It's another sunny and breezy day at Camp Manitou. For all you proud second month parents who are just starting to read our blog, welcome! We're thrilled to have your kids at camp this session, and we'll be keeping you updated with bi-weekly blog posts for the next few weeks.
So, we have something to confess: we can't stop thinking about last night's Friday Night Fireside. For those of you new to Manitou, FNF is a weekly ceremony that honours campers, staff and members of the Manitou community elsewhere in the world who exemplify the values we stand for, such as embracing difference, giving back and being true to oneself.
And in addition to giving out camper and staff candles, we heard a number of campers speak about what "Camp Is."
While it's always a joy to hear the speeches campers give at Fireside, last night's young speakers stood out especially as a creative, charismatic group with unique zest for life. Each speaker talked about camp with panache and originality, and many of their speeches received standing ovations.
Us older folks have a penchant for simplicity, so it's these little moments in camp that remind us why we keep coming back year after year. Here are some of the highlights.