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With our new cabins, we will be able to house larger groups who want to use our grounds. We will be able to house more summer campers for overnight camps. We will be able to spread the love of Jesus Christ and continue to be a light for Him in the Chicagoland area.

A project like this is our top priority because it will not only enhance the camping experience but will allow us to scale and reach more people! 

We desire Manitoqua to be a place where people of all ages come for spiritual renewal, fellowship, and fun, or simply a quiet reprieve from the hectic pace of everyday life. It is our hope to build a spiritual, strong, and lasting RENEWAL COMMUNITY & LEGACY, making a lasting positive difference in the lives of campers.

ACORN CABIN is finished! We have now successfully constructed our first new cabin and are hearing from parents on the summer camp evaluations that they would like to see more new cabins built.  Campers enjoyed having the bathrooms within their facility.  Please consider how you can partner with us to continue the momentum to the vision of building our new BIRCH & CEDAR CABINS!

Would you help us make this DREAM become a REALITY?

Thank you,
Laura Vroom | Executive Director | Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center

 There are 3 EASY ways to donate –

  1. Make a quick one-time donation
  2. Become a regular monthly partner
  3. Mail a check payable to Manitoqua Ministries to 8122 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423  

We would be happy to talk with you about your company match program, a legacy gift, or a qualified charitable distribution (IRA owners over 70 1/2).

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60 years ago, Camp Manitoqua became a light for the Chicagoland area

  • In 1958...all the cabins were completed costing $30,000 (without heat).
    Before the cabins, campers stayed in tents on our grounds.
  • In 1967...already running out of space in our cabins, the dining hall basement and upstairs chapel wings were finished to make more retreat room.
  • In 1969...year-round, overnight retreats became a reality when the heat was installed in all the cabins.
  • In 1993...the Adult Retreat Center and the Oaks were completed to offer more options for adult retreats.
  • In 2017...air conditioning units were installed in the cabins.

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If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Manitoqua Ministries in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. Of course, AmazonSmile is always available to anyone using a computer for Amazon purchases.


Manitoqua Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.