Orientation is an eight-day training program before the campers arrive. Staff participates in practical activities and workshops to ensure campers are well cared for and safe. There are many social activities during the orientation week to give staff a chance to meet and get to know new members of our staff.
– What are the cabins like?
Each cabin has single and bunk beds (twin size mattress), bathroom and shower facilities, ample closet space for clothing and equipment, and a screened-in porch.
– What can I do during my free time?
There are two large staff-only areas with a pool table, ping-pong table, library, and board games. This facility also has computers with high-speed Internet connections and remains open until midnight. Cable television and movies are available for evening use when off-duty. All other facilities are open to counselors during their free time in the evenings, including the brand new indoor sports complex with indoor basketball courts and surround-sound movie theater.
– What states and countries do Manitou staff come from?
About 70% of our staff come from the United States representing at least 15 states including Maine, Florida, Tennessee, California, and Hawaii. We have international staff from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Mexico, the United Kingdom and more.
– What is the typical weather?
Maine summers are warm during the day (mid 80s), cool at night (60s). Occasional rainstorms are usually strong but pass by quickly. East Pond, the lake on which Manitou sits, is very comfortable to swim in from June through August.
– Where in the USA is Camp Manitou?
Manitou hosts campers from over 25 states and 11 countries! For 2020, campers are attending Manitou from nearby places such as New Hampshire and Massachusetts to states as far away as California and Hawaii! We also host campers from Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Colombia, Domincan Republic, Singapore, China and Japan. Every continent (except Antartica) is represented at Manitou!
– How many people are at Manitou each day?
About 500 people including campers, counselors and support staff.