All summer long, you’ve heard us (and your kids!) talk about all the great things you get to do at camp: evening activities and exciting new programs abound, not to mention all those impromptu float parades and carnivals.
We sure are lucky to enjoy all that camp has to offer. And at Manitou, it’s especially important to us to pay that gratitude forward. Giving back is at the heart of the Manitou way, and we happen to have lots of fun here doing it. That’s why once a week each season, we host “Community Week,” a 7-day program full of gratitude, empowerment, leadership initiatives and good deeds in the surrounding community.
Community Week kicked off last night starting with Friday Night Fireside guest speaker Spencer West, an inspiring activist from Me to We who redefined possible after having lost his legs at the age of five.
In 2012, Spencer climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro using only his hands and his wheelchair. Like any of our other special guests this season and our wonderful “Camp Is” camper speakers, West embodies the idea of unlimited potential. We’re thrilled to have had him share his story with the camp.
Later this week we’ll have campers from our Theatre program singing at the Lakeland Home, the senior leaders’ trip to the CNIB, Art in the Park, our annual Walk of Hope and much, much more.
We’ll fill you in as each Community Week project comes to fruition. In the meantime, check out the latest edition of the Mosquito for wacky news, camp surveys, silly ads and games for all ages!
Manny Moose & The Manitou Family