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 […]

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 offers a safe, fun and rewarding swim class for all! For our Freshkid and Sophomore campers, there is instructional swimming every other day to guarantee they become a better swimmer! All campers work on their Lifesaving Society swimming skills appropriate to their levels. Campers of older ages may participate in Bronze Medallion and Cross [...]
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 - [...]