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Thoughts from a former camper & counselor

“Camp is my home away from home.” For anyone who has ever attended a summer camp, the saying is excessively used, overzealously clichéd, and yet entirely the truth. I first attended Andy Brown and Dan Grabel’s summer camps when I was eight years old. A wide-eyed and pudgy soon-to-be-third-grader, I Read more…

Camp memories…

Working late into the nights, puzzling over calculus homework, studying statistics concepts, or rehearsing presentations for my Sport Ethics class, I often think back to the summers. I think back to tubing on the choppy waters of Rend Lake. At times, half of my body would be in the lake, Read more…

Join Our Summer Staff

Summer Camp near St. Louis Camp Counselor Application At Camp Manitowa, summer camp near St. Louis, our Counselors attend to their assigned yurt of campers.  They must be at least 17 years of age.  Being a Camp Manitowa Counselor will be one of the most meaningful jobs you ever have, but it is Read more…

7 Reasons to Attend Camp

What do you think of when someone mentions the word camp? A lot of people have grown up going to different camps, whether they be for sports, church, team building, or even all of the above. Regardless of what type of camp was attended, I would be willing to bet that the attendants Read more…

Getting ready for the summer of a lifetime

We are always impressed with the level of commitment to camp from our staff. They choose to leave their homes, schools, friends, family, and other more high-paying job opportunities to come work here. It’s a hot, challenging, and sometimes thankless job, but ultimately our counselors love the camaraderie that is Read more…

Memorial Brick

We all have fond childhood memories of going to camp. Whether just for a day, a week or a month, nothing compares to the experiences kids get while at summer camp. Camp Manitowa is a “happy place” that provides students a safe, secure environment where campers thrive, learning new skills Read more…