Welcome to the Trading Post, your official source for Camp Manito-wish YMCA clothing, books, music, gift ideas and handy staples for camp life.

Campers can shop the trading post while they are at camp. You can buy our most popluar items on-line.

Browse around our on-line store — our items are perfect for birthdays, holidays, family celebrations and (of course) camp! And be sure and visit us next time you’re in our neck of the woods!


Experience Manito-wish SSsweatpantsTLC long sleeveCMY Cap

drinkwaredisc and backpack necklace


The Trading Post is a source for many items that are handy for camp, but not so handy to mail. While they’re not available for purchase online, we list them here so you know what your camper can count on finding at a moment’s notice. This wide range of items will save them from sore feet, chapped lips, bug bites and (worst of all) a lack of stationary to write home with — at the same time, it should save you some worry. You’re welcome.


  • Stuff Sack
  • Post Cards
  • Stationary packets & stamps
  • Journals/notebooks
  • Pencils/erasers
  • Pens
  • Headlights
  • Flashlights
  • Cribbage boards
  • Socks
  • Lip balm
  • Mosquito netting
  • Paddles
  • Mini-paddles
  • Bandanas
  • Cameras
  • Carabineers


What a great treat to see 12 advanced trips come in and learn about the trail experiences of each of them. They start at camp, go off on a well planned and executed long wilderness experience, and return to camp on the same day, 12 different groups. No one else does this!
K. H.