Mailing address: Camp Manito-wish YMCA • PO Box 246 • Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Street address: 5650 Camp Manitowish Lane • Boulder Junction, WI 54512 (directions)
We support Manito-wish because of its commitment to youth, leadership training, outdoor education, long-standing traditions, character development, and simple pleasure.
Every day he and his trip mates worked through challenges together. Every day they got closer….It was one of the best, and most formative, experiences he’s ever had.
The Manito-wish Leadership Program has had a tremendous impact on our school. We have been coming to Manito-wish since 1990 and have always had a great experience.
What a great treat to see 12 advanced trips come in and learn about the trail experiences of each of them. They start at camp, go off on a well planned and executed long wilderness experience, and return to camp on the same day, 12 different groups. No one else does this!
We are so glad that we found out about Camp Manito-wish. It was definitely a life changing time for my daughter. She is definitely more confident and has high hopes for herself this year in school.
“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
She came home and started doing chores without being asked at all! She said, ‘Well we had detail at camp so I think I should help at home without asking to.
It was one of the most influential experiences of my life and I’d like others to benefit as I did.
The training and conversations he experienced seems to have changed his outlook on life. He is extremely positive and loving. He is very strong. Because of who he is becoming, his potential for the future will probably pass my dreams for him.
Watching the students tackle the challenges posed by the activities at Camp has enhanced my own appreciation, both for the students and for the work done by the Manito-wish staff and colleagues.