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Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098


About Us

Welcome to 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds- otherwise known as Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus. Located in beautiful Woodstock, Illinois, our retreat facility welcomes guests to visit our ecologically friendly campus and experience the great outdoors through a multitude of interactive team building activities. Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus provides a serene setting for overnight conferences, retreats, workshops, team building, classes, and special events, while allowing individuals to connect intellectually, spiritually, and through nature.

The mission of the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus is twofold:

  • To serve as a place for spiritual and intellectual growth through retreats and adventure programs
  • To serve as a campus for study and research of the environment and ecological sustainability.

We have a fundamental guiding principle of conservation on our campus by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Loyola is committed to restoring and maintaining the biodiversity of our campus and invites you to join in our mission of sustainability, conservation, and restoration during your stay with us.

Amenities: The interior of the Retreat & Ecology Campus is just as inviting, featuring a dining room, meeting spaces, lounges, chapel, and multiple community spaces. This sanctuary of self-reflection provides a peaceful setting for your group's conference, retreat, or workshop.

  • Lodging: Overnight accommodations in our hotel-style retreat suites or affordable monastery-style guest rooms
  • Meetings: Choose from multipurpose rooms,
    lounges, computer labs, or chapel located throughout the facility. Enjoy plush furnishings, ample lighting, and privacy in all of our meeting spaces.
  • Dining: Enjoy gourmet meals in our dining hall or opt to have your meals catered to your meeting space
  • Activities: team building activities such as our exciting outdoor challenge and ropes course, hiking trails, or basketball/tennis courts.

Soul in the World's Homestead Retreat & Gardens
Shawnee National Forest
Cobden, Illinois


(618) 893-1121

Built in 1856, this homestead is being given new life as a comfortable retreat house with gardens taking shape on the property. You can "get away" and still be close to unique villages, organic farms, parks and much more. No internet. No T.V. Peace.

The Homestead Retreat House & Gardens serves as a space for individual & group day retreats, as well as overnight guests. I will do my best to accommodate the schedules and needs of everyone who uses the house.


  • Two bedrooms. Currently under renovation, the main bedroom is spacious and has a beautiful view of the back yard and forest. The second bedroom is more like a spare room, but is comfortable as well. It has a double futon that can be used as an extra place to curl up and read, or as a place to sleep.
  • Well-stocked kitchen
  • Pantry that holds all of the garden supplies as well as art supplies.
  • The Homestead Retreat & Gardens is nestled into just over an acre of land within the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest. Surrounded by rolling hills, forest, orchards, farms and vineyards, you will love the views!

In a spirit of "home," I welcome you to share in this space of contemplation,
creativity, mindful presence and love.

4875 LaVerna Road, Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 523 - 0901

Do you seek time to relax? Does time away from emails and phone calls sound appealing?

In the Franciscan tradition of an ecumenical invitation to men and women, we introduce our peaceful and safe oasis for individuals and groups.

Located on 300 acres of beautiful grounds, you might think you traveled a distance to find this tranquility when, in fact, you have journeyed to Springfield, Illinois.

Our spacious and private guest rooms offer the amenities you seek when you are away from home, including a private bathroom and food service, with the added benefit throughout of a profound sense of quiet.

The sacred places are inspirational and the presence of God is always evident.

Here your hopes find God’s healing presence; here your mind can reflect; here your body is renewed; here your spirit comes home to God and knows healing and peace.

Community of Christ
Chicago Mission Center

PO Box 901
Oswego, IL 60543


Camp Quarryledge welcomes you!

