We are all looking forward to another wonderful summer! At camp, kids grow more confident, comfortable expressing themselves and stronger in their ability to make friends. The staff are passionate about their jobs and appreciate the value in all campers, showing them the joy of the outdoors and how to make life fun. I truly believe they are the best role models a kid can have. 

Our camp sits on 170 acres of forest along the shores of pristine Long Lake in New Auburn, Wisconsin. Our shore faces west giving us a beautiful sunset over the lake nearly every evening.


All of the registration for camp this summer will be done online! If you have questions regarding our programs or are wondering if Camp Manitou is the right fit for your child, please feel free to contact me. 

See you this summer!
Brian Moore, Camp Director

bmoore@ymca-cv.org  | 715 839 4607

Camp Staff 

Our talented, bright, and caring staff serve as ideal role models for campers. Staff are carefully screened, well-trained, and often come back for many summers. Many are homegrown and understand the value of camp from their own experiences. All staff are required to obtain CPR, First-Aid, and AED certifications. Many are also lifeguard certified. All staff go through a rigorous week-long training at camp that covers managing group dynamics, addressing homesickness, practicing safety procedures and using techniques for ensuring a positive experience for all campers. All staff receive periodic in-services and reviews to ensure consistent quality leadership. 


Health and Safety

Camp Manitou employs two health supervisors who live on-site during the summer. They are responsible for overseeing First Aid, administering medications and managing any emergency situations. Camp also utilizes a consulting physician to review our procedures and to reference for health-related questions. All camp counselors are CPR, First Aid, and AED certified. Counselors are trained to supervise campers’ needs and ensure that campers wear sunscreen and bug spray and drink enough water.



Our Waterfront Director leads a ‘swim check’ at the beginning of every session where each camper receives a colored band signifying their swimming abilities. Campers are only allowed to swim in designated areas based on their skill level. Campers are allowed to retest throughout the week. We utilize a buddy system so all campers check in with another camper and must remain with that camper until they leave the swim area. During swim time we have buddy checks every 5 minutes, which ensures that campers remain within reach of their buddies.


Camp Manitou is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This is a governing body that we choose to be a part of to help us ensure consistent and quality operations. The ACA establishes a high level of standards that covers all areas of camp operation including health procedures, quality programming, and safe facilities. The ACA provides education and resources as well as an on-site review every three years. 

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