First Virtual Fireside

In these times, being able to come together as a community is more important than ever. We hope you can join us this Friday Night at 7:00 PM EST, for our 1st Virtual Fireside for a special evening. At Fireside, we take time out of our week to slow down and think about what we are grateful for. In addition to our Fireside, we have planned other exciting ways to connect with each other and contribute to the world around us. We feel lucky to be part of a strong camp community and are looking forward to staying connected with you through these events and initiatives.

VIRTUAL FIRESIDE HOSTED ON ZOOM

Fireside will be hosted on ZOOM, we will send an email early Friday with the MEETING ID. Get excited as we announce our official Fireside theme for 2020! Join The Manitou Team, this year’s summer series speaker Abdi Iftin, last year’s speaker Anthony McLean, and our whole community to share in our Fireside traditions. To end off the evening, we are excited to premiere our Virtual Fireside Song – thank you to our many contributors!

INSTAGRAM LIVE TAKEOVER WITH CAMP CELEBRITIES

Want to connect with camp from your own home? Starting Saturday, March 28, every day at 4:00 PM EST (Toronto), join us on Camp Manitou’s Instagram LIVE stream with a camp celebrity for a fun activity for you, your friends and your family. CLICK HERE for additional instructions.

JOIN THE #MANITOUHANDWASHCHALLENGE

It’s time to join the #MANITOUHANDWASHCHALLENGE 🤲🧼 Follow along with Head Counsellor Chris McKibbin and then post your own recording – washing and singing the song using the hashtag! Let’s stay safe and healthy with the fun spirit of Manitou! CLICK HERE for the lyrics if needed. We will repost all challenges we receive!

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?

EVANGEL HALL

Supporting Evangel Hall Mission, one of the shelters we work with closely during the year that has had to close their doors temporarily. They have asked for the following help:

·Create Messages of Hope or Draw Pictures

·Mail $10-$20 Grocery Store Gift Cards

These can be mailed to Evangel Hall Mission (ATTN: Cards of Hope, 552 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 3W8) 

VE’AHAVTA

Ve’ahavta has listed ways you can help through financial need or physical donations, click HERE for more information. 

CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION

A COVID-19 Crisis Support Fund has been set up to assist youth as young as 18 who have “aged out” of care. Donate HERE to help with basic necessities such as food, safe housing, and access to critical mental health supports and other virtual programs they desperately need. 

THANK FRONTLINE WORKERS

If you are able to leave your home, drop off letters to grocery store and pharmacy attendants who have been kind enough to work out of their homes.

KNOW A HEALTHCARE STUDENT?

There is an opportunity to volunteer for health professions students to assist with childcare for health care workers. Here is a link to share: https://bit.ly/healthstudentsupport

HELPING NEIGHBOURS

Checking with your neighbours around your home for anyone who may be living alone and putting a note in their mailbox such as the one that Co-Owner Jeff’s Wilson mother received this week.

HAVE AN IDEA?

Please email us at camp@manitoucamp.com with any ideas or thoughts on how we can support the world around us! We welcome all suggestions you have. Thank you for taking part!

-Mark, Jeff & the Director Team

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