The Manitou Road Runner series will benefit Experience Camps for grieving children. Experience Camps is a national, no-cost program for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Their one-week, overnight summer camp and year-round programs help to reframe the experience of grief and empower kids to develop invaluable coping skills that enable them to move forward with their lives. Through compassion, connection, and play, Experience Camps empowers grieving children to embody a life full of hope and possibility.
Experience Camps was first established at Camp Manitou in 2009 and has transformed the lives of thousands of children by reframing the experience of grief and empowering campers with confidence, skills and support to move forward with their lives.
Starting on 7/2, the campers and staff of Camp Manitou will participate in the second annual Manitou Road Runner Series, culminating on Manitou Give Back Day with the Manitou 5k. The races will take place on the following dates:
- Friday, 7/2: The Manitou Mid-Camp Mile
- Friday, 7/16: The Race to Ghostlight Camp
- Tuesday, 7/27: Tou 5k
If you would like to encourage your son to participate and support Experience Camps, a donation of any amount will provide your child with the official Manitou 5K race bib and an exclusive Manitou facial covering. All campers will be able to participate, regardless of a donation.
Manitou has given us lifelong experiences that we will never forget and we want to share those experiences with others. Any amount you donate gets kids closer to a life-changing opportunity here at Camp Manitou.