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St Noel Retreat & Conference Center Renovation

St. Noel Retreat & Conference Center is open all year and its lower level dining room/meeting space and roof  has recently been renovated.  Now the Camp Ondessonk team has embarked on a new mission, renovating the guest rooms.  The rooms are now being remodeled with new flooring, lighting fixtures, bathroom vanities and a fresh coat of paint.

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The St Noel Retreat & Conference Center is nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois and provides the following amenities and services:

  • Hostel style guest rooms with free high-speed Internet, perfect for small or large groups
  • On-site experienced meeting and event planners and technical consultants
  • Banquet catering
  • Open-Air Amphitheater
  • Bass fishing
  • Year-round programs & activities
  • Eagle watching from November through March
  • On-site biking trails with nearby access to Tunnel Hill State Bike Trail
  • 3 Lakes & numerous ponds
  • Close to several area Wineries

Arrange the following staff supported activities with advanced notice:

  • Interpretive hikes led by knowledgeable naturalistsst noel renovation 2
  • Rock Climbing
  • Archery
  • Split rock exploration of Augustine’s Agony, the Narrows and more
  • Guided Horseback trail rides
  • Water slides (Seasonal)
  • Challenge and High ropes courses
  • Outdoor Education programs
  • Aquatics programs including kayaking and canoeing
  • Shuttle service for through bikers or hikers

Whether you are interested in booking a quiet weekend getaway for your family, a youth group retreat, a weekend conference, a lunch meeting, or a 400 person family reunion, we can handle it.

For more information about outdoor programming options and facility rental click here.

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