Happy 4th of July!

After basking in a sea of red and white for our exciting Canada 150 celebrations, the enthusiasm at camp couldn’t be higher! Chef William treated us royally on July 1st with Red and White Waffles followed by some world class poutine at lunch – a real Canadian hit! Today we celebrated our US campers and staff with a Happy Independence Day and added some blue to the colorful display of patriotism here at Manitou.
Maybe the silver lining in the soggy lead-up to camp is that we sure do appreciate it when the sun is shining and the skies are blue. There’s plenty to do around here when it rains but nothing beats the energy of a real summer day. The amazing blueberry smoothies whipped up by our kitchen crew provided just the right pick-me-up midday and our new Mastercraft ski boat was working overtime as camp positively exploded with excitement!
Our CITs rolled back into camp today with plenty of stories after an inspiring four-day canoe trip in Killarney. Campers have settled in beautifully and are loving our new fitness studio and we’ve even enjoyed the occasional sunset cruise on our new pontoon boat. There’s no better way to appreciate all that surrounds us here than to witness it at its most peaceful time of day. So much to be thankful for as the sun goes down on day 6 here at Manitou!
I’ve got to go now, it’s cabin activity night, where so many campers will have a chance to try something new and even for the first time! Can’t wait to see the excitement on their faces! After the activities we have lots of camp fires going and my guess is we can sample more than a few s’mores!
Keep you posted,
Manny

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