Come spend the day in the beautiful outdoors and take advantage of all the fun activities at camp. We are offering four field days at two different camps this spring for homeschool families to be together, meet other families, and enjoy!
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Each day starts at 9:00am and runs through 4:00


Camp Manitowa-Rend Lake – 12770 North Benton Rd. Benton, IL 62812: May 4 & May 25

Camp Manitowa-Cedar Point – 1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln. Makanda, IL 62958: April 26 & May 18

Activities at Camp Manitowa

All the following activities will be available to families and staffed by Camp Manitowa staff members. All activities are offered on a first come first serve basis.

  • Canoeing & kayaking on 40-acre Lake Hamilton (CM-Rend Lake)
  • Canoeing & kayaking on 1200-acre Little Grassy Lake (CM-Cedar Point)
  • GA GA Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer – Volleyball – Kickball (CM-Rend Lake)
  • 9-square in the air
  • Arts & crafts activities
  • Hiking
  • Campfires
  • 50′ Climbing tower + high ropes course + 400′ zip line – (CM-Rend Lake – $20/person additional charge)


Families are welcome to bring lunch and snacks. We have dining hall facilities where we’ll provide ice water and “bug juice.” Families are also welcome to bring a blanket, find a picnic spot anywhere on camp to eat, and enjoy the outdoors.

We will also be providing lunch for $7 per person. The menu for the day includes chicken nuggets, french fries, mac & cheese, salad, and cookies.


The cost for a day at camp is $10 per person / $50 maximum per family with more than 5 total family members. Families can pay in cash or with a credit card upon arrival.


We do not have an online registration as we want to avoid charging registration fees. You can reserve you spot by simply emailing your name, number of total people you’ll be bringing, and the date(s) you’d like to attend to:

Dan Grabel –