Camp Manito-wish is all about providing tools and resources to weather through any storm. Throughout the next couple of months, we will be filling this Manito-wish Moments page with tools, resources and activities for you and your family to do while you are at Home. You will find a combination of both direct Camp resources as well as other resources we’ve found that we think you might enjoy.

This has become an opportunity to find other ways to serve and connect with our community. May you find joy and/or inspiration in some of our suggestions and enjoy these Manito-wish Moments. We are thinking of all of our Camp family and hope that this helps us all feel a bit more connected.

Feel free to share our Manito-wish Moments with anyone you think needs them.

JOIN US! Manito-wish Moments Highlights!

We had so much fun on Paul(ine) Bunyan Day on April 3rd that we went ahead and planned a few more Fridays to bring you some Camp related fun. Check back as we’ll continue to add information and links here with ideas for you to add to your days and then join us on our social media (Facebook) and (Instagram) to follow along


Trail Activities:
Campfire Activities:
Camp Activities:
  • Get creative and paint or watercolor some art work!
    • Make positive art and post around your neighborhood to help people feel good.
  • Play Camp Bingo
  • At home Paul(ine) Bunyan Day (Check out our Virtual Paul(ine) Bunyan Day on Facebook/Instagram on 4/3)
  • Camp-In (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/10)

    Draw your dream camp site

    • Pull out your tents, sleeping bags, or set up your forts and camp at home!
    • Get creative challenge: Map/Drawing of Camp Manito-wish, or create your Dream Camp.
    • Have a camp fire indoor/outdoor (with parent supervision). If you have to stay indoors and can’t have a real fire get creative, and use supplies that will create the look of a fire (red/yellow/orange paper or blankets, etc.), or use this video up on your screen from our Paul(ine) Bunyan Day.
    • Click here for some of our favorite recipes from the Trail Prep Cookbook
    • Debrief ideas: Use these 8 debrief ideas along with your Camp-In or at any time to check in with your camper.
  • Paddle-In (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/17)
    Paddle In
    Paddle In
  • Camp Games (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/24)
  • Cooking with Camp (Check out our Cooking with Camp on Facebook/Instagram on 5/15)trail food collage

 

Arts & Crafts

    • Camp Manito-wish Coloring Book
    • Paint a paddle in the craft shopRock Painting: There are many ways to paint a rock. Try this melted crayon technique for something different. Does your community hide rocks? Leave your painted rocks around town and spread some light to an unsuspecting person.
    • Paddle Painting: this is a favorite in the craft shop! Since you may not have a wooden paddle at home, cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a paddle and paint away.
    • Shaving Cream Paper Art
    • Friendship Bracelets
    • Nature Art
Nature Activities:
  • Go for a walk
    • Find really cool things along your walk; take some time to look at and appreciate it
    • Make Art with Nature
  • Find a good spot to sit and create a sound map
  • Go Stargazing!
    • Take some time outside at night and look up at the stars
  • Make a map of your yard
Games:
Camp Crafts:
  • Create a postcard –
    • Send one to Camp – we will write you back!
    • Send some to your family and friends
Camp Gratitude Challenge: 

There are so many people working very hard right now to help us all during this time. Many of them must continue to work so that society can function. We are challenging YOU to pause and think about all of those people all over the world who deserve a BIG thank you for all they are doing to help. Our hope is that the world will be flooded with thankyous and positivity and that those who are working so hard to protect us all can feel our love and appreciation.

  1. Think of a person or group of people to thank
  2. Write a thank you note or draw a picture
  3. Take a picture of your note and post it on Facebook or Instagram. Use #perseverewithpositivity and #campgratitudechallenge

Ideas for who to thank:

  • Nurses, doctors, all medical personnel for taking care of us.
  • Scientists for providing us with information and continuing to seek solutions.
  • Grocery store employees for making it possible for us to get food and supplies.
  • UPS, USPS, FedEx employees for delivering the things we need.
  • Teachers, professors, school staff for providing ways for kids to learn online or at home.
  • Businesses that are providing help to our communities.
  • Spiritual leaders or churches who are offering help, resources, or guidance.
  • Governors, mayors, senators, representatives for making big decisions to keep us safe and healthy.
  • Childcare employees for supporting families who must continue to work.
  • Food and supply production employees for producing the things we need.
  • Waste management professionals for keeping our neighborhoods and cities clean and sanitary.

 

Outside resources we want to share:

Testimonials

We support Manito-wish because of its commitment to youth, leadership training, outdoor education, long-standing traditions, character development, and simple pleasure.
V. A.

