As a kid, I was a camper at Camp Manitou for six summers. These were the best summers of my childhood, eight weeks of unlimited sports and intense activities such as College League and Color War. Istill to this day consider Manitou to be one of my favorite places in the world. To put it in perspective, my older brother (who was a counselor while I was a camper) and I can still rehash color war baseball games from the '90s as if they happened a few weeks prior. At the age of 16, I made the difficult decision to focus my summers on baseball and said goodbye to Manitou. This past summer, for the first time in 15 years, I went back. Except I didn't go back for summer camp, I went back as a volunteer for the Manitou Experience.
So what is Manitou Experience? It's a one week free of charge summer camp for boys who have experienced a significant death in their life, typically a parent or sibling. It creates a safe place for these boys to share their feelings, laugh, cry, have fun, and create life-long friendships with their peers. Its staff is comprised entirely of volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, who give up a week of their year to help these children cope with their deepest, most private traumatic experience in their life.
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