When you hear our name, it’s natural to think of youth summer camp. We’d like to suggest you start thinking of yourself — or more precisely, all the ways you, your family, your friends and your organization — can enjoy Camp Manito-wish YMCA. Combine our top-notch facilities, all-season events, group opportunities and 300 acres of Northwoods beauty on the shores of Boulder Lake, and you have the ideal setting for making your next event a Manito-wish experience to remember.

If you are interested in information on our Leadership program for groups, please go to our Leadership Program page.

“We treasure this time together – to laugh and play, eat and sleep comfortably without the stress of daily life. We are leaving refreshed, renewed, and looking forward to nest year!”

Family Programs include:

 

  • Facility Use /Group Programs

    It’s always been the mission of Camp Manito-wish YMCA to bring people together — and that includes group events. Whether you’re interested in hosting a family reunion, strengthening your school or holding a retreat for your community organization, Manito-wish will provide the perfect rendezvous — for any size group, in any season of the year.

    Our 300-acre wilderness setting on Boulder Lake provides a serene backdrop for your event and a wide array of programming options from which to choose. Cabins and lodges provide cozy, all-season accommodations, our meeting facilities (for groups large and small) comes with awe-inspiring views, and our talented chef offers plentiful and delicious menu options to fuel any event. The only thing we’re missing is you — but we’re confident you’ll decide to change that.

    Make your next event unique, energizing and unforgettable. In other words, make it Manito-wish.

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  • Family Camp

    Family Camp is a time for the entire family to experience Camp Manito-wish!  This is a week of fun and family growth.  Families live in a cabin, eat great meals in Nash Lodge, and have the opportunity to participate in the different program areas.  Whether you have experienced Manito-wish before or not, Family Camp quickly brings families together for an exciting week.

    THE PROGRAM

    Manito-wish Family Campers have the opportunity to enjoy all the activities that our youth campers enjoy during the summer camp sessions, with instruction offered in most areas.

    You are encouraged to participate or take “free time” according to your personal preference.

    The program will be a combination of planned activities (optional) and free time. Each day, a variety of activities will be offered in the morning, afternoon and evening.

    THE ACTIVITIES

     

    • Waterfront activities on Boulder Lake including canoeing, sailing, kayaking,fishing and swimming.
    • Overnight and day-trip canoe adventures to sunset, an iconic Summer Camp campsite.
    • Program areas to participate in:

    Nature Activities               Swimming                 Trail Biking                   High Ropes Challenge Course

    Archery                            Climbing Wall            Arts & Crafts

    Riflery                              Biking                       Canoeing/Kayaking

    Horseback Riding            Sailing                      Tennis

     

    • Relaxing beside an evening campfire, laughing along at skit night, or simply enjoying the Northwoods’ night sky.

    MORE DETAILS!

    DATES:

    Aug. 14 (Wed.) — Aug. 19 (Mon.)

    FEES:

    Ages 13+: $710*
    Ages 3-12: $380*
    Under 3: No Charge

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    Register by January 31st to participate in our Family Camp Recruitment Program!

    * Camp fees include all program areas, meals and lodging. For more financial information, click here.

     

    REGISTER FAMILY CAMP

    Memorial Day Work Weekend

    When your Camp stretches across 300 acres of northwoods Wisconsin countryside, two things are certain: There’s a lot to take care of, and what’s there requires a lot of care! Yet every year we rise to the maintenance challenge, thanks to the generous donations in time and labor provided by Camp Manito-wish YMCA alumni and friends. Our Memorial Day Work Weekend has become an annual event, a traditional kick-off to the summer season, and a great opportunity to do great work for a great cause while renewing friendships (or making new ones).

    DATES:

    May 24(Fri.) — May 27 (Mon.)

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    REGISTER MEMORIAL DAY

    Father/Son Weekend

    Enjoy Autumn in the Northwoods with a weekend as engaging and colorful as the forest canopy. Father/Son Weekend provides a chance to see nature at its finest, relax in cozy Schwartz Lodge and take part in a variety of activities that may include canoeing, adventuring, archery, crafts and other great parent- and kid-friendly fun. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy!

    DATES:

    Sept. 20 (Fri.) — Sept. 22 (Sun.)

    FEES:

    Ages 13+: $235*
    Ages 3-12: $140*
    Under 3: No Charge

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    * Camp fees include all program areas, meals and lodging. For more financial information, click here.

    REGISTER Father/Son

    Women’s Weekend

    Take a break from your hectic routine and join us for a refreshing and renewing getaway! During Women’s Weekend at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, take in the natural beauty of Wisconsin’s northwoods and beautiful Boulder Lake. Enjoy delicious food in our landmark Nash Lodge. Choose to join in a wide variety of activities — or choose to do nothing more than sit by the fire and read a good book. A wonderful combination of relaxation, adventure and camaraderie.

    DATES:

    Oct. 18 (Fri.) — Oct. 20 (Sun.)

    FEES:

    Adults only: $250*

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    * Camp fees include all program areas, meals and lodging. For more financial information, click here.

    REGISTER Women’s Weekend

     

    If you are interested in information on our Leadership program for groups, please go to our Leadership Program page.

Testimonials

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.
O. G.