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The Start of Second Session!

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YAHOO! I can’t believe it, but it’s officially the start of Second Session of summer 2021! But before I get to the start of our exciting new session, let me recap our last couple of days! On Tuesday all of our First Session campers had to sadly pack-out and get ready to go home. But […]

Theatre, Dance, and…MANITOU GAMES!

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WOWZA! We’re almost at the end of First Session and I just can’t believe it! We’ve all been having a blast up here, so I guess time really does fly! Sunday night we had our Dance Show and then our final Theatre show of the session. The Dance Show was incredible, with campers from every […]

Blankets, Freshkids, and Hercules…Oh My!

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YIPPEE! It’s been an awesome couple of days up at camp! We’ve had beautiful sunny weather, great food, and, of course, lots of fun! On Thursday we had our first ever Freshfest for our Freshkid unit. They all went down to our swim docks to play in the water, get some yummy treats, and listen […]

Camp is Bursting With Creativity!

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WOW! It’s been a busy few days here at camp, and I can’t wait to tell you about all the fun stuff that’s been going on! On Sunday morning, we all awoke to find the Dining Hall had been transformed into Smurf Village! The Freshkids and Sophomores got to enjoy a Smurf themed breakfast put […]

Patience and Perseverance Do Pay Off

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Well, after two full weeks of camp we are delighted, even ecstatic, to officially declare that Summer 2021 feels like a normal summer again! It wasn’t easy getting there, and for some kids it will still be a process to get to where they were two summers ago, but it’s now clear that the positivity […]

Manitou Theatre is Back!

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Golly gee! I am in such a great mood today, because on Thursday Manitou theatre came back with the first production of the summer. We saw the Freshkids and Sophomores perform Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and it was incredible! From Willy to Charlie to the big cast of Oompa Loompas, our campers were […]

An Awesome Carnival!

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YAHOO! It’s been an exciting few days at camp, and I can’t wait to tell you about all the fun we’re having! Our cabins have been rotating to different activities all around camp and have been working on some amazing projects. I’ve seen chia pets made at Greenhouse, bowls being glazed at Pottery, and French […]

Evening Programs, Survivor, Friday Night Fireside, and Lots of Talent!

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YIPPEE! It’s been a great first week at camp and I can barely contain my excitement! There is so much to catch up on! The campers and staff are always laughing and smiling, and the sun has been shining down on Lake Manitou-Wabing. Even on our rainiest day, everyone sang and danced and went mudsliding. […]

Patience, Perseverance and Time.

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by Jennifer White

After 16 months of our children being locked up, they are finally in their little piece of heaven. But heaven can be a strange place when you have just been through hell. Recent data now shows that 50-70% of children have anxiety disorders as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These numbers are, quite […]

Our First Fireside!

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Last night we had our first Friday Night Fireside. Yes, we know it was Saturday but going with the theme of “pivoting” this summer we had to be a bit flexible with the dates. And besides, a Saturday night Friday Night Fireside is way better than no Fireside at all!  While we were not able […]