Why choose Camp Manitou?

Located five minutes outside of Winnipeg, Camp Manitou engages in educational programming while connecting youth with nature.

Campers gain their first steps to independence as they experience all the benefits of wilderness while still being able to go home at night.

 

Camp Manitou creates a fun and safe environment for campers to take positive risks. Whether they realize it or not, we push every camper to grow in character skills like independence and confidence as well as life skills such as resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility while they are at camp.

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Camp Manitou is a summer camp and Year Round Outdoor Recreation Facility located 5 minutes outside of Winnipeg. With its forests, large grass playing field, and the Assiniboine River on three sides, this 28 acre oasis provides lots of space in which to enjoy nature. We provide a wide range of activities, challenging educational programming, and the perfect environment to step out of the everyday and connect with nature.

At Camp Manitou, outdoor programming is delivered with the goal of providing accessible, meaningful, camp experiences to Manitoba children, youth and community groups.

Camp Manitou is proud to be an accredited member of the Manitoba Camping Association. Our camp is committed to meeting industry standards and providing a safe environment for our campers and staff.

Camp History

Camp Manitou was founded in 1930 by the following six service clubs: Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg, Cosmopolitan Club of Winnipeg, Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg, Optimist Club of Winnipeg, and the YMCA. It was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1949 with the mission to provide an enriching camping experience for children and youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity or resources to do so. Lions Club of Winnipeg joined as a member in 1953.

Since the YMCA left in 1997, the Service Clubs of Winnipeg have carried on the tradition and have enabled over 50,000 at risk children and youth to enjoy a healthy and exciting camp experience.

The True North Youth Foundation entered into a long term lease and operating agreement that resulted in the foundation assuming the operations of Camp Manitou effective January 2, 2014.

What Makes Camp Manitou Great

Camp Manitou is a summer camp and Year Round Outdoor Recreation Facility located 5 minutes outside of Winnipeg. With its forests, large grass playing field, and the Assiniboine River on three sides, this 28 acre oasis provides lots of space in which to enjoy nature. We provide a wide range of activities, challenging educational programming, and the perfect environment to step out of the everyday and connect with nature.

At Camp Manitou, outdoor programming is delivered with the goal of providing accessible, meaningful, camp experiences to Manitoba children, youth and community groups.

Camp Manitou is proud to be an accredited member of the Manitoba Camping Association. Our camp is committed to meeting industry standards and providing a safe environment for our campers and staff.

MISSION - Play a leadership role in promoting and supporting the community of organized camps, encouraging the growth and recreational experiences for children, youth and families. 

VISION - To be the recognized leader in the Manitoba camps community.

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