Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point

[slideshow_deploy id=’1414′] A former Girl Scout camp of over 50 years, this 257-acre property now known as Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point is located in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point offers beachfront access with a new swim dock to 1200-acre Little Grassy Lake. This expansive property includes a full commercial kitchen, a dining hall that seats several hundred, and air conditioned / heated bunkhouses with showers for around 100 people. There are three villages of hogans and platform tents complete with fireplaces and restrooms, as well as large spaces for tent camping on this property that offers outdoor retreat experience for groups big and small.

Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point is available for school groups, church groups, festivals, business and corporate retreats, family reunions, and weddings.



  • Swimming, sailing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and cliff jumping on scenic 1200-acre Little Grassy Lake
  • Hiking & geocaching to “the rocks” and “the cascades,” night hikes, star gazing, astronomy
  • Water skiing and tubing on Crab Orchard Lake
  • GA GA, archery, frisbee golf, 9-square in the air, roofball, capture the flag, extreme scavenger hunts
  • Arts & crafts, wood working, clay firing, tie-dying
  • Horseback riding at Giant City Stables
  • Multi-element team building low ropes course
  • Environmental Education

Year Round Lodges:

  • Great Spirit Lodge – AKA “The Big House” – 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, numerous common areas, large deck, heat and A/C – accommodates 25
  • Sahara Lodge – wood burning fireplace, common area, 2 dormitory style rooms, staff bedroom, showers and bathrooms, heat/AC –  accommodates 25
  • Bruce Lodge –  wood burning fireplace, common area, dormitory style rooms, showers and bathrooms, heat and A/C. accommodates 25
  • Manitowa Lodge (formerly director’s cabin) – small lodge, 2 bedrooms, 1 meeting room, bathroom and shower, heat and A/C – accommodates 15
  • Cedar Point Lodge (formerly the health center) – small lodge, 2 bedrooms, 1 meeting room, bathroom and shower, heat and A/C – accommodates 15

Rustic side:

  • 3 platform tent villages – accommodates 28 each (84 total)
  • 2 small cabin (hogan) villages – accommodates 28 (56 total)
  • 1 large cabin (hogan) village – accommodates 28
  • shower houses & changing rooms on the property in several locations


Link to a trifold brochure of Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point.
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Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point ALL GIRLS WEEK – June 12-17

  • Wonderful way to reconnect with Camp Cedar Point
  • Girl scout programming: Archery, arts & crafts, tie-dying, GA GA! hiking to “The Rocks” and “The Cascades,” canoeing, kayaking, swimming, one match fires, star gazing, and more!
  • Girl scout Camp Cedar Point alumni will staff the entire week and run the programs & activities.
  • Only $200 – register at our homepage –

ManiFest Station Vol 2 – Music & Yoga Festival May 4-6, 2018 

  • Live music by Griddle Kids, JD Hughes & the Fuze, Magicko, and more
  • Yoga set to live music by Debby Siegel, YoGoGirls & Yoga Evangelist & Chris Powers
  • Acro Yoga by Christine Kick
  • Warrior’s Way by Tim DeWitt
  • Hooping with Amy Greenley of JamHoops
  • Sound Healing + Cacao + Yoga with Willow Beseda, LMT, RYT
  • Firedancing
  • Families welcome
  • Vegan
  • 2 nights, 5 meals = $100


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