YAHOO! It’s been another exciting last few days at Manitou and there’s so much to share with you all!
We finished off Community Week and it was an incredible success! Our campers and staff raised thousands of dollars which will support the Parry Sound Friendship Centre and a documentary film covering residential school survivors. They created and participated in many different unique activities to raise funds, and I think everyone is really proud of the work they accomplished.
On Saturday, we had our second last theatre show of the summer, which was Little Shop of Horrors. Our Junior unit put on an incredible show complete with singing, dancing, and puppetry! The amazing cast and crew put on a fantastic show, and I know we will be talking about it for years to come.
And yesterday was the last activity day of the summer! I saw campers finishing up their projects at the different arts activities and polishing off their skills at different sports. I know some campers tried to get up in Waterski one last time, and some were putting the final coat of paint on those Pottery projects.
Just last night we had our final Theatre show of the summer, which was Legally Blonde performed by the Seniors and CITs. It was an amazing show, and the big cast put on an incredible production of the show. I’m always impressed by the talent we have at this camp, and how well our campers pull of these shows!
And then after the play was the highlight of the summer for most of our campers and staff…the start of WORLD GAMES 2021! We went to the opening of the games and learned that this year the teams were Egypt, led by Adventure Park Head Jonah Opler and Creative Arts Head Amber Hartley, and team Italy, led by Theatre Head Robbie Dryer and OCS Head Lexi Gottlieb. Our captains and steering committees did amazing dances and speeches to present their teams to the campers, and everyone was already cheering and showing their spirit for their teams.
It’s an exciting time for all of us here at camp, and I know everyone is excited for the next three days of World Games!
Manny the Moose