Testimonials

We support Manito-wish because of its commitment to youth, leadership training, outdoor education, long-standing traditions, character development, and simple pleasure.
V. A.

Camp Manito-wish is all about providing tools and resources to weather through any storm. Throughout the next couple of months, we will be filling this Manito-wish Moments page with tools, resources and activities for you and your family to do while you are at Home. You will find a combination of both direct Camp resources as well as other resources we’ve found that we think you might enjoy.

This has become an opportunity to find other ways to serve and connect with our community. May you find joy and/or inspiration in some of our suggestions and enjoy these Manito-wish Moments. We are thinking of all of our Camp family and hope that this helps us all feel a bit more connected.

Feel free to share our Manito-wish Moments with anyone you think needs them.

JOIN US! Manito-wish Moments Highlights!

We had so much fun on Paul(ine) Bunyan Day on April 3rd that we went ahead and planned a few more Fridays to bring you some Camp related fun. Check back as we’ll continue to add information and links here with ideas for you to add to your days and then join us on our social media (Facebook) and (Instagram) to follow along


Trail Activities:
Campfire Activities:
Camp Activities:
  • Get creative and paint or watercolor some art work!
    • Make positive art and post around your neighborhood to help people feel good.
  • Play Camp Bingo
  • At home Paul(ine) Bunyan Day (Check out our Virtual Paul(ine) Bunyan Day on Facebook/Instagram on 4/3)
  • Camp-In (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/10)

    Draw your dream camp site

    • Pull out your tents, sleeping bags, or set up your forts and camp at home!
    • Get creative challenge: Map/Drawing of Camp Manito-wish, or create your Dream Camp.
    • Have a camp fire indoor/outdoor (with parent supervision). If you have to stay indoors and can’t have a real fire get creative, and use supplies that will create the look of a fire (red/yellow/orange paper or blankets, etc.), or use this video up on your screen from our Paul(ine) Bunyan Day.
    • Click here for some of our favorite recipes from the Trail Prep Cookbook
    • Debrief ideas: Use these 8 debrief ideas along with your Camp-In or at any time to check in with your camper.
  • Paddle-In (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/17)
    Paddle In
    Paddle In
  • Camp Games (Check out our Camp-In we hosted on Facebook/Instagram on 4/24)
  • Cooking with Camp (Check out our Cooking with Camp on Facebook/Instagram on 5/15)trail food collage

 

Arts & Crafts

    • Camp Manito-wish Coloring Book
    • Paint a paddle in the craft shopRock Painting: There are many ways to paint a rock. Try this melted crayon technique for something different. Does your community hide rocks? Leave your painted rocks around town and spread some light to an unsuspecting person.
    • Paddle Painting: this is a favorite in the craft shop! Since you may not have a wooden paddle at home, cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a paddle and paint away.
    • Shaving Cream Paper Art
    • Friendship Bracelets
    • Nature Art
Nature Activities:
  • Go for a walk
    • Find really cool things along your walk; take some time to look at and appreciate it
    • Make Art with Nature
  • Find a good spot to sit and create a sound map
  • Go Stargazing!
    • Take some time outside at night and look up at the stars
  • Make a map of your yard
Games:
Camp Crafts:
  • Create a postcard –
    • Send one to Camp – we will write you back!
    • Send some to your family and friends
Camp Gratitude Challenge: 

There are so many people working very hard right now to help us all during this time. Many of them must continue to work so that society can function. We are challenging YOU to pause and think about all of those people all over the world who deserve a BIG thank you for all they are doing to help. Our hope is that the world will be flooded with thankyous and positivity and that those who are working so hard to protect us all can feel our love and appreciation.

  1. Think of a person or group of people to thank
  2. Write a thank you note or draw a picture
  3. Take a picture of your note and post it on Facebook or Instagram. Use #perseverewithpositivity and #campgratitudechallenge

Ideas for who to thank:

  • Nurses, doctors, all medical personnel for taking care of us.
  • Scientists for providing us with information and continuing to seek solutions.
  • Grocery store employees for making it possible for us to get food and supplies.
  • UPS, USPS, FedEx employees for delivering the things we need.
  • Teachers, professors, school staff for providing ways for kids to learn online or at home.
  • Businesses that are providing help to our communities.
  • Spiritual leaders or churches who are offering help, resources, or guidance.
  • Governors, mayors, senators, representatives for making big decisions to keep us safe and healthy.
  • Childcare employees for supporting families who must continue to work.
  • Food and supply production employees for producing the things we need.
  • Waste management professionals for keeping our neighborhoods and cities clean and sanitary.

 

Outside resources we want to share: