Sports, and a whole lot more
Asession at Manitou gives campers plenty of opportunity to play sports, to try, to win, and not win. Through big intra-camp events like College League and Color War, 50% or more of our campers are not in first place.
Campers remain with their team through the duration of the event,
and their experience is about something much greater than winning and losing – the journey. Such healthy competition promotes the values of sports that are so important: teamwork, sportsmanship, collaboration, communication, determination, never giving up, passion, support of others, and being part of something bigger than oneself.
In addition to participating as a player, campers take on special roles that help their teams in other ways, ensuring that each camper not only participates in gameplay, but also in other facets of their team.
Campers can also participate in inter-camp competition and can receive outstanding instruction in any of the team and individual sports Manitou offers.
Overall, Manitou’s sports program offerings benefits our campers in many ways: increased confidence, specific skill improvement, a better understanding of the sport, increased motivation for participation, increased teammate support and accountability.
“The great value of sport is that it teaches us to recognize the difference between winning and striving for excellence, the better but much harder achievement. More important, sports teaches us how to handle failure, to get up and try again when we lose.”
CBS News & Bestselling Author Bob Schieffer