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🤝 Manitou Cares November Programs

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MANITOU CARES PRESENTS… Manitou Cares is back for another year and we have some exciting volunteer and fundraising events headed your way. We can’t wait to see what the Manitou community will do to make the world a better place this year and these events are just the beginning!  THE VE’AHAVTA PROJECT IS BACK!  Once […]

Community Week 2022

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On Friday night we kicked off Community Week 2022, one of the most fulfilling and exciting weeks at Manitou. We began the week by welcoming Emmanuel Jal who started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. Through music and motivational storytelling, he shared messages of hope and perseverance and inspired us […]

Halloween at Manitou!

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Camp was a little bit spookier as we kicked off Manitou Halloween. Activities made decorations and campers and staff worked on their costumes in preparation for the big night. We had our epic Halloween dance, where we all danced together in our costumes. Our LITs put together an incredible haunted house and after the rain […]

A Fireside to kick off Second Session!

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We recently had our first Friday Night Fireside of 2nd session and as per Manitou tradition, campers that came to camp last summer for the first time spoke to our new campers about their experience. They offered anecdotes to provide guidance and words of wisdom. It is one thing when a Head Staff member or […]

Manny Games Was Magical!

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First session ended with a bang as campers and staff participated in an epic Manny Games! Four teams competed to see which fairytale would “bring the magic” back to Manitou. The teams were Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had songs, dances, spirit […]

🎪 The Carnival is Here!

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HIP HIP HOORAY – our 2022 Carnival was one for the ages! Our campers came down to Main Field and had the chance to play and have fun on a whole variety of inflatables, including an obstacle course and a super slide! Additionally, there was a foam party, butter sculpture making, face painting and more. […]

🤝 CNIB and Manitou

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Friday Night Fireside is our favourite evening of the week. Some of our older campers were discussing with the directors that everyone knows at fireside to embrace it, and truly as our poem says be their best self. This past week, we took thirty of our oldest campers, the Leaders-in-Training (LITs), to Canadian National Institute for the […]

🚀SPACE DAY WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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On Monday, Manitou was sent to outer space! We had a fun-filled day beginning with a space themed breakfast – a UFO even landed in the dining hall! 👽 Many of our activities got involved and led space day events. Creative Arts had a mock-rocket crash event where campers had to find and assemble pieces […]

🚌 The Tour of Humanity

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Friday Night Fireside is our most special time of the week and once again, this week was no exception. Every Junior, Senior and CIT participated in the “Tour of Humanity” bus through the Simon Wiesenthal Center and this wonderful presentation opened up their eyes to ensuring we always take a stand and never turn away […]

Homesick and Happy

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Last year around this time we wrote a blog titled “patience, perseverance and time.” If you have time to read last year’s blog, we encourage you to do so, as it sets a good benchmark of the feel of camp compared to last year at this time. Although some collective anxiety remains from the last […]