About Us / Philosophy

We believe that everyone has the potential to grow in wisdom and stature, to be a positive voice, to be engaged in their community. Put simply, to be a leader. Here, youth encounter a variety of unique, challenging, even life-changing experiences, gaining deeper wisdom, stronger spiritual connections and renewed confidence along the way. Camp Manito-wish YMCA is more than a beautiful place in the northwoods; it’s a philosophy of life and leadership that’s fun to explore and easy to embrace.

“She has become a strong and amazing young woman, and I am so proud of her! I thank you all so much for helping her to "HEAR the ROAR" and embrace life no matter what the challenges may be!”