What sets Manito-wish programs apart from the rest? They all share a singular focus to build character and leadership skills. Whether you’re enrolling in Summer Camp , embarking on an Outpost adventure, taking part in a Leadership or training session or joining a group or event , every experience is designed to engage, inspire and instill new skills, new confidence and new understanding of yourself and the world around you. That’s our philosophy. Our purpose. That’s Camp Manito-wish YMCA. 

“I think part of the genius of the camp is that you don't outgrow it. There is always the next challenge or the next role: Summer Camp to Outpost to Leadership. Manito-wish is very unique in this capacity.”

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.