Virtual Programming Continues: Instagram LIVE Takeover, Super Duper Clean-Up & More!

Week 1 of our Instagram Takeovers has been a resounding success so far! Thank you to everyone who has tuned in at 4:00 PM EST – being able to have a way to connect with the camp community every day is so important during this time.

Please know if you are not able to join us at 4:00 PM, the Instagram livestreams are always available on the Camp Manitou account for 24 hours afterwards. We hope you’ve been enjoying our daily morning announcements from Head Counsellor Chris McKibbin on our Instagram Story too. If you haven’t seem them yet, you can check out our Instagram Takeover story highlights to catch up. Also, if you need a copy of the ‘Baking with Shelley’ recipe from yesterday’s takeover, click HERE – they’re delicious!

Due to the popularity and success of our Instagram Takeovers, we are keeping things going with Week 2 of fun activities and exciting guests for everyone!


We are looking forward to Week 2 – every day at 4:00 PM EST (Toronto time). Join us on Camp Manitou’s Instagram LIVE stream with a Camp Celebrity for a fun activity for you, your friends and your family.



Craving a Morton’s steak dinner or a fancy ice cream sundae party?! Well get ready for Camp Manitou’s Super Duper Clean-Up Competition! Just like any Thursday at camp, it’s time to start tidying up your bedroom and getting creative to show Mark and Jeff you know what it takes to win the ultimate prize. Grab your camera and take us on a virtual tour to capture all the most important details to be judged. In addition to the cleanliness, we all know there are bonus points for the presentation.

Once your video is ready, send it by WeTransfer to Alec at If your file is bigger than 2GB, please get in touch with Alec and he can assist in the video transfer. DEADLINE to submit is Wednesday, April 8th. Tune into Mark and Jeff’s Instagram LIVE Takeover this Thursday at 4:00 PM EST where the winners will be announced!



While at home, we know you are juggling a lot as parents. These are stressful times with lots of big feelings – especially for kids. We know that children and youth cope better with stress when they have accurate information and the right tools. Below are a couple resources we have found that we hope are helpful during these times.



New York Times: The Daily

A Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus“.



Monday, April 6 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: How to Talk with Kids About COVID-19 

Join grief therapists Nicola Elbro, Lisa Robinson and family physician Susan Woolhouse who will provide practical tips about self awareness when having difficult conversations, common roadblocks to communication, approaching the science of COVID-19 in a fun and kid-friendly way and how to stay connected when practicing physical distancing.

Join on ZOOM with information below:



Click HERE COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Talking to Children About the Pandemic



Last week we shared ways to help our community and organizations we partner with through our Manitou Cares Year-Round Initiatives. Our monthly sandwich making program has been put on hold due to public health precautions, meaning 200 less sandwiches for clients in need.

We received an update today from Evangel Hall that your support has made a difference. “Donors like you have stood with EHM throughout the decades, extending a helping hand to people in need. And, during this crisis, you are finding ways to help. You have sent financial gifts, Loblaw gift cards, beautiful pictures drawn by your children, and messages of encouragement. Each gesture of kindness is a spark of hope. Together, you are shining such a strong, gracious light that is reaching everyone EHM assists. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your care.” If you wish to continue to support this organization, please click HERE to find ways to give.


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