From Campfires to City Lights: Join us for a Social Night!

Learn more about the rich history and values that define Camp Manito-wish YMCA, and discover how our programs foster leadership, resilience, and connection in today's youth.

FOR CAMPERS: This is a great opportunity to meet staff, enrolled participants and other prospective campers so you have plenty of familiar faces when you come to Camp! Engage in interactive sessions that blend Camp learning with fun activities, providing a taste of the immersive experiences we offer.

FOR STAFF: If you're interested in working at Camp, this is a great chance to hear more about what a Manito-wish experience could look like for you! Already signed your contract for 2024? Bring a friend and show them what it is you love about working with us!

Share your passion for Camp by bringing along a friend and earn $10 to the Trading Post for each friend you bring! If one of those friends signs up, you will each earn $100 off your registration fees. Alternatively, you could be entered to win a prize of your choice if you don't have an enrolled participant for this season.


Eat and Greet Invite


Date & Time: February 28, between 5 PM and 7 PM

Where: Steel Tank Brewing Company

Are you interested in learning more about what a Manito-wish experience could look like for your family? Or maybe you've been to Manito-wish and would love to share your love for it with a friend! This Eat and Greet is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner with the family, on us, after school and sports and talk to our staff and other parents first hand! We will provide pizza, appetizers and soda!

Madison: Canoecopia


Where: Alliant Energy Center

When: March 8-10th 2024
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Visit the Camp Manito-wish YMCA table at Canoecopia - the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world. With over 100 presentations and clinics, Canoecopia is also an educational event where you can learn about specific gear for your style of paddling, develop skills to get you where you want to go, and discover some of the many places to paddle, both near and far.


More info coming soon!

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Saukville, wi

Date & Time: Saturday, March 9th from 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Riveredge Nature Center

You're invited to join the Manito-wish crew for a sweet adventure at Riveredge Nature Center! Youth will be engaging in their 1.5-hour program is designed for young people to delve into the fascinating world of maple syrup production.
Participants will witness the enchanting process from tapping maple trees to the final amber product during a naturalist-guided hiking tour of the Riveredge sugarbush. Parents, you'll have an opportunity to talk with staff, other Manito-wish families and learn more about our programs!
Only 25 spots are available- so sign up now!

MIlwaukee, wi

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27, between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Where: Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park: Community Room

Come visit us for a night of fun at the Urban Ecology Center, conveniently located between the Riverwest and East Side communities!

The “green” building has live animals, informational exhibits and user-friendly resource materials about the environment. Riverside Park includes 15 acres of wooded land and riparian habitat on the east bank of the Milwaukee River and an imaginative habitat-themed playground. 

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