Our Value System
At Manitou our value system is at the core of everything we do as we embrace a culture that emphasizes respect for self and others, for new ideas and for the environment. Children leave camp bringing home a toolbox full of the skills they require to function as healthy adults; resilience, cooperation, leadership, empathy, social responsibility and an appreciation for what they have with an understanding of how they can contribute to the world around them. Inclusion, appreciation, integrity and tolerance are hallmarks of our camp culture. These values are inculcated to our campers as Freshkids through their Senior and CIT years.
Our ultimate goal is to build character, and cultivate confidence in your child. In fact through our Manitou Cares initiatives, campers, during the summer and the school year are given opportunities to participate in programs that help make our world a better place. Whether it be at Friday Night Fireside, Community Week or our ‘Walk of Hope,’ we teach the importance of giving back to their own community as well as to the world around them. We view our role as camp directors in supporting your family a full year obligation.