The ability to choose from 32 different activities: An ability to literally create your own summer. There is no other camp we know of where children can actually choose from all 32 different activities with no restriction by age for one inclusive price;(whether, art, sports or outdoor adventure programs) and receive their personal activity schedule based on their (and their parents) wishes and desires. These activities can be changed weekly so campers can try 5-10 activities a week or specialize in fewer activities. Giving campers the freedom to choose allows them to challenge themselves, flourish as individuals and go beyond their comfort zone.
Of course our youngest campers are exposed to a much broader range of activities in a more structured and nurturing program while still offering activity choices weekly.
At Manitou, we have every Landsport under the sun with over ten to choose from! Learn skills, join in playing other camps at inter-camp or play in one our house leagues. Each sport is offered to both boys and girls! Whether you love team sports or individual sports, we have it all.
A Manitou experience is about enjoying the outdoors and that means participating in a host of outdoor adventure activities. Whether it be fishing on our pontoon boat, enjoying archery, challenging yourself at our incredible ropes and course/three sided climbing wall or team-building at Adventure Park. In addition, our Eco program, our infamous Manitou Garden, and our Canoe Tripping program ensures you will have an experience of a lifetime.
Being on beautiful Lake Manitou-Wabing, we are so fortunate to offer many different Watersports. From Waterskiing and Wakeboarding with three state of the art boats to offering Swimming lessons and free swim, be sure to check out our Tarzan swing, inflatable water jungle gym and slides! We offer instruction for any age camper and even teach Lifesavings Society Bronze Medallion and Cross. Of course, our lake has perfect winds to Sail or if you wish to enjoy nature we recommend Canoeing and Kayaking on the Manitou River.
At Manitou, at any age, male or female, you can focus on everything from acting and singing in our Musical Theatre program. (Including set design, props, lighting, choreography and directing.) As well, our Dance program offers many genres of Dance from Ballet, to Jazz, Tap, or Hip Hop. Each session the entire camp looks forward to a musical theatre production by each age group along with an incredible Dance show. Interested in music? Check out our Guitar and Rock ’n Roll Studios!
Visual Arts is not just Arts and Crafts but also includes Creative Arts such as sculpture, painting and drawing. We also offer Photography, Video, and Woodworking. In addition, Pottery is a Manitou favourite. Each activity is housed in a pristine studio with experienced and skilled staff to teach you. If you are an Arts kid, you won’t get bored at Manitou!