Starting out in the experiential education field can be extremely difficult. By definition this is experience based education after all and this has always worked both ways. All the books, documents, instruction and classroom training only builds a theoretical framework. … Continued
I am always on the lookout for innovative, adaptable and portable activities that allow me a lot of flexibility in application. The best activities can be framed and set up as either introductory, stage setting, basic problem solving or even … Continued
If we look honestly at the research that is out there about experiential education—specifically with regards to our beloved challenge courses, zip lines and related activities, there is really not a lot of concrete evidence and research that … Continued
Using a big canoe to retrieve necessary resources during an activity I found out about the increasingly popular commercial adventure concept of Escape Room Adventure activities a couple of years ago. I was intrigued and did a fair amount of research on … Continued
101st Year of Camp Manito-wish YMCA – Bring it on!
Rudy Valadez, Executive Chef Snow is still falling and the cold will not leave; a sleeping giant is starting to stir with thoughts of sunshine, laughter, and the warmth from the stove, ovens, and the clanking of pots and pans. … Continued
Pat Soldan, Operations Director With each passing day in my new role as Operations Director, I learn more and more about what makes the Manito-wish experience so unique. I am excited to step into our 100th camping season and to … Continued
Camp Director, Tracy Watson I can’t wait to celebrate 100 years of Camp. I am anxiously awaiting Opening Days when I can welcome all of our returning and new campers during our 100th year of providing innovative leadership experiences for … Continued