Retreat Center & Residential Summer Camp

Session I - June 12-25
Session II - June 26-July 9
Session III - July 10-23
Session A (1-week) - June 12-18
Session B (1-week) - July 10-16
Smoky Mountain Adventure Trip (9th-10th grade) - June 19-25 & July 17-23
Camp Nadav Aleph - 1-week Jewish camping - July 24-30 (@ Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point)
Camp Nadav Bet July 31 - August 6 (@ Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point)
Taste of Manitowa - July 31- August 6


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. Read more →

The Healing Village at Manifest Station May 5-7

Manifest Station May 5-7 will be the first of many retreats finding its home at our new facility Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point. This new midwest music & yoga festival filled with 3 days / 2 nights of live music, creative yoga classes, acro yoga, hooping and fire dancers is bringing in vendors for their Healing Village – one of three… Read more →

Manifest Station: music & yoga retreat

Manifest Station: music & yoga at Manitowa’s newest location May 5-7, 2017 Treat yourself to a weekend of playing with friends, while elevating your vibrations with live music, entertainment and creative class offerings at Camp Manitowa’s newest facility in southern Illinois. Many local musicians performing throughout the weekend. We’ll dine on vegan meals from Wheelie Good Food Dood & Vegan Evangelist, Chris Powers throughout… Read more →

Getting ready for the summer of a lifetime

We are always impressed with the level of commitment to camp from our staff. They choose to leave their homes, schools, friends, family, and other more high-paying job opportunities to come work here. It’s a hot, challenging, and sometimes thankless job, but ultimately our counselors love the camaraderie that is created amongst themselves and the campers, and give 110% to… Read more →

Memorial Brick

We all have fond childhood memories of going to camp. Whether just for a day, a week or a month, nothing compares to the experiences kids get while at summer camp. Camp Manitowa is a “happy place” that provides students a safe, secure environment where campers thrive, learning new skills and develop their confidence. Both our beautiful 40 acre facility… Read more →

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 motto is “you don’t have to be anywhere, but you… Read more →