Mimanagish exists because of community. Programming, maintenence, and housekeeping are attended almost entirely by volunteer staff and community contribution. All participants are expected to clean up after themselves and pitch in to help complete community chores. Chores are typically attended to after meals and include (but aren't necessarily limited to) putting away food, washing dishes, wiping down tables, sweeping and mopping Full Moon dining hall, and attending to the bathhouse. At the end of each retreat, participants also help to clean up common areas as well as their cabins so that they are ready for the next group.
Often people think of these actions as simple meditations, further deepening the significance of time spent at Mimanagish. We can't emphasize enough that activity related to community living fosters simplicity, deepens group relationship, and serves as common thread of support for Mimanagish throughout the decades.