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TONIGHT AT 7PM EST: Virtual Fireside with Peter Katz!

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by Alec Amato

Tonight would have been the first night of camp. We are missing out on welcoming our Manitou campers both new and old off the buses, eating our classic chicken burger dinner, running through the activity fair, raising our camp flag and settling into our bunks for summer 2020. While we are not able to be […]

đź“ŁTHE 2020 SWAG IS HERE: Our 1st Virtual Camp Pop Up Shop!

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THE WAIT IS OVER! OUR 2020 MANITOU CLOTHING STORE IS FINALLY OPEN! EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO THE GTA – PICKUP ONLY.     HOW DOES IT WORK? Go to https://manitoucampclothing.square.site/ and add some of your favourite new Manitou swag to the cart and proceed to checkout. HOW DO I PICK UP? Clothes are available for pick only from […]

GET INSPIRED: Summer Fireside Series!

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Friday Night Fireside embodies who we are as a community and it’s vital we keep this special connection all summer long. We are excited to announce our Fireside Summer Series program where we will offer 3 impactful evenings for our camp community on June 25, July 16 and August 13. We very purposefully chose the […]

Egg Drop Competition, Bracelet Making, Card Hunt & More!

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IT’S TIME FOR OUR EGG DROP COMPETITION! Come one, come all to Manitou’s Virtual Egg Drop Competition! Can your egg survive the fall? Please join us Wednesday at 5:30 PM EST on ZOOM. You must RSVP in advance – CLICK HERE to sign up for what is guaranteed to a slightly messy and entertaining program! Material list and ZOOM […]

Virtual Programming: Drama/Game Show Club & Story Time!

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We are very excited to announce this week’s virtual programming! Our Freshkids and Sophomores (Grade 1-5) are invited to a bedtime story with co-owner Mark Diamond on Instagram LIVE on Wednesday at 8:00 PM EST – a perfect way to end the day! For our Juniors, Seniors, CITs and Staff (Grade 6+) you can sign […]

CITS 2020: Adopt a Grandparent Program!

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Dear CITs 2020, We hope you are all doing well. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Baycrest, a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. We will be taking part in Baycrest’s “Adopt a Grandparent” initiative, with a pilot […]

IT’S TIKTOK TIME: Join the #manitouchallenge!

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We are very excited to announce we’ve just dropped our very first TikTok! Now this isn’t just any regular TikTok…we’ve created our very own original TikTok dance to a BRAND NEW Manitou Remix! So grab your family, your friends or do it solo and join us for the TikTok #manitouchallenge – let’s go viral this […]

Discover Your Character Powers on May 28th!

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  CHARACTER POWERS PROGRAM: MAY 28TH! We are excited to announce our partnership with Character Powers, which is a social and emotional learning activity for the whole family that emphasizes positivity and wellness. Please RSVP below to join us on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 PM EST on ZOOM for what is sure to be an […]

Fireside Recap & Virtual Programming

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Greetings! Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday night for our 2nd Virtual Fireside on YouTube. We know that is a very difficult time for all of us and we hope that coming together offered a much needed sense of community. Thank you for sticking with us through the technical difficulties – who […]

Final Update on Summer 2020

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Dear Manitou Families, Staff and Friends: Thank you for all your wonderful messages of support during these unprecedented times. Normally at this juncture we would have been focused on site preparation, leadership training, program development and review of camper application, medical and information forms. Instead, each day is filled with obtaining advice from numerous physicians, […]