Choose your Camp Session

We want everyone to be able to experience Summer Camp at Camp Manito-wish YMCA. So we offer several options designed to fit your camper’s age and your busy summer schedule. Activities are always appropriate to experience level, so campers aren’t overwhelmed or bored, and gain positive new character and leadership traits as they advance through the program. While camp dates, durations and experiences vary, they all have one thing in common: How much the campers enjoy it here.


Summer Camp Sessions & Options – Summer 2020

Two-week Summer Camp

Eligibility: Entering 5th – 10th grade in Fall 2020

A great opportunity for new and returning campers to experience camp life, make friends and discover new talents as they explore a wide variety of in-camp program areas and head out on a required wilderness trip. Campers develop leadership skills, learn more about themselves and have fun! A 14-day Manito-wish experience.


Boys Session 1

Boys Session 2

Girls Session 1

Girls Session 2

2020 DATES

June 16 – June 29

July 1 – July 14

July 17 – July 30

August 1 – Aug. 14

2020 FEES*

$2,360 / $2,050

$2,360/ $2,050

$2,360/ $2,050

$2,360/ $2,050

Sign up for Two-week Summer camp


For information on payment options and financial aid, click here.

Four-week Summer Camp

Eligibility: Entering 8th – 10th grade in Fall 2020

Campers immerse themselves in all Manito-wish has to offer with more time to explore program areas, a seven- to nine-day trail experience, leadership development on our challenge courses, and a service project to benefit the Camp community or the greater Lakeland area. A 29-day Manito-wish experience.

Sign up for Four-Week Summer camp


Boys Session

Girls Session

2020 DATES

June 16 – July 14

July 17 – Aug. 14

2020 FEES*


$4,915 /$4,240


For information on payment options and financial aid, click here.

Sign up for Four-week Summer camp

Additional Summer Camp Wilderness Trip Options

Backpacking and sea kayaking trip options are available as campers progress through the program. These alternatives fill as campers are accepted. Spaces are limited.

Porcupine Mountain Backpacking

Eligibility: Entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2020

Two-week camp session (trip is 4-6 nights)
Four-week camp session (trip is 6-7 nights)

Sign up for Porcupine Mountain Backpacking

Sea Kayaking

Entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2020 by session start date

Two-week and four-week camp sessions (trip is 5-7 nights)

Sign up for Sea Kayaking


Fees include staff, all activities, instruction, equipment use, wilderness trip, meals, lodging, and facilities. We are happy to offer our families two fee options. You may choose the actual fee or the adjusted fee.

The actual fees reflect the true cost needed to deliver a Manito-wish experience. Because of generous contributions to our Annual Fund Drive and Endowment Funds, we are able to offer families an adjusted fee.

Please choose the fee which is most suitable for your family. The fee you choose in no way influences the experience your camper will receive. Payment plans and Camperships (financial assistance) are available. Please contact us for more information. For information on payment options and financial aid, click here.


The Manito-wish Leadership Program has had a tremendous impact on our school. We have been coming to Manito-wish since 1990 and have always had a great experience.
J. H.