W.W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center

Spring has sprung!!!!

The spring season is upon us here at the Mann Center as well as the pollen and other spring guests. Everything has a yellowish tint down here, but we are also seeing the other sights of the season: flowers blooming, our resident geese and ducks, and turkeys that move from our property to our neighbors’.

We are beginning to “pick up” in our reservation requests as our slower season is ending and our busier season approaches. We have several summer camps already registered as well as family reunions, graduation celebrations, weddings, and weekend retreats.

Duane and I, along with assistance from my sister Sandra, Duane’s wife and son- Kathleen and Todd, have been busy readying the facility for our busy season. Their help has been invaluable and we appreciate it greatly.

We still have projects on our “Wish” list, so if any of your churches are looking for projects, please call me(912-531-2946).

Please continue to keep us in your prayers and we still need ALL of our churches to support us financially here at the Mann Center.

God bless you all.

Mike Sparks


Nestled in the woods on the outskirts of Brooklet, Georgia on approximately 75 acres, you will find the W. W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center. As a ministry of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, the Mann Center provides a serene, isolated and worshipful atmosphere for all that come. Whether you just want to get away for a day picnic, a weekend getaway, or a longer stay, the Mann Center is the place for you.

The Mann Center has overnight cabins that sleep up to 25 people, a small dining hall/meeting room that will accommodate approximately 60 guests, a larger dining hall/meeting room that will seat approximately 170 people, a chapel that can hold approximately 100 worshipers, a lodge with private rooms, a gazebo, and an amphitheater.

The Mann Center also has 2 fishing ponds (no fishing license required), a creek for fishing, and a swimming pond. Other recreational options include: a full size basketball court, regulation volleyball court, horse shoe pits, an athletic field, and a large playground.

We like to think that the Mann Center is a “little piece of heaven” where folks can get away from the “hustle and bustle” of everyday life and relax, meditate, pray, or just “recoup” from the stress and strain of our fast-paced society.

The Mann Center rents our facilities to church groups, school groups, private citizens, and others as long as they adhere to our policy of letting your actions glorify God.

We hope all who seek a place for their activities would consider choosing the W. W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center.  Contact us at:  912-842-2460, 912-531-2946 or bradwellalum69@yahoo.com .

To preview a copy of our Reservation Request Form and Policies and Regulations click below:


We have PLENTY of firewood available here, so if any of you need any just call me (912-531-2946).

We thank God from whom all blessings flow, and HE has truly blessed us here at the Mann Center.

We still cherish your prayers and support.

Mike Sparks

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