Jason McDermott: Scholar, Clinician, and Educator I have been coming to Manitou for the past three years. Before attending camp, I wasn't sure what residential summer camps entailed! We don't have them in Scotland. While not in Maine I reside in Glasgow, Scotland where I have lived my whole life. I have always had a … Continue reading When I’m Not At Manitou
Last week, members of the Manitou Leadership team attended the Tri-State Camp Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. The annual conference brings together over 4,000 camp professionals who represent day, overnight, special needs, and other types of camps/programs. Attendees participate in workshops on industry trends and issues, and it's a terrific venue to share program ideas … Continue reading What Do We Do During the Offseason?
If you had told me ten years ago I was going to be a 4th-grade teacher in Denver, Colorado – I would have said you were crazy. Life has a pretty unique way of unfolding before you, and I think that everything leading up to this moment in time happens for a reason. When I first … Continue reading Finding Manitou by Chance, Fate or Whatever You Want to Call It
I came to camp in 2014 after my first year in university studying animation, I had no real ambition to stay at camp for more than one summer. But I very quickly came to realize how unique and rewarding Manitou was. When I left after my first summer, I knew I had to return the … Continue reading Camp Changed My Career Path
Do you want to assist us in hiring the best staff for 2019? Each summer, we are fortunate many veteran counselors return but we usually need to hire 40-50 new people. Who doe well at Manitou? * People with a fun personality * Those who enjoy working with kids * The person with a ton … Continue reading I Successfully Brought a Friend to Camp
By Larry Rodman I had the great fortune to be the Waterfront Director at Camp Manitou for the 2017 summer, and in 2018 I was able to integrate Manitou into my summer by working part-time on weekends, holidays, and a couple of ‘long weekends’ all while managing a team of 20 individuals at my full-time … Continue reading Where Are They Now: Version 4
Andy Ambat: Musician, Teacher, Fitness Guru, and more Manitou has been my summer home for the past 8 years. While away from Maine I live in Bangalore, India. Here I teach private music lessons (guitar and piano) to 37 students. I also play lead guitar for a band called ‘Fernandes Fusion’ (they are about to play the … Continue reading When I’m Not At Manitou…
Employers Appreciate Commitment, Growth, and Loyalty By Garrett Schwartz When I left Manitou and began searching for jobs in the “real world,” I was initially very overwhelmed. Many of my peers applying for the same entry-level jobs as I already had one or two professional internships under their belt. Instead, choosing to spend my college … Continue reading Where Does Manitou Fit on Your Resume?
Where Have I Been Since Last Summer? One of my favorite parts of camp is being able to meet so many people from all around the world. Over the years, I have been able to meet some of my best friends here, and have been able to learn a lot about the places they live. … Continue reading Where Have I Been Since Last Summer?
A Counselor Once... The bond that a camper can form with his counselors can be truly special. For nearly my entire time as a camper at Manitou, I had two counselors who seemingly were always in my bunk: Chris Thurston and Joel Evans. Both were integral in shaping my experience at Manitou. And last summer, … Continue reading A Counselor Once…