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Chihowa is located fourteen (14) miles northwest of Lawrence, Kansas and is owned and operated by the Midlands Mission Center of the Community of Christ. It is used frequently each year by the Midlands Mission Center and its congregations for youth and family camps, retreats, seminars and conferences. It is also available to other groups and organizations for similar activities.

Chihowa Retreat Center is situated on 35 acres that was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Waldon Norris in 1960. This includes a 4½ acre lake and 15 acres of wooded area. 




Chihowa Retreat Center offers a variety of facilities and activities such as: 

  • Two basketball courts

  • Lake access with canoes and paddle boats

  • Swimming pool

  • Volleyball court

  • Ping pong table

  • Fishing equipment and Dock

  • Newly constructed playground

  • Baseball field

  • Walking trails

  • Outdoor chapel

  • Canteen building 

  • R/V Park - 10 sites

  • Free car parking

  • Free internet

  • Free Wifi access

  • Business services

  • Conference facilities

  • Kitchen Facilities

  • Lake front access

  • Plentiful bathroom and shower facilities

  • Sturdy wooden beds

  • Audio/Visual capabilities

  • Pool access

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