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The Priory Conference & Retreat Center

Escape To UW-Eau Claire

The Priory Conference & Retreat Center is located on 112 wooded acres just south of UW-Eau Claire's main campus. This scenic space was purchased in 2011 by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and was transformed into the Children's Nature Academy, a residence hall and conference center.

The Priory is located at 1190 Priory Rd, Eau Claire, WI.

Reservations are available June, July and August of each year.

When you host your program with us - large or small - you are directly supporting students!

The mission of UW-Eau Claire is to foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy and intellectual courage. In support of our mission, revenue from camp & conference programs go directly to student scholarships. To date we have raised over $500,000 in scholarships.

Thank you for supporting the next generation of leaders, researchers, problem solvers and citizens!


    • Main Hall | 3,000 sq ft including a raised stage, floor to ceiling windows
    • Large Conference Room | 500 sq ft, flexible setup
    • Small Conference Room | 243 sq ft, flexible setup
    • Lower Meeting Room | 941 sq ft, flexible setup
    • Small Meeting Rooms | several available for small groups
    • Living Room | 1300 sq ft, attached kitchen, comfortable furniture, deck access
    • Outdoor Spaces | deck, trails, small amphitheater, great lawn, gazebo


    • full A/V options available
    • free high-speed WiFi
    • ample parking
    • outdoor deck
    • 24-hour secured front entrance
    • 24-hour on-call staff


The Priory includes 45 single-occupancy bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared and newly renovated. Gender-neutral bathrooms are available on each floor.

Each bedroom features:

    • XL full bed
    • Desk & dresser
    • In-suite sink & mirror
    • Air-conditioner
    • Linens

Pricing + Availability

The Priory is available from June until mid-August each summer. Exact dates and pricing may vary. Contact us to learn more!

Contact us

Conference & Event Services | 715.836.5631 |