Camp Manitou is FOR ALL.
To us, for all means we are continuously working with our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee and others to make adjustments and review policies, procedures, and practices to identify ways we can provide positive, life-changing experiences for all members of our community.
Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement
As a part of the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley, Camp Manitou shares in the mission to strengthen community for all. Our efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs and policies are essential to providing a safe space where everyone feels a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their authentic self. Our expectation is that all members of the Camp Manitou community will act with intentionality to achieve this mission.
YMCA Camp Manitou respectfully acknowledges that the Anishinaabe People were the original inhabitants and cared for the Anishinabewaki territory that camp currently occupies. We recognize the perseverance and survival of Indigenous communities, who continue to live throughout this region. We recognize the importance of building sustainable relationships with our Indigenous communities and strive to be responsible stewards of the sacred nature of their homelands. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment towards our work to educate our camp community about this land and our relationships with it and each other.