Conference Services - Retreats and Camps

A wide variety of options.

Manchester University's North Manchester campus offers a wide variety of multi-purpose options for both indoor and outdoor fun and games or retreats and getaways, from the last week of May through the second week of August.

For summer camp and conference groups, Manchester’s residence halls offer attractive, comfortable rooms within a short walking distance of group meeting areas. Residence hall housing can accommodate groups up to 874 in size (514 air-conditioned rooms and 360 without air conditioning). Read more on our lodging options page.

Oakwood Hall and Helman Hall also feature expansive great rooms, which offer an attractive space for meetings, presentations and sessions for up to 120 persons. Alternately, these flexible rooms can simply serve as a friendly “built-in” location for guests to relax and mingle. Find additional details on our lodging options page.

Petersime Chapel and the Muir Peace Garden offer beautiful focal points for spirituality, meditation, and relaxation on the campus. Both serve as places for individual reflection and communal worship. The indoor Chapel and the outdoor Peace Garden are often incorporated by summer guests into their events.

Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center, which is owned and operated by Manchester University, is located approximately 12 miles north of North Manchester or just south of Pierceton in Kosciusko County, Indiana. The retreat facility is a beautifully picturesque setting that is ideal for group retreats, outings, reunions, workshops, and meetings.

“I’ve been planning special events and conferences for 30 years now and this year was our most successful ever after moving it to Manchester University for the first time. The conferences staff was fantastic and understands what ‘excellent customer service’ means. All of our needs were met immediately and our group raved about the great food. I would recommend any group consider going to Manchester University and would gladly tell them that if they want to contact me. You will be delighted beyond expectation…just as we were!"  - Lynne Doctor, Grand Session Chairman, Indiana Jobs Daughters


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