Camp Manitowa

Rentals & Retreats

Camp Manitowa

Retreat Center and Campground near St. Louis

Camp Manitowa is the perfect option for group outings, large and small. Whether you’re looking for corporate or school team building, a getaway for a group of friends, or a unique location for a family reunion, we can customize your experience by group size, activities and goals. 

We have hosted a diverse catalog of groups & events, from 6th grade camps, athletic teams, team-building weekends, yoga retreats, religious groups, fraternities & sororities, music festivals, birthday celebrations & even weddings! 

For smaller groups such as families & friend groups, you can book individual cabins/amenities on our property through airbnb, click here to book through airbnb.

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Our Camp Manitowa facilities create the perfect location for your next event. Our high and low challenge ropes courses are great for team building, our outdoor amenities are perfect for hosting birthdays, reunions and more, and our location near Rend Lake makes for a beautiful setting for any event.

Our property is equipped with a swimming area & dock, kayaks & canoes, and a water trampoline directly on the lake. Our grounds feature a large, in-ground swimming pool, athletic fields, numerous ga-ga pits, basketball courts, a recreation lodge & game room, a 50-foot-high ropes challenge course & climbing wall, multiple campfire circles, & an outdoor performance stage.

There are 10 large yurts that sleep 15, 2 smaller yurts that sleep 10, 4 newly renovated cabins that comfortably sleep 4, 3 shower houses, and various dorm rooms with a capacity of 24. There is also a commercial kitchen on the property. 


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Who rents Camp Manitowa?

  • Families- use Camp Manitowa for special occasions like birthdays, reunions and special holidays/celebrations or just for a get-away weekend to spend time in nature and connect with one another.
  • Schools - use Camp Manitowa for events like 6th grade camp or join us for athletic camps and team building retreats.
  • Corporations- use Camp Manitowa for retreats, corporate outings, team-building exercises and celebration getaways.
  • Nonprofits find Camp Manitowa useful for retreats or even to create their own camp to serve specific groups.
  • Religious groups - use Camp Manitowa for youth group retreats, getaways and holiday celebrations.



Thank you for helping to build my child’s confidence, for opening his heart and mind, and for giving him the best summer! He loved EVERYTHING

My son enjoys these adventures so much so I hear about it all year long. He makes new friends and looks forward to seeing old returning friends too. His confidence and self esteem matures with each camp session. I'm ever grateful for all they do for each camper.

Camp Manitowa becomes more and more special to me each year I get to be a part of it and watch each group of people enjoy and grow from it. The happiness, positive energy, gratitude, connection, FUN and overall joy I felt and witnessed all summer was magical.

I truly believe this camp has made the biggest impact on my life. I’ve met the most incredible people at Manitowa and I don’t know where I would be without them. Camp has taught me so much and it really is hard to explain just how amazing it is.

My summers spent at Camp Manitowa have shaped me into the person I am today. It is my favorite place in the world and I can’t imagine a better home. I am so grateful for the role models and friendships that I've gained from this special place.

Manitowa has been a huge part of my life for the past 11 years. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this remarkable place. The summers just keep getting better, and I’m already counting down the seconds until I get to go back. I am so proud to be a part of the Manitowa community.

Bradley Bellinger

I spent the majority of my childhood spending summers at Manitowa, and when they tell you that you'll form lifelong bonds, they aren’t lying. I always felt like I could be my crazy self here and live out my summers to the fullest. SO many special memories with amazing people whom I will never forget.

Camp Manitowa has been my home away from home. I came into my own here as an individual, a team member and eventually a leader and administrator. As always, it’s the people that really make the place special. All the friendships and memories I’ve made at camp are the most cherished in my life.

Manitowa was the place that taught me how to be independent, how to be myself, and gave me some of the most important and influential friends I’ve ever had.

Thankful for the place I walked into as a shy and quiet 16 year old and walked out 7 years later as a confident, 22 year old leader.

I love Camp Manitowa because it’s a place you go to be exactly who you are.

Camp Manitowa is a community like no other and I feel so proud to be a part of its magic! The friends you make truly become a part of you no matter distance or time.