As the owners of this program, we accept full responsibility for doing everything possible to ensure that our camp has selected appropriate staff with only healthy intentions.
The 21st Century has taught us that too many inappropriate adults continue their efforts to get close to children at congregate care programs, including camps. Please understand that no one is given a “pass” and permitted to work here, simply because they happen to be:
If your life includes any of the nine statements below, please consider employment elsewhere that does not include work with children.
Staff applying for any position at my camp need to read the following questions and carefully answer them.
During our staff orientation and training, we invite well-known and respected experts to alert our staff to the behaviors of adults with unhealthy motivations regarding children.
We are Mandated Reporters at camp and have zero tolerance for child molesters and/or pedophiles.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Camp Manitou strives to provide a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our campers, staff and extended community. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging through respectful curiosity, personal responsibility, and continual improvement.
We will not accept racism or intolerance.
We strive to create better systemic opportunities in camping and in our world by amplifying and supporting the members of under-represented and historically marginalized identity groups and by educating our campers to be allies and advocates of social justice.
And we believe that statements like these must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be imperfect, ongoing, and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and move towards a more equitable future.
Camp Manitou appreciates the history and native symbolism of Indigenous tribes. We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Wabanaki People. We endeavor to continually investigate the language, physical symbols, and camp traditions that misappropriate Indigenous culture.
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