At Camp Manito-wish YMCA, our singular goal is to build character and leadership qualities — and we work to realize that goal in time-tested, intentional ways. Whether youth are involved in a Summer Camp session, exploring the wilderness in Outpost or enrolled in a Leadership program, each experience is designed to encourage and instill eight core attributes:
- Awareness of self and others
Since the very beginning of Manito-wish, these qualities have proven vital to encouraging personal growth and positive transformations. They’re the building blocks of character that provide a solid foundation for leadership. So we encourage participants to embrace them at every opportunity.
Around Manito-wish, these eight attributes are often referred to and remembered by using the first letter in each word, creating “H.E.A.R. the R.O.A.R.” It’s a roar that rings out powerfully and positively — in word and deed — from anyone who’s had a Manito-wish experience.