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How We Keep Cool At Manitou!

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Although Manitou 2018 has just started, there is one thing we know about the summer already…it has been hot hot hot!!! While we don’t have much A/C like you readers may in the city, up here we have other ways of beating the heat including the beautiful winds that cross the lake, go up Main […]

A Fireside Welcome

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Two nights ago we had Manitou’s first Friday Night Fireside of 2018, and there’s only one word to describe it: magical. After the campers enjoyed free swim in the warmest lake we’ve had in years, and everyone finished off their traditional Friday night meal of chicken, veggies and potatoes, the sun was setting and we […]

First Day Fun!

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Wowza! Our countdown clock has struck zero and everyone has arrived at camp for the Summer of 2018! The busses rolled in and all our excited campers ran through a tunnel of welcoming arms—a Manitou classic! After everyone got settled in their cabins, we all gathered for our traditional first night meal—tasty chicken burgers. And […]

Counting Down the Minutes!

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It was another amazing day here yesterday at Manitou! The sun was shining, the birds were singing…even our new adopted bunny rabbit was feeling fine!  Now that all of the activities are being set up for our campers, I can count down the minutes until everyone arrives. Everything looks great, and I know the campers […]

Birthdays, Counsellors, and Bags…Oh My!

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I just finished off another delicious breakfast – Manitou McMuffins – from our amazing Chef William, and wanted to tell you all about our day yesterday up here at Manitou! The counselors were hard at work, starting off the day with waterfront and First Aid training. Our friend Eric “Shendy” Shendelman, of Shendy’s Swim School, […]

A Beautiful Night at Fireside

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Yesterday was another jam-packed day up here at Manitou. Although the temperature went up and down, not a drop of rain was felt, and the skies were clear by lunchtime! With all of our staff here, we had more swim checks, a salsa dancing extravaganza for our head staff, and for the first time in […]

Making Connections!

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After a busy Saturday, I can’t wait to update you all on everything that’s been happening up here at camp! All of our staff arrived safe and sound, and were greeted by our snazzy new tech signs posted all around the camp that remind us Manitou 2018 is all about finding the connection WITHOUT all […]

Welcome to Summer 2018!

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It’s hard to believe a year has passed and we’re already back at Manitou for summer 2018. Though we don’t have our hundreds of campers up here yet, our staff have been arriving and making our summer home just perfect. The sun has been shining non-stop and the lake is at perfect swimming temperature! Wednesday saw […]

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 [...]