Located about 30 miles west of Chicago near Oswego, Illinois, Camp Quarryledge provides the Chicago Mission Center as well as other organizations with a beautiful place for fun, worship and fellowship. The grounds are available on a reservation basis. For more information about the various activities offered or reserving the campgrounds please check out our web page at

Camp Quarryledge is available for rental to outside groups for numerous activities, including:
  • Youth Camps
  • Church Reunions
  • Weekend Retreats
  • Family Camps
  • Family Reunions
  • Business Retreats
  • Training Events
  • Seminars
  • Receptions

  • Over 15 acres to accommodate many different group outings
  • Sanctuary/Multi Purpose Area
  • Dining hall and Lodge

Camp Quarryledge - Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through camping

The Cenacle
513 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614+ 6428
Tel 773-528-6404

The Cenacle

The Cenacle is a Catholic congregation of women religious whose mission is, “We work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people of our times.” The Cenacle Sisters have been giving retreats and spiritual direction to thousands of people in the United States and Canada for more than 100 years.

Visit Our Retreat & Conference Center in Chicago:
he Chicago Cenacle is home to a bustling Retreat and Conference Center located on our grounds in the heart of Chicago. We offer meeting rooms, dining and overnight accommodations.

There are Cenacle Retreat Centers in:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY
  • Houston, TX
  • Metairie, LA
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Vancouver, BC

Please call 773-528-6404 or e-mail

Please visit our web site at

Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center
2001 Waukegan Road
P.O. Box 176
Techny, Illinois 60082

Phone: 847-272-1100
Fax: 847-272-9363

Originally established as a seminary for the Society of the Divine Word, Techny Towers now serves as an ecumenical center for religious, social, educational, service and other nonprofit organizations. For more than 20 years our conference and retreat facility has provided a supportive setting that fosters creativity and strategic thinking.

Techny Towers conference and retreat center serves groups from 10 to 150 with comfortable and well-equipped meeting rooms. There are 50 guest rooms with private baths providing comfortable and quiet accommodations. All are equipped with individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Groups that prefer separate quarters can stay at the 22-room Maria House, a guest house on our grounds.

As an ecumenical center, Techny Towers welcomes all faiths for brief or extended retreats, and two chaplains are available as guides for spiritual direction.

For more information visit us on FindtheDivine

JCYS Camp Henry Horner

26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL 60041

Welcome to JCYS Camp Henry Horner

Just a one-hour drive from Chicago and Milwaukee, JCYS Camp Henry Horner is set on picturesque Wooster Lake, situated amid 180 acres of beautiful trails, rolling prairies and woodlands. JCYS combines conference and meeting facilities with superb lodge and cabin accommodations, delicious meals prepared fresh in our dining hall and numerous recreational options.

It is an ideal location for:

  • Corporate, educational & religious retreats
  • Conferences & picnics
  • Outdoor education programs
  • Family & camp reunions
  • Workshops & events
  • Team-building adventures

JCYS offers a full range of facilities, resources and programs to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. They are complemented by the remarkable degree of warmth and personal service that our staff provides. Whether playing or relaxing, learning or sharing, the JCYS Conference and Retreat Center provides an unforgettable experience.

Camp Manitowa

12770 North Benton Rd
Benton, IL 62812

Welcome to Camp Manitowa

Camp Manitowa is a brand new sleep-away summer camp and retreat center in Southern Illinois about 90 minutes from St. Louis, MO. Host your next retreat, outing or team-building meeting at Rend Lake’s Camp Manitowa. Our facilities, renovated in 2010, can accommodate up to 180 overnight guests in yurts, 64 in cabins, and another 24 in eight dorm rooms. Our commercial-grade kitchen and dining hall provide your guests with food service options too.

We've just completed a million dollar renovation and have excellent accommodations and activity space. We're also surrounded by multiple lakes, state parks, and national forests giving us an amazing natural surrounding that's hard to beat.

Guests sleep in yurt villages. Yurts are huge hut-like structures with a circular base. Combined with our new beds, this is the best communal living space available.

The new 8-element high ropes course and zip line is the best in the region.

