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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…

family retreat midwest

Unplug from Technology

When kids take a break from tv, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions. We believe all of us need time to disengage from screens and get outdoors. Being outside is as important now as Read more…

qigong on the waterfront of Little Grassy Lake during Manifest Station music and yoga festival.

Foster Friendships

With over 35 different activities to choose from including sports, water sports, ropes challenge courses, performing arts, and arts and crafts, campers will create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!   2018 Session Dates 2-week sessions Session 1: June 11 – June 24 Session 2: June 25 – July 8 Read more…

Our New Logo

Camp Manitowa is expanding in Southern Illinois, so we thought it best to redesign our logo to incorporate both retreat centers & summer camp locations. Here it is. You’ll find this arrowhead look on shirts and other items soon.

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 Read more…