No cell phone image. Unplug for the summer. Please do NOT bring your cell phone, laptop, video games, or any other electronic devices to camp.
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Parent: Wow – a chef.
Jon: And that’s not all – we have a baker too. There are so many things that we do behind-the-scenes. Dave and I are passionate about the camp experience and spend the off-season making sure we leave no stone left unturned.
Parent: Would you tell me about your medical facilities?
Jon: We have a doctor on call 24/7 who visits camp daily, and a health center staffed by five full-time nurses. Many of our staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR. There are two hospitals ten minutes away from camp. You never want to have an accident, but if you do, it’s best to be prepared.
Dave and I are passionate about the camp experience.
Parent: Do you make frequent improvements to the camp’s facilities?
Jon: We do. While the camp experience is not about the facilities, campers get a safer, more exciting, and effective learning experience with better equipment and buildings. Since Dave and I took ownership, we’ve upgraded just about every aspect of the camp and we’ve got a lot planned for the future.
Parent: Is Manitou a uniform camp?
Jon: No it’s not, but we do require that campers purchase several camp shirts for trips and other out of camp events.
Team uniforms are provided to boys who participate on specific camp teams. College League team shirts are given to all campers. A complete list of recommended clothing and equipment can be found at the CampSpot
Parent: Will I be able to stay in touch with my son while he’s at camp? Can I send him with a cell phone?
Jon: You’ll have several ways of staying in touch. Letters and email are the most common.
We have a secure web site where you will be able to send emails, view daily photos, read up on camp news, and even complete necessary camp forms.
Your son won’t be able to bring a cell phone but he will have a scheduled call time for each session he is at camp.
I should also mention, we don’t allow portable video games. Music players are O.K. as long as they don’t do anything other than play music. The camp staff will hold on to them for safe keeping when not in use.