Portiuncula Center for Prayer
9263 W. St. Francis Road
Frankfort, Illinois 60423

(815) 464-3880

Francis of Assisi chose a small place for prayer which came to be called PORTIUNCULA or Small Portion. The PORTIUNCULA Center for Prayer fosters experiences that encourage the integration of body, mind, and spirit. We hereby share in Francis' vision of assisting in the renewal of all God's people.

Nestled in the lovely wooded 50-acre campus of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Portiuncula provides a peaceful environment.
Open, grassy knolls, wooded hiking trails and a small creek invite our guests to enter the solitude for study, prayer, and rest.


  • Conference spaces: Comfortable, air-conditioned meeting rooms ideal for groups as small as 2 or as large as 55. A spacious auditorium, seating over 400, is available in a nearby building.
  • Overnight Accomodations: 27 clean, simple bedrooms to comfortably accommodate up to 50 overnight guests. Each room has individually controlled air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have private bath facilities
  • Dining: Our warm, attractive dining room comfortably seats 55. Home-cooked, cafeteria-style meals focusing on light, heart-healthy menus are featured
  • Prayer rooms: The Portiuncula chapel is located in the building, the Queen of Angels Chapel in the Mother House can be used if your group exceeds the capacity for the Portiuncula chapel. The Heritage Chapel, the Sister's original 1870 chapel stands on holy ground behind the Motherhouse.
  • Labyrinth
  • Hermitages


  • Retreats/Programs
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Hermitages
  • Poverello Holistic Center: Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Ortho-Bionomy, Healing Facial, More

PORTIUNCULA Center for Prayer
A Sacred Place for Healing., Hope and Harmony

Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center
320 Todd Center Dr.
Columbia, IL 62236

Welcome to Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center

Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center
is a non-profit, non-denominational retreat center nestled in the bluffs of Columbia, Illinois. Founders Charles and Virginia Todd opened the center in 1982 offering good food and a welcoming Christian atmosphere. Guests provide their own programs and are offered unique opportunities for reflection and renewal. Toddhall offers 5 conference rooms and more than 50 sleeping rooms.

Conveniently located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, guests will enjoy the benefits of retreat at this 45-acre center. Our hope is that your experience at Toddhall will instill peace and well-being and allow you to draw closer to God and nature.

The Well Spirituality Center

1515 West Ogden Avenue • LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721
Phone: 708-482-5088
E-Mail Address:

The Well is a place where people of all faiths and cultures are invited to recognize and affirm our communion with God and all creation; to experience an atmosphere for spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness and to participate in the Sacred processes of healing and caring for earth and her people.
Come To The Well

We are a people and a place for:
Retreats Workshops
Spiritual Direction
Healing - Massage, Reiki, Grief Counseling

Rooms are available at The Well and/or in the CSJ Motherhouse for your individual or small group needs. Group sizes from 7- 40 persons. Overnight accommodations limited to 30. Days of prayer and reflection, meetings, workshops, etc. may be arranged.
The Well has a complete schedule of programs and a calendar of events that can be viewed online. For more information...
“The Well will challenge, welcome, support, give insight, beauty and faith to you... My ultimate reward program”
Program Participant

