Resources / Financial Aid

Camp Manito-wish YMCA enjoys a strong history and commitment to providing an outstanding Manito-wish experience to all who want to participate. Our fee structure, payment plan options and Campership program are in place to make this happen, by striving to make our programs affordable for everyone. The following are considerations regarding paying for Camp:

Fee choice

All of our program offerings have an actual fee and an adjusted fee . Actual fees reflect the real costs needed to deliver a Manito-wish experience. Fees include ALL activities, equipment use, wilderness trip, meals, lodging, and facilities.

Those who can’t afford the actual fee can opt for the adjusted fee, made possible through the generosity of contributions to our Annual Fund Drive and Endowment Fund , which make up the difference in cost.

Simply choose the fee that is most suitable for your family. The fee you choose in no way influences the experience your camper will receive.

Payment Plans

Our goal is to work together with you to provide this experience for your child. If payment plans can make this happen, we stand ready to customize a plan with you. Please contact Karmen Tornow, Director of Finance and Administration at or 715-385-2312.


Like scholarships provide assistance for college, Camperships provide financial assistance for a Manito-wish experience. Camperships are funded through our Endowment & Annual Fund Drive by generous donors who believe strongly in the Manito-wish program and the influence it has had in their lives. They want to ensure that as many young people as possible benefit from the experience in the ways they have. Click here for a Campership application.

"Yes, sometimes we have to reprioritize, but we know that our investment comes back ten-fold in our daughter's life."