W.W. Mann Retreat and Conference Center

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MANN UP! For the W.W. Mann Retreat & Conference Center …

It’s fun to travel.  We love to take road trips, taking in all the new sights and sounds as we work and witness to people we have never met. Oh, don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying mission trips and camps in other counties, states and countries aren’t good or necessary. (I have taken many teenagers on mission trips to MS, TN, KY and SC, camps in SC and N. Georgia.)  What I am saying is that our Association’s “motto verse” (Acts 1:8—”But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”) includes an area we often overlook—our local communities, showing love, building trust & relationships right here at home!

In the late 1970s, the Ogeechee River Baptist Association was deeded (in multiple transactions) the property for what is now know as the W.W. Mann Retreat & Conference Center.

It is ours.

To use … We have an associational camp, Camp “I Am,” with openings for 80 1st-3rd graders & 100 4th-6th graders. Dozens of young souls have come to the saving grace of Jesus through that venue over the past 20 years.  However, individual churches are welcome to do their own retreats/conferences/picnics/socials at this scenic little hide-away location.

To faithfully care for (1 Cor. 4:2) … In the summer of 2021, we began the Mann Up! program, with a list of top needs/projects. Some of our congregations have vowed to “adopt” areas of the facility or specific buildings. On the other hand, doing an overnight/weekend Bible study/retreat with an on-the-grounds workday is a wonderful missions idea as well. With only 2 employees, Coach and Duane could always use some help cleaning up the grounds, the buildings, perhaps painting, or other needed tasks.

Please keep this wonderful blessing, this glorious gift from our Lord in mind as your church family makes their upcoming plans. Give Coach a call to schedule your church’s opportunity to be a part of lives that are changed through this unique ministry of ORBA.

Thank you!

CLICK here   >>   Mann Up! Brochure  … for more info.                              CLICK here   >>   Mann Up! Projects




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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