Since 1970, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has operated as an independently chartered YMCA, with its own Board of Directors and complete control over its activity and destiny. In an era that has brought new changes and challenges with each decade, the fact that Manito-wish has continued to thrive and prosper is a testimony to the leadership and efforts of these board members.

Manito-wish is governed by a board of directors whose boundless energy is rivaled only by their unwavering enthusiasm for our mission. From fundraising for new facilities to establishing new programs to reinforcing the priorities and values that make Manito-wish so exceptional, our Board has always provided the guidance, wisdom and helping hands needed to achieve our mission.

2018 Board of Directors

  • Thuy Barron, Mequon, WI
  • Thomas Basting Jr, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kimberly Beiser, Minocqua, WI
  • Cathy Berch, Boulder Junction, WI
  • Ian Brown, Reston, VA
  • Jane Delzer, Waukesha, WI
  • Anne (Schmeling) Derber, Presque Isle, WI
  • Dean Dietrich, Wausau, WI
  • Daniel Donoghue, Barrington, IL
  • Gregory Friese, Stevens Point, WI
  • Nanette (Thompson) Garrison, Seattle, WA
  • Philip Halley, Milwaukee, WI
  • John Kannengeiser, Beloit, WI
  • Eric Lorenz, Mequon, Wi
  • Kirsten (Fabkee) Mc Kee, Madison, WI
  • Katherine (Berganthal) Melander, Excelsior, MN
  • Scott Nagle, Madison, WI
  • Victor Reckmeyer, Shorewood, WI
  • Guy Roe, Minocqua, WI
  • George Roth, Milwaukee, WI
  • Robert Ruch, Urbandale, IA
  • Stewart Stone, Paul, MN
  • Judy Tegtmeyer, Northfield, MN
  • Caroline (Bone) Templeton, Oregon, WI
  • Richard Valiga, Waukesha, WI
  • Steven Weber, Henderson, NV
  • Daniel Winter, Evansville, WI
  • Elizabeth Ziegler, Evanston, IL


“Not only did students come back from this trip describing how amazing it was, but they came back acting in a way that reflected what they learned.  I have witnessed them be more consistently engaged in volunteering at school and in the community, be more mindful of their peers, and in many cases, be enthusiastic about returning as mentors for a new class of participants.  This is all the result of the intentional and dynamic way that Camp Manitowish Staff talked with us beforehand about outc…
Michael Greuel, Social Sciences and Theology Teacher