Retreat Center & Residential Summer Camp
for 2nd – 10th graders
90 miles from St. Louis

Two Week Sessions
Session 1: June 8 - June 21
Session 2: June 22 - July 5
Session 3: July 6 - July 19
One Week Sessions
Session 1: June 8 - June 14
Session 2: July 6 - July 12
Specialty Camps
Dave Simon's Rock Tour Camp: June 8 - June 14
Golf Camp July 20 - July 24
Taste of Manitowa Camp: July 27 - August 2
Smokey Mountain Adventure Camp for 9-10th Graders
Trip 1: June 15 - June 21
Trip 2: July 13 - July 19


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 Kesem
– For Kids Whose Parent has Cancer

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children ages 6-16 through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is FREE to these children and the St. Louis University chapter’s camp will be at Camp Manitowa Aug 2-7, 2015. Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children touched by a parent’s cancer.  Camp Kesem’s… Read more →

Yoga Buzz Ball
– Supporting Camp Ferguson

March 27, arrive in the Starlight Room atop the historic Chase Park Plaza and get ready for an amazing evening. Kick things off with an hour-long, all-levels yoga event led by Yoga Buzz founder Elle Potter, set to live music. After class, enjoy the most extravagant Yoga Buzz yet, with a huge variety of food and beverages to sample from… 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 →