The Well is a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph

Additional Retreats, Location, Telephone and Spiritual Orientation

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Retreat Center City State Phone Spiritual Orientation
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House Barrington IL 847-381-1261 Catholic
Benet House Retreat Center of Sisters of St. Benedict Rock Island IL 309-283-2108 Sisters of St. Benedict
Benincasa Ministries Springfield IL 217-787-0481
Bethleham House Chicago IL 312-642-3638 Episcopal
Brother David Darst Center Chicago IL 312-225-3099
Cabrini Retreat Center Des Plaines IL 847-297-6530
Camp Manitoqua Retreat Frankfort IL 815-469-2319
Camp One Way Mt Auburn IL 217-676-2533
Camp Quarryledge Oswego IL 630-608-9774 Christian - Hosting events
Camp Wartburg Lutheran Retreat Waterloo IL 618-939-7715
Cardinal Stritch Retreat House Mundelein IL 847-566-6060
Carmelite Spiritual Center Darien IL 630-969-4141 Catholic - Carmelite
Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center Chicago IL 773-528-6300 Catholic
Cenacle Retreat House & Spirituality Center Warrenville IL 630-393-1231 Catholic
Chiara Center Springfield IL 217-522-3386
Christ in the Wilderness Hermitage Retreat Center Stockton IL 815-947-2476 Christian
Congregation-The Resurrectoin Woodstock IL 815-338-1032
Deer Ridge Ministries Polo IL 815-543-6250
Dickson Valley Camp and Retreat Center Newark IL 630-553-6233
God's Children Wauconda IL 847-466-8916
Great Lakes Leadership Campus Elburn IL 630-365-5897 Christian
Green Pastures Christian Cmpgd Meredosia IL 217-584-1374
Imani Retreat House Chicago IL 773-643-0359
Inner Metamorphosis University Chicago IL 773-262-1468 Meditation Retreats
Jesuit Retreat House Barrington IL 847-381-1261

King's House Belleville IL 618-397-0584 Catholic/Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
King's House Retreat and Renewal Center Belleville IL 618-397-0584
Koinonia Retreat Ctr Murrayville IL 217-587-2871
La Hacienda Christian Retreat Evanston IL 847-864-8456
La Salle Manor Retreat Center Plano IL 630-552-3224 Christian Brothers Retreat Center
Lake Williamson Christian Center Carlinville IL 800-500-5922
Lakeside Center Crystal Lake IL 815-455-3363
Loretto Conference Center Wheaton IL 630-653-7918
Loyola University Chicago Retreat & Ecology Campus
Woodstock IL 815-338-1032 Serene setting for spiritual and religious groups
Marytown Retreat & Conference Center Libertyville IL 847-367-7800 Catholic
Mayslake Ministries Lombard IL 630-268-9000 Catholic
Monastery of the Holy Cross Chicago IL 773-927-7424 Catholic/Benedictine
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Belleville IL -
NoahsArkRetreat Chillicothe IL 309-579-2032 Interdenominational/Roman Catholic Tradition
Oasis Place of Prayer Plano IL 630-552-8201
Old School Center Farmington
IL 309-697-9750 Christian, family or church retreat center
Our Lady of the Angels House of Prayer Lemont IL 630-257-8368 Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King.
Portiuncula Center For Prayer Frankfort IL 815-469-4851 Franciscan Charism, Spirituality, Healing
Resurrection Center
Woodstock IL 815-338-1032 Catholic
Sabbath Center Ministries Lake Carroll IL 630-566-8357
Sacred Heart House of Prayer Davenport IL 309-794-0660
Saint Noel Retreat and Conference Center Ozark IL 618-695-3590 Catholic/Diocese of Belleville
San Damiano Golconda IL 618-285-3507
Shallowbrook Farm Conference Bradford IL 309-897-8437
St. Benedict's Abbey Bartonville IL 309-633-0057 Ecumenical/Benedictine
St Mary's Retreat House Lemont IL 630-257-5102
Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center Techny IL 847-272-1100 Catholic/Society of the Divine Word
The Well Spirituality Center
LaGrange Park IL 708-482-5048
All are welcome
Todd Hall Retreat Center Columbia IL 877-364-2323
Tolentine Center Olympia Fields IL 708-748-9500
Ursuline Sisters Mother House Belleville IL 618-235-2329
Villa Desiderata Mc Henry IL 815-385-2264 Spiritual 12-Step Recovery Retreats
Villa Maria Retreat Ctr Springfield IL 217-529-2213
Villa Redeemer Redemptorist Center Glenview IL 847-724-7804
Women's Center for Spiritual Renewal
IL - Interfaith - Open to all
Zen Buddhist Temple Chicago IL 773-528-8685
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