Camp Manito-wish YMCA was originally founded as a summer camp — but that was just the beginning. Through the years, we’ve constantly sought new ways to enhance our programs, attract new participants and promote our mission and vision. As a result, the Manito-wish experience is now available via three major program areas and a variety of special events and group opportunities. Review the summaries below to learn more about our programs; then use the links in the navigation bar to find available positions in each area.
Summer Camp provides a combination of traditional camp activities (archery, horsemanship, swimming, etc.) and wilderness tripping to youth entering 5th to 10th grade. There are separate boys and girls sessions. Boys can choose one of two two-week sessions that extend from mid-June thru mid-July; girls are offered two two-week sessions that extend from mid-July thru mid-August. Both boys and girls have the option of signing up for a four-week session that spans their respective time periods.
Outpost is a wilderness tripping program for teens entering 9th to 12th grade. These are progressive trips; as a camper’s age and experience level increases, trips grow from 9 to 45 days and destinations move further afield (our array of offerings spans most of northern North America).
Leadership is both a program and a program philosophy. It operates year-round and hosts middle-school/high school classes, colleges and universities, and youth-serving agencies. Leadership also provides program options in cooperation with Summer Camp and Outpost programs.
Food Service/Kitchen staff fuel all the fun, action and growth at Manito-wish. Under the direction of our executive chef, Manito-wish has built a reputation for exceptional cuisine.
Gatherings cover a variety of activities that can range from family reunions to women’s retreats to school and community groups. Usually hosted in fall, winter and spring, though some may be scheduled during the summer months.
Miscellaneous employment represents a variety of positions that can range from nurse and driver to chaplain and management team. Check back often for new and diverse opportunities.