At a glance
7 to 16 years of age
About our camp
Summer camp in Maine means sunny days, cool nights and fresh air. But there is something even more unique about our summer camp. We call it Manitou Magic.
It's the bond between campers and counselors. A sense of family strengthened by the presence of cousins, brothers, and sons of former campers. Learning not only how to play, but how to win and, yes, lose. It allows the youngest camper to compete in front of the whole camp without fear, he's among friends cheering him on, no matter what.
It means unmatched amenities, like a lighted ball-field with a replica of the Green Monster from Fenway Park. A drama program led by five full-time theater professionals.
Camp-outs on our own island or within a gated fortress deep in the woods. The magic doesn't end with the summer, it continues all year with ski trips and reunions at major sporting events across the country.
If you think Manitou Magic sounds corny, that's OK,we didn't make up the name. Our campers did.
Camp programs & activities
Twenty-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.
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 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.