|At Camp Manitou, everybody knows each other's name, from
the 16 year old CITs to the 7 year old low sophomores to the
camp owners. No one is excluded. Camp Activities like College
League, Color War, and Inter-camp sports promote bonding
between campers. As a current camper, my life has been
shaped by my time at Manitou and I could not imagine my life
without it. I have made some of my closest friends there,
friends that I get together with outside of camp too.
The Camp facilities are overwhelming as well. Although it is a
sports camp, you do not need to be athletic to have fun and this
shows in the creative center and waterfront. For the athletic
ones, there is a state of the art baseball field, although you
would do best to stay off the infield lest risk the wrath of
Athletic Director Joel, and a basketball/weight room facility,
alumni hall, that is nicer than my school's basketball facility.
My first summer I was homesick, but luckily there are staff
members specifically dedicated to helping homesick campers.
Also, campers get plenty of phone calls and letter
correspondence to keep up with news from home. Camp
Manitou is my home away from home, and you should all
consider coming to such a wonderful place.