Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center


The Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center is owned and operated by Manchester University. Located between Pierceton and North Manchester just off State Road 13, the facility offers a tranquil setting for hikes, quiet reflection, or groups who want to learn or study.

Measuring around 100 acres, Koinonia is ecologically diverse, containing:

  • Hardwood and pine forests
  • A five-acre kettle lake
  • A large wetland complex with a walkway and observation decks
  • A restored prairie

The nature center, which houses labs and a museum with many hands-on exhibits, is located in the top level of the two-story 40 x 100-foot building. The retreat center is located on the lower level.

Kononia also offers wetland programs, workshops, nature photography, and resources for science teachers and their students.

Contact us to schedule your educational field trips and retreat center activities.