Many Manitou Campers Return as Counselors
Learning to Lead
Residential camping provides an ideal framework for leadership development.
Camp Manitou has long been providing its oldest campers a comprehensive Counselors-in-Training program that prepares them for counselor positions. The curriculum is custom-tailored for each age-group, from 14-year olds all the way up to full counselors.
Campers learn the many aspects of leadership, with practical application so they can be a benefit to themselves and their community. Those who successfully complete the program receive a certificate and letter of recommendation reflecting their leadership education and performance over the summer.
As directors, Dave and I are active examples of how leadership and camping are so compatible. In addition, 40% of Manitou’s counselors are former campers!
To learn more about Manitou’s Teen Leadership Program, please click here.
The counselors really like spending time with us. They’re like big brothers! I’ve had one counselor for three years. When I’m old enough, I’m going to come work at Manitou.
Michael Miami, FL