Camp Manitou for Boys
|Year of foundation||1947|
|Accomodation type||Each cabin has single beds and bunk beds, bathroom and shower facilities, ample closet space for clothing and equipment, and a screened-in porch. We make sure there is at least one counselor on duty in the cabin at all times so the campers are never left alone.|
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|Duration||3.5 or 7 weeks|
|Months Running||June, July, August|
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Welcome to Camp Manitou,a summer camp for boys ages 7 to 16, located in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. Founded in 1947, Manitou is one of the nation’s foremost camps. We’re sure that after you learn about our outstanding summer camp staff, facilities, programs and activities, you’ll understand why so many boys make Manitou their summer home.
ActivitiesTwenty-three activities are taught on land. Team sports include baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, roller-hockey, street-hockey, ice-hockey, volleyball, lacrosse and European handball.Individual activities include archery, BMX, camping, climbing on our 50-foot climbing tower, fencing, golf, gaga, mountain biking, riflery, ropes course (with zip line), tennis, track and field and yoga.Manitou offers 16 instructional activities in the warm waters of East Lake: swimming, competitive swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, wake-surfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, paddle boating, and fishing. CPR, basic rescue and advanced lifesaving courses are also available.Certified water safety instructors and life guards are among the waterfront staff. Manitou boasts an unparalleled selection of creative activities, foremost among them its drama program. Campers may also choose from such activities as animation, clay-mation, computer animation, newspaper, digital photography, pottery, radio, set design, videography, woodworking and, the new favorite, baking cookies. Manitou also has a camp band allowing campers to learn guitar, drums and other instruments. Manitou has a television studio and a 50-watt broadcast radio station.Manitou prides itself on its one-of-a-kind activities and programs, which include a game center with ping-pong, pool, air hockey, and pop-a-shot basketball. It also has a mini movie theater and a miniature golf course. A television studio produces the Manitou Movies, shown weekly in the theater along with video and photographic highlights.Each day, campers and staff contribute to the “Dining Hall Daily,” Manitou’s daily newspaper.
Academic CoursesOptional tutoring offered
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