Leadership Update

Team Building

Mark Zanoni, Leadership Program Outreach Director

Sean Hurtubise, Leadership Program Director

After providing group programming for 11 of the past 12 months, the Leadership Program is continuing its evolution towards year-round service. January and February proved to be a particularly poignant example of our program growth, with a near doubling of programs from 2017 to 2018.

New program partnerships:

  • Denmark Community School (Denmark, WI)
  • Our Lady of the Lake school (Ashland, WI)
  • Marywood Spirituality Franciscan Spirituality Center (Boulder Junction, WI)
  • Chequamegon School district (Park Falls, WI)

 We also welcomed back  returning groups,  like the Medical College of Wisconsin and Bayfield Middle School, UW Madison Jones Leadership Center and others. All of these partnerships provide opportunities for us to further develop the breadth of our winter Manito-wish experiences.

An exciting expansion of the Leadership Program is Mark’s new role as the Leadership Program Outreach Director. Spending time on the road each month, he is developing introductory and post-programming curriculum to further enrich both the in-camp and transitionary aspects of the program. This is critical for developing a partnership relationship with the organizations we serve and it assists in deepening and strengthening the programs that we provide here at camp.

With a new Leadership Program Director (Sean Hurtubise) in place and a steady flow of staff, we are looking forward to the excitement of the spring and summer season greeting us as old friends. Sean has worked in our summer camp and leadership programs as a facilitator, counselor and administrator over the last few years and brings a breadth of experience with non-profits and schoolbased programs in the Twin Cities to his new role at Manito-wish. We are very excited to have him on board.

The Manito-wish Leadership Program uses experiential and adventure activities to teach collaboration, personal and community awareness and social and emotional skills to youth and adults. Our professional staff facilitates specific activity sequences for groups that can include tools such as high and low ropes course, wilderness skills and other unique games and activities. These experiences are used metaphors to transfer learning into other areas of life.

For more information on the Manito-wish Leadership Program, contact Leadership Program Outreach Director, Mark Zanoni at: mark.zanoni@manito-wish.org or 715-385-9270 ex. 234 Or Sean Hurtubise at: sean.hurtubise@manito-wish.org or 715-385-9270 ex.255.