WIND POINT — For the 23rd consecutive year, students in grades nine through 12 at The Prairie School, 4050 Lighthouse Drive, started the school year with a trip to Camp Manito-wish in Boulder Junction.
When Kevin Will, biology teacher and The Prairie School’s outdoor education leader, discovered the camp more than two decades ago, he knew he found the perfect place to combine an outdoor experience with the kind of collaborative leadership training The Prairie School continually stresses.
The school participates in the camp’s comprehensive four-year program for high school students which features a new experience every year. Each year builds on the one before, providing incremental skills honed in age-appropriate settings. From in-camp team building as freshmen, to a kayaking trip for seniors, Camp Manito-wish serves as the backdrop for self-discovery and important life lessons.