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 opened in 2017 with over 400 beds, including 1/4 of them in lodging options with heat and AC, kitchenettes and full bathrooms.

Both retreat centers are complete with lake activities, hiking & biking trails, sports fields, indoor recreation 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!

Upcoming 2019 Retreats:

Sat-Sun April 20-21

Girlfriends Fall Retreat at Camp Manitowa at Cedar Point– Grab your Girlfriends for an awesome weekend at Camp!

Fri-Sun April 26-28

Women’s Weekend with Dianna Lucas at Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point. Yoga, Women’s Wellness, Empowerment, fitness, gourmet food and more!

Sat-Sun April 27-28

Mother Daughter Retreat 1 at Camp Manitowa Rend Lake! Spend a weekend at Camp with your daughter-mother-Grandmother doing crafts, tie dye, zip lining, canoeing and more!

Sat-Sun May 4-5

Mother Daughter Retreat 2 at Camp Manitowa Rend Lake! A second chance to take part in these “always sold out” special weekends!

Fri-Sun May 3-5

Manifest Station Music and Yoga Festival at Camp Manitowa Cedar Point.  Family Friendly, only $108-$143 includes 2 nights / 3 days of live music, assorted yoga classes, sound healing jams, acro yoga, breathwork, plant hikes, aerial skills, hooping, qigong, gourmet vegan food and kids’ activities!