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Camp Manitou’s 100th Anniversary Celebration!

Come to Camp Manitou to celebrate 100 years of history, relive childhood memories, share stories, and enjoy a day of camp fun! Everyone who is excited to celebrate Camp’s 100th anniversary is welcome to join: current and past campers, former staff, supporters, friends, and our local community.

Our celebration will be focused around an all-day gathering at Camp Manitou on Saturday August 19th. Additionally we have options to stay the full weekend at camp for those that are looking for even more of the camp experience. 


Saturday Celebration

Throughout the day there will be a wide range of activities happening around camp for everyone to join in at their pace and interest. In addition we will lead optional activities throughout the day, including a mud hike, and camp games. In the evening we will all gather for dinner, music, and stories of camp. No supervision is provided so an adult must accompany any kids attending. 

Pricing & Registration

$40/ person (free under age of 3)

Includes 2 meals and a day of activities. All profits will support sending kids to camp!

A discounted rate is available for anyone as we want everyone to be there! During registration select reduced rate at the check out (25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% off are available). This can be used for any reason, including: registering a large group/ family, financial need, or only able to attend a partial day.

Click HERE to register

To register select “100th Celebration” and you can register multiple family members under one reservation. If you haven’t created an account with us, it will prompt you to do that first.

Details for Saturday Event:


There will be NO parking at camp for the Saturday celebration except for handicap, senior, and anyone needing special assistance parking (please email us ahead so we can ensure we have space).


By Land
All parking will be at the New Auburn K-12 School (S704 E North St, New Auburn, WI 54757) with shuttle buses going back and forth regularly throughout the day. Shuttles begin at 9:40am.


By Water
If you’re coming from Long Lake we will not have space for boat parking but will have a pontoon shuttle for rides to and from camp during the following times. The emailed information before the event will include phone numbers of the volunteer drivers for you to text when you want to be picked up.


When you arrive stop by the welcome table in front of the main lodge to check in and fill out your name tag! Feel free to find a seat at one of our dining tables as a spot to leave your belongings. 

The weather on the extended day forecast looks like it should be a beautiful summer day, but do know that the event is rain or shine with limited indoor spaces so plan accordingly.  


Suggested things to bring
Change of clothes

Mudhike Clothes
Running shoes
Wallet for merch from our store (credit/debit cards, checks, and cash accepted)
Raincoat/ umbrella if rain is in forecast


Do not bring
Alcoholic beverages
Anything dangerous
Valuables: camp is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items



We will be leading the mud hike at 3pm for those interested in joining. It is about a mile round trip hike. The muddy section is around 4’ deep, starting out thin but then getting thick at the end.People often wear old clothes or swimsuits that can be thrown away after or bring a bag to bring muddy clothes home. Participants will be asked to shower in the lake afterwards as mud will clog our showers. 


Other Notes for the day:

Store will be open all day and accepts cards, cash, or checks. 

In addition to our 2 bathhouses, Alexander the Great Rooms are also available for private changing spaces. 

All kids under 16 must be supervised by an adult. While our waterfront is lifeguarded we ask that adults accompany kids that are swimming. Limited toddler life jackets are available so feel free to bring your own.

Outline of the day

            Saturday, August 19th 

10-12:30  Open Swimming & Boating
Games in the field, Art ‘n Crafts    
                Camp history in main lodge
                Camp Fires
                Pontoon rides

11:00       Tour of camp with Brian

12:00        Lunch 
1:00          Birthday Cake and Celebration

                 (optional getting hucked in the lake)
2-5:00       Open Swimming & Boating
                  Games in the field 

                  Art ‘n Crafts    
                  Camp history in main lodge
                  Camp Fires
                  Pontoon rides

2:00        Wells Fargo (large camp game) 

3:00        Mudhike

4:45        Scatter           
5:15        Dinner bell (find a seat)

5:30        Group photo taken with everyone seated
               Dinner (Flip Flop Charcoal chicken, potato salad,

               watermelon, greek salad, breadstick)


6:00        Music from the camp Jug Band, The Mosquito Bites,

               Rock Bass Band, and staff & campers


6:45        Speakers on camp history and impact


7:15        Ice cream social


8:00        Enjoy the sunset

8:30        Catch one of the final shuttle rides back

               to New Auburn

Weekend at Camp

If you’d like to extend your time at camp you can stay in a cabin or tent on site for the weekend. The weekend is focused around the Saturday celebration but with some extra time at camp we can get in additional camp games, meals, and traditions. The weekend options include the Saturday celebration so there is no need to buy a separate day-only ticket. 

Housing Options


Stay in a Cabin

Cabins will be filled with people that coordinate staying together. One person in each group will sign up as the ‘cabin host’. The cabin host will be giving a link to send to people to register to join in that cabin. We ask that cabin hosts have a goal of ensuring that at least 8 people stay in the cabin. Cabins can have a maximum of 14 people. During registration, you will be asked names for who you intend to stay with. The group can change as long as you stay between 8 and 14 people. See registration info below.

$130/ person (free under age of 3)


Tent Camping

Another option for staying at camp for the weekend is to tent camp. Participants that choose this will need to provide their own tent and camping gear. We unfortunately do not have space for rv’s and campers.

$80/ person (free under age of 3)


Sleep off site

This option is for anyone that has other accommodations for lodging (air bnb, hotel, etc) and would like to drive up and back to participate in the full weekend of celebrations. 

$80/ Person (free under age of 3)


Registration Info

Cabin host

This “registration” is to indicate your interest in being a cabin host. There is no cost at this time. It's currently waitlisted but spots may still open up so complete this form if you are interested. 


Cabin hosts will receive a special link for people to register for their specific cabin.


Tent & Off-site Registration

This session will show up as “100th Celebration Full Weekend- Tent or Off-site”. Our goal is to accommodate anyone who would like to stay in a tent but sign up as soon as possible to ensure your spot. 

Register HERE

If you haven’t created an account with us, it will prompt you to do that first.

Outline of the weekend

          Friday, August 18th

4:00  Check in Begins

          Open Waterfront

          Games in the fields


6:00   Dinner

7:00   Welcome and Introductions

7:30   After dinner activity

8:00   Campfire


           Saturday, August 19th

8:00   Breakfast


10:00 100th celebration day begins!

           (see day event for schedule)


9:PM   Campfires 


           Sunday, August 20th 

8:00    Breakfast


11:00  Departures

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