric guitar, keyboards, piano, percussion or brass accompaniment! Our young musicians “Rock ‘n Roll” in our state of the art sound proof studio where they learn to play sets from our experienced camp musicians. Campers also form bands, cut their own tunes and contribute to camp by performing [...]
We want everyone to leave camp feeling like a master skipper. The winds of Lake Manitou-Wabing are the perfect setting to learn to steer a sailboat. For our younger kids, our boats are not tippy, so they feel comfortable and are encouraged to challenge themselves. Campers enjoy all aspects of sailing from rigging and boat [...]

Manitou is home to its very own full-size soccer pitch – the site at camp where the world’s most popular sport flourishes! Our approach to soccer at camp is that children of all ages can learn, play and compete with the assistance of many enthusiastic and experienced soccer staff. We highlight the importance of physical […]

Manitou offers a safe, fun and rewarding swim class for all! For our Freshkids, swimming happens everyday – so they are guaranteed to become a better swimmer! For our Sophomores swimming is every other day. All campers work on their Lifesaving Society swimming skills appropriate to their levels. Campers of older ages may participate in [...]
Whether you’re learning to perfect your volley on one of our 10 full-sized courts, cheering on your friends in our camp-wide tennis tourneys or getting one-to-one lessons from our experienced tennis staff, at Manitou, you feel like you have access to your own tennis camp everyday! Our staff are hired for their skill and ability [...]
The Manitou Theatre program has always ‘set the stage’ as truly professional in every way.  Campers perform three musicals each session (by age group), with every camper getting their chance for a standing ovation!  Campers with a wonderful team of theatre staff not only learn how to act but are coached by our musical director [...]
Come learn from our professional videographer in camp’s video studio! Campers will not only have fun making their own videos that will be shown at the Manitou Film Festival but they will also learn the basic skills behind putting together a proper script, film line and receive how-to instruction on editing their complete camp video [...]
Leave camp a better volleyball player! Through obstacle courses and water balloon tosses for our younger campers, and more skill-driven one-to-one instruction for our more experienced players – everyone can be a winner on our two sand volleyball courts. Our camp volleyball staff teach fundamentals in an enjoyable atmosphere, while teaching team sportsmanship and play [...]
What could be cooler than flying through the air on one of our wakeboards? We use the latest equipment and our terrific Air Nautique boats allow wakeboarders to get their fill of spills and chills while learning tricks and jumps from our most experienced camp wakeboard staff. Campers in our waterskiing program are encouraged to [...]
Manitou has a state of the art waterskiing program that is incredibly popular with kids of all ages. Working from two separate camp docks, three professional Air Nautique and Ski Nautique boats, campers are introduced and taught this exciting sport.  For waterskiing, Trick, slalom and barefoot techniques are taught from beginner to advanced levels - [...]
A Manitou favorite! At woodworking campers learn the safe use of tools, the differences in lumber, carpentry techniques and how to care for and maintain the equipment. The campers are encouraged to explore their creativity and some have made such things as, picture frames, Muskoka chairs made out of old hockey sticks, memory boxes, paddles, [...]
Relax, breathe deeply and awaken your spirit in our brand new Yoga Pavilion. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your core or decompress through meditation, the classes from our qualified yoga instructors are sure to leave you feeling centred and peaceful.