During staff orientation of my first summer at Manitou as a counselor, I was asked to give a speech about “why I come back to camp.” I opened with a story. I had just finished my junior year of high school. I had been meeting with various college admissions counselors, looking to find someone who … Continue reading Act As Though You Might Never Return
Resources Caring for Others: Vail Resorts psychologist (and Manitou Head Counselor), Dr. Corey Levy, provides helpful tips on how to engage with a friend, family member or coworker who may be struggling. What Are You Listening To? Give the Job Hunter Podcast a try! Especially the episode featuring Dave Schiff and Matt Betts. The guys … Continue reading First Summer Reflections: Building Meaningful Relationships Is Key to Success
By Steve BorowkaCamp Manitou has taught me many valuable lessons over the years. But the one that I continue to go back to is this: There is a creative solution for almost every problem. So before giving up, get creative! For the past few months Tony and I have been working to put together the … Continue reading Making Theater Happen Against All Odds
Resources Persuasion, Collaboration, Creativity. How do staff members grow these skills while working at camp? Consider using camp to train your Emotional Intelligence. A families relationship with their dog transformed during the pandemic and gives hope to empathy and redemption.