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In 2010, owners Dan and Andy invested $1 million in construction and a complete renovation of Camp Manitowa’s facilities.  Manitowa offers campers and renters the newest, freshest camp in the area, with all of the following amenities:

  • 10 yurts with a total capacity of 180
  • Office building and dorm. 8 dorm rooms with a total capacity of 24
  • Eight cabins with a total capacity of 64
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Health center
  • “Wig Wam” recreation lodge & game room
  • Outdoor, 4 foot deep, 25 foot length swimming pool
  • Little league grade baseball/softball field
  • All purpose athletic field
  • Archery range
  • GA GA! pit
  • Volley ball court
  • Full-court blacktop basketball court
  • 50 foot high ropes challenge course
  • 50 foot high climbing tower
  • 400 foot zip line
  • 40 acre Lake Hamilton – Canoeing and kayaking, aqua-park, fishing, water trampoline
  • 19,000 acre Rend Lake – Water skiing & water recreation
  • 35 foot diameter, 5-circuit Chartres replica labyrinth
  • Large campfire circle
  • Outdoor performance stage
  • Longhouse dining hall accommodates 180

In 2014, Camp Manitowa added the Long House for expanded dining and presentation facility options. The brick patio surrounding the flag pole were added in 2014 and the climbing wall on the ropes course as well.

Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point

In 2017 Camp Manitowa took over management of Camp Cedar Point in Makanda, IL Camp Cedar Point was run as a Girl Scout camp since 1952. Accommodations include: :

  • 1200 acre Little Grassy Lake: canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding  
  • tree climbing and rock climbing with Vertical Voyages professional facilitators
  • low ropes team building exercises and challenges
  • 9-hole, professional quality Frisbee golf course
  • Crab Orchard park rangers facilitates archery, guided hikes, and comprehensive outdoor education programs
  • horseback riding at Rend Lake stables and Giant City stables (extra cost involved) 
  • Zip lining at Shawnee Canopy Tours
  • arts & crafts projects, expert tie-dying
  • talent shows, scavenger hunts
  • multiple campfire circles with s’mores! 
  • 2 large lodges (Bruce and Sahara) that accommodate 20 students and 2-4 staff in separate room. Includes common area with fireplace, heat & a/c, bathrooms, showers
  • 2 small lodges that accommodate 8-10. Includes heat & a/c, one bathroom and shower
  • 6 very cool rustic villages with (one with 2 yurts), screened in hogan cabins (4 per cabin), platform tents (4 per tent), campfire circle and pavilion with fireplace in each village – accommodates 27 per village
  • Large dining hall
  • Large gazebo