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Retreat Centers near St. Louis

Camp Manitowa’s retreat centers near St Louis offers facilities, programming and staff that will provide your guests with an unforgettable time away. Both centers in southern Illinois, 40-acre Camp Manitowa Rend Lake is nestled between Lake Hamilton, Rend Lake and Wayne Fitzgerell State Park just 90 minutes from St. Louis or Paducah, and less than 2 hours from Evansville. Our 257-acre Camp Manitowa Cedar Point near Carbondale sits in the flyway between Little Grassy Lake in Illinois’ Giant City State Park and Devil’s Kitchen Lake in the Shawnee National Forest. This portion of the midwest is layered with nature’s bountiful beauty.

Camp Manitowa Rend Lake’s facilities were renovated in 2010 and can accommodate up to 180 in yurts, and another 64 in cabins.

Camp Manitowa Cedar Point near Carbondale in southern IL, opened in 2017 with 400 beds, including lodging options with heat and AC, kitchenettes and full bathrooms.

Both retreat centers are complete with lake activities, hiking & biking trails, sports fields, indoor rec spaces, a commercial kitchen and a dining hall, all just a short drive from St. Louis, MO.

We offer a variety of rental options:

  • ½ day
  • full day
  • overnight/multiple night
  • Camp Manitowa in a van (we’ll come to you)
  • Manitowa Outfitters (we’ll plan and run your trip)
  • Venue rental

Whether you’re a small business, major corporation, youth group or a school, Camp Manitowa Retreat Centers are a great place to get away from the day-to-day and refocus. We offer a variety of programming from team building to experiential/outdoor education to adventure sports to camping experiences. Please contact Dan Grabel to discuss your group’s needs.

We’d love to help you with your next event!

2020 Retreats & Festivals:

Women’s Weekend April 30-May 2
Sugar Creek Music Festival April 16-18
Mother Daughter Retreat May 15-16