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A former Girl Scout camp of over 50 years, this 257-acre property now known as Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point is located in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point offers beachfront access with a new swim dock to 1200-acre Little Grassy Lake. This expansive property includes a full commercial kitchen, a dining hall that seats several hundred, and air conditioned / heated bunkhouses with showers for around 80 people. There are three villages of hogans and two of platform tents complete with fireplaces and restrooms, as well as large spaces for tent camping on this property that offers outdoor retreat experiences for groups big and small.

Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point is available for school groups, church groups, festivals, business and corporate retreats, family reunions, and weddings.

  • Hogan villages include seven 11'x10' screen doored, wooden structured surrounding a pavilion with a fire pit



  • Swimming, sailing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and cliff jumping on scenic 1200-acre Little Grassy Lake
  • Hiking & geocaching to “the rocks” and “the cascades,” night hikes, star gazing, astronomy
  • Water skiing and tubing on Crab Orchard Lake
  • gaga, archery, frisbee golf, 9-square in the air, roofball, capture the flag, extreme scavenger hunts
  • Arts & crafts, wood working, clay firing, tie-dying
  • Horseback riding at Giant City Stables
  • Multi-element team building low ropes course
  • Environmental Education
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Tree Climbing

Year Round Lodges:

  • Great Spirit Lodge – AKA “The Big House” – 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, numerous common areas, large deck, heat and A/C – accommodates 24
  • Sahara Lodge – wood burning fireplace, common area, 2 dormitory style rooms, staff bedroom, showers and bathrooms, heat/AC –  accommodates 24
  • Bruce Lodge –  wood burning fireplace, common area, dormitory style rooms, showers and bathrooms, heat and A/C. accommodates 24
  • Manitowa Lodge (formerly director’s cabin) – small lodge, 2 bedrooms, 1 meeting room, bathroom and shower, heat and A/C – accommodates 10 indoor, 14 more on screened in porch
  • Cedar Point Lodge (formerly the health center) – small lodge, 2 bedrooms, 1 meeting room, bathroom and shower, heat and A/C – accommodates 6

Rustic side:

  • 2 platform tent villages – accommodates 28 each (56 total)
  • 3 small cabin (hogan) villages – accommodates 28 (84 total)
  • 1 large cabin (hogan) village – accommodates 28
  • shower houses with electricity & changing rooms on the property in several locations


Link to a trifold brochure of Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point.
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Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point ALL GIRLS WEEK – June 12-17

  • Wonderful way to reconnect with Camp Cedar Point
  • Girl scout programming: Archery, arts & crafts, tie-dying, GA GA! hiking to “The Rocks” and “The Cascades,” canoeing, kayaking, swimming, one match fires, star gazing, and more!
  • Girl scout Camp Cedar Point alumni will staff the entire week and run the programs & activities.
  • Only $200 – register at our homepage –

ManiFest Station Vol 4 – Music & Yoga Festival May 3-5, 2019 

  • Live music by Griddle Kids, Penn Johnson, Christopher Hawley, LS XPRSS and more
  • Yoga + Journaling set to live music by Yoga Evangelist, Debby Siegel
  • Vegan food by Chris Powers
  • Acro Yoga by Christine Kick
  • Warrior’s Way Yoga and soundscapes by Tim DeWitt
  • Gong Sound Healing with SiriAtma Kaur
  • Aerial Skills and Aerial Yoga by ReKinective Experience
  • Sacred Sexuality by Wind Song
  • Belly Dancing with Veils by Kelsey Kaleta
  • Ecstatic Dance by JQ Williams
  • Fire dancing
  • Families welcome
  • Vegan
  • 2 nights, 5 meals = $108-$143