Nadav Sprague with a Lift for Life student during a ropes course activity.

Gateway to the Great Outdoors

Camp Manitowa has gates, but our commitment to you does not. We will continue to work with your family through a variety of off-season programs. We believe that commitment also means excellent customer service. We are here for you. When you need something you go straight to the top and Read more…

Join Our Summer Staff

Summer Camp near St. Louis Camp Counselor Application At Camp Manitowa, summer camp near St. Louis, our Counselors attend to their assigned yurt of campers.  They must be at least 17 years of age.  Being a Camp Manitowa Counselor will be one of the most meaningful jobs you ever have, but it is Read more…

CENTER • STRENGTHEN • INSPIRE We host women’s weekend retreats in the spring and fall at both our camp facilities, Camp Manitowa-Rend Lake and Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point. Please email Dan – dan@campmanitowa.com to learn more. Despite being a man he’ll still be able to give information on the next Women’s Weekend Read more…

Mother Daughter Spring Retreat II- May 5-6

Mother Daughter Spring Retreat II – May 5-6 This weekend getaway for girls and their female caregivers is taking place at Camp Manitowa Rend Lake in Benton, IL. All the same awesome activities will be offered during this second spring mother/daughter retreat. Both of these retreats will sell out so Read more…

Mother Daughter Retreat Apr 28-29

This weekend getaway designed for mothers and daughters to break barriers, build bridges, and strengthen their bond while creating memories to last a lifetime is taking place at Camp Manitowa Rend Lake in Benton, IL April 28-29. Moms and daughters will have a wonderful time together bonding at camp. Activities Read more…

Girlfriends overnight get aways in nature near St. Louis

Girlfriends Spring Escape April 21-22

At Camp Manitowa Cedar Point in Makanda, IL APRIL 21-22 Ladies, get your friends together and come to camp! Canoeing and kayaking on 1200 Little Grassy Lake, hiking on our 257 acre property, yoga, tie-dying, art projects, campfires, great food and plenty of BFF fun!

teambuilding for schools

Student Teambuilding for Schools

Are you interested in a unique outdoor teambuilding retreat for your students? We have the answer! Camp Manitowa manages two properties in southern Illinois: Camp Manitowa – Rend Lake, a 40-acre property 90 min from St. Louis Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point, a 257 acre property in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Read more…

Camp Manitowa Video

Camp Manitowa offers a safe, secure environment where 2nd-9th grade campers thrive, learn new skills and develop confidence through an elective activity program. New friends and adventures await you at Camp Manitowa in southern Illinois just 90 minutes from St. Louis and Peduccah.

Low ropes team building courses at both Camp Manitowa properties.

Two Locations. Four Seasons.

With year round lodging options, Camp Manitowa Cedar Point can host retreats in all four seasons. Camp Manitowa Rend Lake offers retreats in spring and fall with a full 9 weeks of summer camp each summer beginning in June.

Attune to Nature

Outdoor experiences enrich our perception of the world and support healthy development. Increase your creativity and cognitive skills by spending some time in the great outdoors in southern Illinois at either Camp Manitowa location.   Campers and retreat attendees of all ages can take advantage of outdoor adventure opportunities in the Read more…