Great Oaks provides year-round, multi-purpose facilities capable of serving groups of 15-200 people, and is a popular destination for churches, corporate groups, and school groups. The 105-acre facility provides sleeping and dining accommodations for up to 132 people. All of our buildings have heat and air conditioning. At Great Oaks there are no hidden costs. When scheduling an overnight retreat the archery range, canoes, paddle boats, basketball courts, volleyball courts, fishing, disc golf course, and swimming are available to you at no additional charge. We will even provide free firewood for you!


  • Poplar Lodge (30-60)
  • Hickory Lodge (20)
  • Eagle Nest (16)
  • Turkey Roost (16)
  • Stafford Chapel (16)
  • Camping Sites

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  • Stafford Chapel (40-150)
  • Pine Tree Dining Hall (12-130)
  • Poplar Lodge (30-45)
  • Hickory Lodge (12-20)

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  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Canoeing
  • Paddle Boats
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Gagaball
  • Hiking
  • Carpet Ball
  • Camp Fires
  • Field Games
  • Frisbee including Ultimate Frisbee

Christian Retreat Center near Chicago

  • Full Service
  • Hot Meals
  • Able to meet most dietary needs and allergies