Family & Group Retreats


Get Outdoors in Southern Illinois

We believe everyone can use some time away these days. Camp Manitowa offers families, small groups, and individuals an opportunity to get out of the house, get out of the city, and get into nature. Both of our midwest camp properties in Benton, Illinois, and Makanda, Illinois, are offer private accommodations in a beautiful, spread out, outdoor camp setting. 

Heated lodges, cabins, and yurts are available, along with tent camping where we can even provide the tents!

May 18-19- Mother/daughter retreat

One of our favorite retreats. Mothers and daughters spend one night and two days at camp where all of our activities are available along with an awesome “make your own” trail mix bar, decorate your own cupcakes, campfire with song session and s’mores.

Contact Dan - [email protected] to save your spot. Registration available here:


AirBnB at Camp Manitowa

Book your stay in beautiful Southern Illinois, IL, experience the natural beauty of Camp Manitowa and the Rend Lake recreation complex Take out a canoe or kayak, play basketball and Frisbee golf, go on a hike, chill at the campfire.

Accommodations include three 5-person cabins. One queen bed & two bunkbeds:
Cozy cabin #1
Cozy cabin #2
Cozy cabin #3

Little Red Cabin
Wood bus