Our cabins are more than collections of log and timber. They’re a camper’s hang-out place, rustic retreat, and home away from home. So we make sure they’re comfortable, accommodating and well-maintained.
Each cabin has its own name, as well as a unique floorplan. But they all share several features in common. Every cabin has a sitting room with wood-burning fireplace for cool summer nights and a bunkroom that accommodates approximately twelve (two counselors and eight to ten campers). Some “double cabins” provide two bunkrooms and an enlarged sitting area. Washhouses with showers, sinks and toilets are located a short walk from all cabins.
Campers stay in their cabins with other campers of similar age, along with two counselors who are the same gender as the campers. The cabin group is the nucleus of the Manito-wish community — sharing meals, wilderness trips, and attending afternoon program activities together. They also share in the upkeep of their cabin, pitching in each morning to clean, sweep and tidy up their rustic home. In this way, they learn responsibility, build character and help their fellow cabin-mates keep a comfortable, cozy home.
“She was filled with stories and laughter. She has already reached out to some of her cabin mates through letters and email.”