Esther Wells Memorial Swim Fund
Saturday, April 28th 2012
Jon, Sam and Bob Wells are longtime Manitou enthusiasts, and can be found volunteering in the kitchen at Manitou Experience. They’ve taken their love of camp a step further with their generous offer to start the Esther Wells Memorial Swim Fund, in honor of their mother, who passed away when we were 12, 13, and 16 years old (respectively). Esther always insisted on swimming and loved that they attended camp.
Beginning this summer, the Wells Brothers will make a $25 donation to Manitou Experience on behalf of every Manitou camper who completes the Manitou Island swim, a tradition that will return to camp this summer after a long hiatus, for any camper ambitious enough to swim out to the island and back on Sunday mornings.
We thank the Wells Brothers and are so grateful for their support of both the Island Swim and Manitou Experience. I’m sure their mother would be proud.