Canada Day!

WAZOO! The past couple of days have been fun fun fun! We’ve had beautiful weather up here at camp, and it’s been perfect for taking a dip in the lake or just hanging out with friends! On Sunday we had another full day of activities, and I walked around to see our campers participating in their various activities. I saw campers playing a Volleyball game, sailboats out on the perfect lake, and people building all sorts of things at Woodworking!

We ended a full Manitou day the way we always do on Sundays…with an outdoor dinner! Chef Will and the kitchen staff really outdid themselves this time with the tastiest burgers this old moose has ever eaten! The outdoor dinner was made even better by the tailgate we had…a Canadian Staff vs. International Staff Basketball Game! The Canadian team pulled out a win this time, but a rematch may be coming soon. To end off Sunday evening, we had our first Cabin Activity night of the summer. Cabin Activities are when counsellors plan fun things for their campers to do, and they have the chance to be silly and bond as a cabin. I saw cabins tubing, going out on the pontoon boat, playing capture the flag, and even doing their very own candy version of Master Chef! As always, it was the perfect end to a perfect day!

When our campers woke up today and entered the Dining Hall, they saw that it had been completely transformed into a Canadian wonderland! There were Canadian flags, red and white streamers, and some amazing Canada Day posters and banners made by our extremely talented Creative Arts campers. Ben Keast, our Head of Theatre, led ‘Oh Canada’ with a choir of campers and we had Canadian music playing all breakfast long. It’s great to see so many of our campers and staff dressed up to show their patriotism for Canada Day, and I can’t wait to see the Manitou spirit come out again for other camp-wide programs!

Happy Canada Day from this moose to all of you! I’m off to see my friend Robbie Dryer, the Head of Radio, to listen to some Canadian tunes!

Yours Moosily,

Manny the Moose

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