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Lake Williamson

St. Louis Region Christian Conference Center, located between St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois in Carlinville, Illinois. Lake Williamson Christian Center has been a trusted name in the Christian Hospitality Industry for over 50 years.  Lake Williamson can accommodate groups of 20-1350 overnight guests.  All-inclusive packages bundle lodging, meeting, buffet dining and basic recreation.  Christian Retreats Network is a ministry of Lake Williamson Christian Center. The retreat planning office for the entire network is located at Lake Williamson.

Lodging at Lake Williamson


Lake Williamson Christian Center features year-round accommodations for up to 1350 people in motel or dorm style lodging. In addition to lodge rooms, Lake Williamson guests also have access to 200 RV full hook ups. Your group can choose to stay in deluxe motel style accommodations or more economical dorm style accommodations based on what fits your needs and budget.  Linens are provided in motel style rooms, but not in dorm style rooms unless requested.

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Dining at Lake Williamson


The Lakeside Dining Room serves our guests three buffet style meals per day and offers a variety of hot and cold items sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Groups can make a menu request to the Lake Williamson chefs, who will consider all the contracted groups scheduled and prepare food that will please everyone on grounds. Event planners can upgrade one of the meals to a sit and serve banquet. Have a snack delivered or take a coffee break with our meeting room food & beverage service.  Or head on over to the Connections Cafe for a pizza party.

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Meeting Space at Lake Williamson


Lake Williamson offers guests meeting spaces for small gatherings for groups of 20-50, meetings, seminars, and services for groups of 50-400 and huge conference spaces with room for up to 1500 guests. The property also includes six casual meeting areas built to host small groups and late night activities. Your group will enjoy exclusive use of one meeting space included in the group retreat package, plus AV equipment is included and set up before you arrive.

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Recreation at Lake Williamson


Your group’s retreat package has choices for many year-round, indoor and outdoor activities.  This includes use of our gyms, indoor pool, outdoor recreation fields and all the equipment your group will need.  Your group will love climbing the rock wall, going off the blob or down the PLUNGE waterslide at the beachfront, or jumping in the indoor pool!  Hiking trails, walking paths with benches, and casual meeting areas are perfect for small group discussion or prayer.

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Retreat and Conference Adventures at Lake Williamson

Eagle Crest Adventures

Eagle Crest Adventures offers groups a wide variety of quality program options including team building, character development, and leadership training. Our program manager will work with your group to customize a program that will complement the purpose of your retreat or conference. Adventure options include BarnQuest high ropes course, Eagle's Flight zip line, low ropes team initiatives, climbing gym and escape rooms.

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Based at Lake Williamson / PO Box 620 / Carlinville, IL 62626