COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Board Approved August 2017 & November 2019

Camp Manito-wish YMCA strives to create an inclusive environment by upholding human dignity, valuing diversity, and acknowledging unique experiences.

The commitment statement is the DEI committees guiding principal along with the mission and vison.

Why Is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Important to Camp?

Simply stating the words of the commitment statement is not enough.  It is important to Camp that we are intentionally creating spaces for all Manito-wishers to feel like they belong at Camp and can bring their authentic selves to their experience and community. The board of directors of Camp Manito-wish and our entire staff team are committed to creating an environment that provides an opportunity for everyone to find success at Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

There are many forms of diversity. Some of which are shown on the Diversity Wheel .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does Equity mean to Camp Manito-wish?

Equity is about meeting our participants where they are in order to allow everyone to have the opportunity to find success at Camp. It is not an attempt to create the same experience for everyone, as everyone is unique. Just like we wouldn’t give the tallest camper the smallest paddle – we would give them the size that is best for them so they have an equitable chance to have their own Manito-wish Experience.

Our journey is ever evolving. The DEI committee, formed in 2018, was designed to help Camp continue to improve. This committee does this by evaluating current policies, practices, procedures and programs to work towards creating an environment that is safe and welcoming for all.

Based upon our progress on our objectives attached to the strategic plan, Camp has engaged, Niambi Jaha-Echols, of Cross Cultural Agility, LLC as a consultant to provide an external audit and assist in creating internal audit procedures.

Currently the DEI committee is comprised of 5-6 full time staff and 2-4 seasonal staff members who serve 2-year terms. Committee members include: Tracy Watson and Jeff Pereles Co-Chairs, Sean Hurtubise, Ezler Jandrasi, Ansley Laev, Tim Sheehan, Ally Sheehan, Karmen Tornow, Ali Warner, and Quincy Williams.

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DEI Committee Goals

 Goal 1. Further Infuse DEI Best Practices into Staff & Camper Recruitment and Outreach

Goal 2.  Review of Boulder Lake Property for Incorporation of DEI Best Practices

Goal 3.  Incorporate DEI Best Practices into Camp Program Preparation, Planning, and Execution       

Goal 4.  Incorporate DEI Best Practices into our Development & Financial Operations

Goal 5.  Organizationally Meet or Exceed DEI Best Practices

Each goal has various strategies and objectives to provide for the accomplishment of the goals. Clink on this link to see the entire strategic plan goals and strategies. For a listing of objectives, which have already been accomplished, click here.

Education/Resources

At Manito-wish, we believe that we are stronger when we are inclusive and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive and belong.  Camp Manito-wish YMCA is committed to continuing to learn and educate ourselves along our journey to ensure we are utilizing best practices so that the Manito-wish experience is one that is without unconscious barriers.  Below you will find resources that you may find helpful on your own journey.

 

Advancing Equity Video

Testimonials

We support Manito-wish because of its commitment to youth, leadership training, outdoor education, long-standing traditions, character development, and simple pleasure.
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Testimonials

We support Manito-wish because of its commitment to youth, leadership training, outdoor education, long-standing traditions, character development, and simple pleasure.
V. A.

COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Board Approved August 2017 & November 2019

Camp Manito-wish YMCA strives to create an inclusive environment by upholding human dignity, valuing diversity, and acknowledging unique experiences.

The commitment statement is the DEI committees guiding principal along with the mission and vison.

Why Is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Important to Camp?

Simply stating the words of the commitment statement is not enough.  It is important to Camp that we are intentionally creating spaces for all Manito-wishers to feel like they belong at Camp and can bring their authentic selves to their experience and community. The board of directors of Camp Manito-wish and our entire staff team are committed to creating an environment that provides an opportunity for everyone to find success at Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

There are many forms of diversity. Some of which are shown on the Diversity Wheel .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does Equity mean to Camp Manito-wish?

Equity is about meeting our participants where they are in order to allow everyone to have the opportunity to find success at Camp. It is not an attempt to create the same experience for everyone, as everyone is unique. Just like we wouldn’t give the tallest camper the smallest paddle – we would give them the size that is best for them so they have an equitable chance to have their own Manito-wish Experience.

Our journey is ever evolving. The DEI committee, formed in 2018, was designed to help Camp continue to improve. This committee does this by evaluating current policies, practices, procedures and programs to work towards creating an environment that is safe and welcoming for all.

Based upon our progress on our objectives attached to the strategic plan, Camp has engaged, Niambi Jaha-Echols, of Cross Cultural Agility, LLC as a consultant to provide an external audit and assist in creating internal audit procedures.

Currently the DEI committee is comprised of 5-6 full time staff and 2-4 seasonal staff members who serve 2-year terms. Committee members include: Tracy Watson and Jeff Pereles Co-Chairs, Sean Hurtubise, Ezler Jandrasi, Ansley Laev, Tim Sheehan, Ally Sheehan, Karmen Tornow, Ali Warner, and Quincy Williams.

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DEI Committee Goals

 Goal 1. Further Infuse DEI Best Practices into Staff & Camper Recruitment and Outreach

Goal 2.  Review of Boulder Lake Property for Incorporation of DEI Best Practices

Goal 3.  Incorporate DEI Best Practices into Camp Program Preparation, Planning, and Execution       

Goal 4.  Incorporate DEI Best Practices into our Development & Financial Operations

Goal 5.  Organizationally Meet or Exceed DEI Best Practices

Each goal has various strategies and objectives to provide for the accomplishment of the goals. Clink on this link to see the entire strategic plan goals and strategies. For a listing of objectives, which have already been accomplished, click here.

Education/Resources

At Manito-wish, we believe that we are stronger when we are inclusive and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive and belong.  Camp Manito-wish YMCA is committed to continuing to learn and educate ourselves along our journey to ensure we are utilizing best practices so that the Manito-wish experience is one that is without unconscious barriers.  Below you will find resources that you may find helpful on your own journey.

 

Advancing Equity Video