Retreat Center & Residential Summer Camp

Getting ready for the summer of a lifetime

We are always impressed with the level of commitment to camp from our staff. They choose to leave their homes, schools, friends, family, and other more high-paying job opportunities to come work here. It’s a hot, challenging, and sometimes thankless job, but ultimately our counselors love the camaraderie that is created amongst themselves and the campers, and give 110% to… Read more →

Adventure Seekers, We have a retreat for you!

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, our SO FLY: Yoga Festival is for you. Does the latest issue of National Geographic sit atop your coffee table (or in your restroom)? Do you feel off if you don’t incorporate something active in your day? Do your social media feeds fill with images of people in incredible places,… Read more →

Memorial Brick

We all have fond childhood memories of going to camp. Whether just for a day, a week or a month, nothing compares to the experiences kids get while at summer camp. Camp Manitowa is a “happy place” that provides students a safe, secure environment where campers thrive, learning new skills and develop their confidence. Both our beautiful 40 acre facility… Read more →

Camp Kesem
– For Kids Whose Parent has Cancer

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children ages 6-16 through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is FREE to these children and the St. Louis University chapter’s camp will be at Camp Manitowa Aug 2-7, 2015. Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children touched by a parent’s cancer.  Camp Kesem’s… Read more →

Camp Priorities

Fun At Camp Manitowa campers get to choose four of the five activity sessions held each day. If they find something great, they can choose to do it all day. We also believe in supervised free play and giving campers the space to be creative. During supervised free play our motto is “you don’t have to be anywhere, but you… Read more →