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06 Aug Community week is finally here!

All summer long, you've heard us (and your kids!) talk about all the great things you get to do at camp: evening activities and exciting new programs abound, not to mention all those impromptu float parades and carnivals. We sure are lucky to enjoy all that camp has to offer. And at Manitou, it's...

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30 Jul TGIF: why we’re still thinking about Friday Night Fireside

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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.
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28 Jul First glimpses of second session

Manitou has been positively abuzz with energy these past couple of days! From the moment our second session campers got off the buses, they've been made to feel at home here at camp. They've met their cabinmates, been introduced to all of our camp activities and...

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26 Jul Closing thoughts on an amazing first session

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And just like that, Summer 2016 at Manitou is halfway done. Apologies for the interruption in your regularly scheduled programming (blog posts) this past week; between Visitors Day, Tribal Games, our final banquet and an activity awards ceremony, camp has been so full of energy and spirit that we've barely had a second to sit down! For many of you, this post arrives just hours after your kids did. Main field was a scene of tearful hugs and final photographs this morning as our first session campers boarded the buses to head home. It's been an amazing month at Manitou, one half of what we're sure will go down in the books as our "Best Summer Ever." Here are some snapshots of what's been going on:
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