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Our Last Night of Camp

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Never have we seen so many tears. It was for sure the summer of all summers. Read on to hear what some of our campers and staff had to say as we enjoyed our final banquet, camper awards, five year backpack ceremony along with a wonderful “slide show”, and the camp singing three days in [...]

The Walk of Hope

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A special evening of learning and hope to make a positive difference in our world: Last night before our poignant Walk of Hope, we shared with our campers and staff the many values that we hold so important here at Manitou. We ask that you set aside 15 minutes of your day to watch the video [...]

One of the most inspiring evenings in Manitou history

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https://vimeo.com/228509434 We had a wonderful, inspiring evening last night as we welcomed the Lake family, representing the charity AUTISM SPEAKS, our charity for second month. Fireside started with our usual candle ceremony honouring campers in each unit for representing the Manitou values. We also had a wonderful Sophomore do our “Camp Is” speech as she [...]

We Love Special Activity Days at Manitou

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As you know, at Manitou kids can really develop their skills because they pick their own activities and change them weekly!  But we also love to have fun, special days at activities throughout the summer. After all, camp is about new and exciting events that require creativity and imagination. Just today for example, Fitness held a [...]

A Day in the Manitou Life – July 31st

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Let’s make a deal, intercamp tryouts, Halloween, canoe trips, an inline hockey tourney, a triathlon, quidditch by the lake, MHL hockey action, camp wide dance….That’s how we ended the month of July yesterday. All that and so much more!!  It was an epic day topped off with Chef William’s annual Steak-Frites dinner complete with homemade [...]

Second Session is in Full Swing!

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We are sailing into second session--We can’t believe almost 250 new second session camper arrived (an all-time record)!  But the nicest part is how well they are adapting to camp.  This is in large part is due to the camp culture where long-time campers welcome the new kids and where the first month campers understand [...]

MLSE FOUNDATION CARNIVAL

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Today Manitou hosted a very special Carnival in support of the MLSE Foundation. Watch the video below to learn more about our exciting event!

Greetings from the Manitou Kitchen!

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Feeding over 400 hungry campers and our staff is no small task! Not only do we strive to make food that kids get excited about, we are equally focused on providing healthy choices and engaging in responsible food practices. It is our duty as camp directors to acknowledge that agriculture and food production has a [...]

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One camp day is like a month in the city when you think of how much happens up here in camp life! Today the kids woke up to beautiful sunshine and were summoned to poleflag to start off their day instead of flagpole to finish ... it was backwards day at Manitou! With yummy pasta [...]

Two Weeks at Camp Have Flown By!

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It feels like we blinked and two weeks have flown by! What our Manitou kids have accomplished in this time is extraordinary. Campers have participated in over 15 activities, 10 evening programs and six special bunk activities with everyone jumping in with both feet and soaking it all up. New and lasting friendships have been [...]