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School Groups

Overnight Retreats or Outdoor Education!

Bring your students and teachers to Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre!

From September – June we offer a variety of opportunities for schools, including multiple facilities and activities to choose from. Enjoy an outdoor education experience. Make use of our large group use spaces for leadership training or developing musical skills in band or choir retreats. Have fun together while enjoying some of our available activities. We look forward to hosting your school group!

School Group FAQs

What is the cost to rent Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre?

Please see our pricing chart for retreat prices.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre reserves the right to cancel the rental agreement at any point. In the event that Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre has initiated the cancellation of an event, a full refund will be processed for any payments made including the security/damage deposit.

In the event the individual/organization decides to cancel the event, it needs to be done so in writing by either the primary contact or authorized representative of the organization. If this is done the security/damage deposit will be forfeited along with any other payments made to date (including but not limited to 50% of the estimated balance due 90 days in advance of the event).

If the rental can be re-scheduled on a date within a 90 day window of the original booking, any forfeited payments will be transferred to the rescheduled rental agreement. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

If a cancellation is forced due to a government mandate or to inclement* weather, Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre will work to find an alternative date within 90 days to reschedule the rental and transfer any payments made to date to the new rental agreement. In the event that a new date is unable to be found, then a full refund of any amounts paid, excluding the security/damage deposit, will be issued.

(*Inclement weather is defined as weather events which prohibit travel to Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre site beyond what is reasonably acceptable as defined by the Province of Manitoba or Environment Canada. Such events would include road closures and special alerts/warnings against travel. In order to cancel an entire rental the warnings/closures would need to be active for the majority of the time of the rental. For example, the Province of Manitoba issues a travel warning for the roads leading to Cedarwood on the Friday of a rental that runs from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. The warning is lifted Saturday morning. The expectation is that the group would arrive Saturday morning/afternoon and the rental agreement would be adjusted based on the new times. In the event the warning was lifted on the Sunday evening, the majority of the rental time has passed and there would be no expectation of the group to come. At that point Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre would work with the group to find an alternative date to reschedule.)

When is Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre available to retreat groups?

Cedarwood’s rental season runs from mid-September – mid-June. Our Retreat Centre facilities are closed during the summer months of July & August as we offer summer camp programming for youth. 

Retreats typically take place Wednesday-Friday or Friday-Sunday. 

What is included in the price?

All food and accommodations are included in the package price/person.

Most activities are also included in this price, however there are some that have an additional charge.

Do Cedarwood staff run our retreats?

You will be provided with a host during your retreat who can help answer questions and assist in general housekeeping needs and requests. However, groups are responsible for supervision and running their own activities (with the exception of activities that need trained and certified instructors, such as wall climbing and the high ropes course).

How many people can Cedarwood accommodate?

Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre can host between 100 & 120 individuals for a retreat. Due to the capacity of our facilities, groups will be charged a minimum of 20 individuals.

Will my group have its own space?

Groups are assigned their own sleeping accommodations, meeting space and recreational area. Groups will share the dining room for meals (but each be assigned their own tables).

What are the sleeping arrangements like at Cedarwood?

The sleeping arrangements at Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre are primarily single mattress bunk beds. There are 2 floors of 7 dorm rooms that have 8 beds (4 bunk beds) in each room. There is a lower level with smaller bedrooms that can accommodate couples or two individuals (a bunk bed or a queen bed). 

There is also a private wing of rooms that can be booked for a smaller, more intimate group setting. In the event that these rooms are available, they can be booked for a retreat group at an additional cost. 

Pictures of our accommodations can be found here:

What sort of meeting rooms are available?

Cedarwood has two theaters that have built in risers. These are used primarily for teaching and worship sessions, movie watching and activities of these kinds. They are both equipped with sound systems. Groups will also have access to a recreational room equipped with couches and game tables.

Do you provide food services? Can I bring my own food?

Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre is equipped with a commercial kitchen and trained staff to provide groups with all meals and snacks. Groups are not permitted to do any of their own cooking. Any snacks that a group wishes to bring must be NUT FREE.

Can you accommodate dietary or medical food restrictions?

Cedarwood’s kitchen staff work to accommodate most dietary needs as long as they are given enough notice. Groups are asked to submit their allergy form 2 weeks in advance. Group leaders are encouraged to contact our office earlier if someone has a large list of allergies, or unique dietary needs.

Can you accommodate wheelchairs?

Cedarwood does have a ramp that enters the building on the main floor, however there is no elevator in the building. The theatres are located upstairs, and the recreation rooms are in the basement. The main floor has access to sleeping accommodations, a main lounge and dining room.

How is the wifi / cell reception?

The wifi and cell reception is usually adequate for what a group needs. If a group is planning to watch multiple or lengthy videos it is recommended to have these downloaded ahead of time.

Retreat Centre Activities

Cedarwood is home to many fun activities!

For School and Guest Groups, our activities can be arranged and booked as part of your rental agreement.

Note: Activities are subject to change, and certain activities may not be available due to staffing, weather or other factors. Please contact our office for current availability.


Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre offers a beautiful camp setting that can accommodate a variety of groups, facilitate many activities and accommodate many different sleeping configurations all within the same building. During your stay you can enjoy spending time in our lounges, theatres, dining room, or multiple recreation rooms.

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