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Manitou Theatre is Back!

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by Camp Manitou

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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by Jennifer White

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 […]

The First Activity Day!

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YAHOO! The campers are here and it’s officially the first day of activities! All of our cabins are travelling around camp and going to all sorts of activities. Some cabins are trying things for the first time, and some are old pros, but in every case they’re all laughing and smiling and having the best […]

Camp Has Started!

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WOW WOW WOW! The most exciting part of camp is here….our campers have arrived! And now camp has OFFICIALLY started! We got to see the smiling faces of all our campers (and all of you wonderful parents) as they came in to camp. I saw a lot of returning faces, and I got to meet […]

Getting Ready for Campers!

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WOWEE! It’s been a tough year, but we are finally back at Manitou and we can’t wait until all of our camper friends join us! Our Unit Heads, Activity Heads, Specialists, Admin and Directors have been hard at work putting the final touches on camp. The Kitchen Staff are cooking up the best meals we’ve […]

💌 May 8th is Provincial Camp Letter Writing Day!

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by Alec Amato

Dear Manitou Community, Tomorrow, Saturday, May 8th, the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) is calling on every camp community to take part in the Provincial Camp Letter Writing Day. As we continue to plan and hope for another summer at Manitou, we need your support in reaching out to Doug Ford to safely reopen overnight camps. Every […]

🏒 The Manitou Hockey Playoff Pool is Back!

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by Alec Amato

Dear Manitou Community, After much demand, the Manitou Hockey Playoff Pool is back! With more time spent at home right now in our Manitou sweats cheering on the Leafs, we have become even more invested in this year’s NHL season! We are excited to announce that we have joined forces with The Playoff Hockey Challenge & […]