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Camp Manitou
Since 1947, campers and staff from around the world have gathered on the shores of East Lake and called Camp Manitou their summer home. The Manitou experience, delivered through a wide range of land, water and creative activities, trips and community living, empowers boys to reach their full potential. At Manitou, the core values your children learn at home are reinforced. In this unique community living experience, our campers develop a heightened sense of respect, cooperation, fairness and teamwork. As each camper acquires a greater understanding and appreciation of themselves, their confidence and self-esteem grows. Campers develop a close-knit community feeling amongst themselves, especially their bunk-mates, and brotherly relationships that will last a lifetime.
Summer Address
47 Camp Manitou Cove
Oakland, ME 04963
+1.207.465.2271
Winter Address
P.O. Box 5099
Westport, CT 06881
+1.800.326.1916
Memories of Camp
Read these stories from our camp community and add yours:
michelle said...
The best day of the summer of 2013 began with the beaming smile on my son's face as I watched him cross the court to greet me on Visiting Day at Camp Manitou! After the hugs and "I'm so excited to see you!" began a tour of the 'best' places on campus... the lake, courts, College League team meeting area, baseball fields, ping pong tables, his art hanging on the studio wall, oh... and the lake. The lake was the central point of Garrett's stay at that part... the place where he learned to waterski, swim 'for real' and gather every Sunday for the 'best breakfast'! Garrett told of how he and his friends rushed to the lake each afternoon to cool off and exchange stories from the days' events. That the lake provided a perfect setting for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks, for fishing with friends, to connect with their counselors. Then the magic words were spoken "Waterfront is open!" The rest of the day was spent with my boy, jumping in the lake, swimming in the lake, diving, flipping, and cartwheeling into the lake. How happy he was to be sharing the lake with me! And how thrilled I was to be sharing his love of camp with him!
kimberly said...
Recent letter: "I love camp! My favorite part is College League, it is so awesome!.... I am trying to eat so healthy, and doing am awesome job! Energy in the morning with carbs or cereal, lunch is turkey sandwich or something and dinner is really healthy. The only thing not healthy is canteen, and my friend and I made the awesomest smore! Cookie in the oreo is the grahman cracker, the oreo crème is the marshmallow, and the Hershey bar goes in between the cookies of the oreo! It is called, THE SMOREO!! :) Awesome, right? See you, DANTASTIC !! :)"
lisa said...
College League!
nate said...
I first visited Camp Manitou last summer for the father son weekend. I had the best time! It was awesome. My uncles and great uncle went to Manitou. So this summer I'm a camper! I LOVE it!
amara said...
I loved visiting my son this summer during visiting day and watching him patiently talk his younger brother through trying out the BMX course for the first time. I hadn't seen that much before his summer at camp!
risa said...
Every year, when we head to Maine for Visiting Day at Camp Matoaka and Camp Manitou, we make a longer trip out of our stay. We have done everything from a schooner trip off of the coast of Camden, to amazing hikes at Acadia National Park, to hiking Mt. Katahdin, to a lobster boat tour off the coast of Kennebunkport -- and lots of stops in between. And of course we eat our way through the state! Fore St. restaurant in Portland has become one of our favorite all-time restaurants, and the lobster rolls and fresh lobsters everywhere else???? YUM...need I say more?!?