Chief Executive Officer

Pat has been with Camp Manito-wish since January 2018. Pat started with camp as the Operations Director and took over as Chief Executive Officer in the spring of 2019. “I believe in the power of camp and know that the impact a Manito-wish Experience provides is more relevant now than ever. Exploring the edge of your comfort zone allows you to build characteristics like humility, adaptability, resilience, awareness, empathy, resourcefulness, optimism, and responsibility. These characteristics help our campers and staff become the leaders that our world needs.”

Prior to work at Manito-wish, Pat worked with the City & County of Denver as a Senior Recreation Supervisor, the Senior Director of Membership and Community Development with the Coal Creek Family YMCA in Newcastle, Washington and as Executive Director and Program Director with YMCA Camp Shady Brook in Colorado Springs. Pat earned a Master of Science degree in recreation management from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise management from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

pat.soldan@manito-wish.org

Testimonials

“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