Generations of people have come through our grounds and have heard about Christ’s light over the past 60 years. Our prayer is that this ministry will continue, by God’s grace, working diligently and tirelessly over the next 60 years sharing the timeless Truths of Jesus Christ. We are looking for people to invest in future generations through building new cabins which will help us bring Christ’s light to the thousands of guests we serve each year.
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.
We are excited about what God has in store for us in 2018 and we want you to join us in that excitement. How will you continue this Kingdom-building effort? Check out the back of this card for ways to help.
Laura Vroom | Executive Director | Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center
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.