During every Summer Camp session, each camper will experience “Trail.” This uniquely Manito-wish experience sees small groups (two counselors and four or five campers) packing provisions and gear and venturing out into the northwoods wilderness. Their destination: Any number of rustic, undeveloped campsites along their route. The duration: Two to seven nights, depending on their age and experience level. Their goal: Adopt new outdoor skills, explore the natural world and learn something about themselves.
Along the way, they’ll camp, cook, travel and put their leadership skills to the test. They will be amazed, inspired and challenged. And they’ll return with newfound confidence in their leadership and abilities. It’s a transformative experience that puts them on a positive path, ready to achieve any goal they choose to set for themselves. But one thing’s for certain: They’ll set that bar high.
“She couldn't stop talking about how much fun she had on the trail! She enjoyed her counselor with her incredibly positive attitude and all the girls on her trip.”
Camp Manito-wish YMCA secures permits with the following: Superior National Forest, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario Crown Land, Custer National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Nez Perce National Forest, Pukaskwa National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska State Forest, and Tongass National Forest.