North Chicago Scholars reflect on their Camp Manito-wish experiences

By 09/20/2012

In early August, North Chicago Community High School ninth grade Scholars received their introduction to the Schuler Scholar Program by traveling to Camp Manito-wish. Here are a few of their thoughts on the camp experience:

"Camp Manito-wish really changed me. It developed my leadership skills. It also made me really appreciate everything in life. Camp challenged me, from climbing a 35 foot pole to working with a team."

-Jose Garcia

"Camp was full of new friends, laughs, and even embarrassing moments. Trail was full of challenges, but my group and I were able to overcome them. All of the staff members at camp were very humble and down-to-earth (literally). This camp also gave me a chance to show what I can do if I believe in myself."

-Juan Mejias

"Camp Manito-wish was a life changing experience because I learned to be confident and to try new things. I like the camp because of the challenges that I faced like rock climbing, climbing the pamper pole, and going down the zip line. I also learned things about Scholars from North Chicago that I didn’t know before. I will never forget Camp Manito-wish or the people that were there to support us and help us on trail."

-Alexander Olvera

"At first I wasn’t very excited about going to camp and being away from home. Finding out about living in the woods for three days didn’t make things any better. But after meeting the camp staff and going on trail, I loved camp Manito-wish. I definitely plan on going back to be a senior leader."

-Ariana Turner

North Chicago Class of 2016 Scholars show off their new skills at Camp Manito-wish.

North Chicago Class of 2016 Scholars show off their new skills at Camp Manito-wish.

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