I just woke up to another fantastic day here at Manitou! The sun is shining, the lake looks cool and calm, and there’s a great breeze rolling over Main Field. It’s the perfect day for all of the many adventures we have going on today at camp!
We of course have all of our regular activities running still, but we also have some new friends coming into Manitou, and some of campers venturing out! Today, our Manitou Dance Team is off to Camp Wahanowin to compete in a Dance Intercamp, and I am cheering them on from afar! Every summer, different camps send dance teams to compete against each other in a super special Intercamp, and the Manitou team always does a fantastic job! I can’t wait to hear about all the incredible dances we did, and also all the awesome performances from our friends at other camps. Go team!
Some more of our campers are going out of Manitou today as they paddle into the wilderness for our annual Girl Power canoe trip. Each summer here at Manitou, our amazing canoe tripping team finds a group of girls who want to go exploring together in the beautiful landscape of Northern Ontario, learning how to paddle, cook in the outdoors, and even start a fire– amazing life skills that they may never learn at camp or home. This year, our campers are off to Algonquin Park, and even though I’ll miss them, I know those seven lucky girls are going to have the time of their life, and make memories they’ll never forget!
Though we have some campers heading out of camp today, we also have some new kids coming to join us at Manitou! It’s that time of summer again where we welcome our friends from Adventure Valley Day Camp to experience the overnight summer camp life at Manitou! The campers from Adventure Valley stay at Manitou for three whole days, and they get to do all of the things our campers get to do. They will make their own schedules just like Manitou campers, they’ll go to Evening Programs with some of our units, and they’ll even get to have Chef William’s famous meals! It’s a great transition for kids to see what overnight camp is like, and I know by the end they’ll all love living in a cabin with all of their friends! I can’t wait to meet all the Adventure Valley campers later today–I’m going to give them a big moose hug!
But for now, off to Soccer to watch our World Cup tournament! Until next time…
Manny the Moose