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Camp Sol R Crown

11651 304th Ave (County Rd B), Trevor, Wisconsin  53179 - Google Map DirectionsExternal Link        Campground Map

Facilities:  Heated Shelter for 30 (converted garage)
                   20+ campsites
                   Water Pumps & Latrines
                   Jadel Training Center (more info on camping information page)

Capacity: 300 people.

NEW Caretaker (STARTS JUNE 1, 2014): Tony Furrenes  Phone: 262-208-0249

(From May 1-31, 2014: Contact Jim Neubaum at if you have questions about the campground.)

Just over the state line in Wilmot, Wisconsin, Camp Crown has 146 acres of rolling hills with wooded and open areas, campsites and a heated shelter make weekend campouts a memorable experience for Scouts. This facility is used for training, weekend activities, unit campouts, Camp-O-Rees, Webelos Woods and winter camping such as OKPIK.

Heated Shelter:  Sleeps 20-30.  Garage converted into sleeping/daytime usage space.  Heat & electricity, slab floor, no beds or running water.  Foldable tables & chairs inside.  Near latrine; has small parking lot.  Can be used for sleeping, training, or as "check-in" station.

Camp Dan Beard (Now taking reservations through March, 2014)

200 N Portwine Road Northbrook, Illinois 60062 - Google Map DirectionsExternal Link        Campground Map

STATUS UPDATE FOR CAMP DAN BEARD - We are now taking reservations through June, 2014.  We will no longer take camping reservations after the end of June.  The Cook County Forest Preserve will take poession of their property at that time, to begin renovation of the property.  All future reservations will be done with/through them, hopefully for the 2015 camping season.  More information will be posted here when we know their "opening date.

Facilities: Baity Cabin - Sleeps 20.  Campsites, plus two large fields with 2 fire rings each.  Water pumps.  Latrines. 
Capacity: 250 people
Caretaker:  Bob Kincaid  Cell Phone: 847-322-5664
Nestled within an urban area, Camp Dan Beard is located in a Forest Preserve. Our Council manages the facility that consists of about 80 acres of forest and fields and include a cabin and tent sites. This facility is particularly well suited for Pack outings, training, weekend unit campouts, camp-o-rees and winter camping.

Baity Cabin: Sleeps 20. Bunkbeds, no mattresses; forced air furnace; woodburning fireplace.  Kitchen has counters, tables and benches, plus 2 electrical outlets.

Camp Oakarro

40635 N Mill Creek Road  Wadsworth, Illinois 60083 - Google Map DirectionsExternal Link        Camp Oakarro Map Oct 2011.pdf

Facilities: 20 campsites: Lean-to shelters in many sites (NOTE: Shelters 2 & 5 on the map have been removed).  Water pumps and latrines.  A Pavilion and Large Fire Bowl are available for additional daily fees. 

Capacity: 250 people
Caretaker: Mike Anderson  Cell Phone:  847-767-5770

Located within our Council boundaries near Wadsworth, Illinois, this property has 40 acres of wooded land with two ponds, a large open field, campsites and an open-sided Pavilion.  From mid-June to mid-August, join us for Cub Scout & Tiger Cub Day Camp, our Family Camp weekend, or Special Needs Day. We offer sites for your units' weekend camp-outs, and scouting events. Tiger Safari, ScoutReach Day, and Webelos Woods also keep the woods filled with the sounds of Scouts having fun year-round.

Pavilion:  Large, two-sided picnic area, with a slab floor.  Can be used for meals, training, and/or as "check-in" station during your event.  Twenty-four brand new picnic tables.  Electricity (lights & 2 outlets) available for those who reserve it.

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

W6500 Spring Lake RdPearson, Wisconsin  54462 - Google Map DirectionsExternal Link        Campground Map         Map with Trails

Facilities: Two Dining Halls.  Over 30 campsites. 4 Shower Facilities (summer only). 
Aquatics Areas.  Field Sports Areas. Climbing Tower . Two Campfire Bowls.  Family Cabins (summer only)
Ranger:  Trent Zellmer  Camp Phone: 715-484-2346

Located 25 miles northeast of Antigo, Wisconsin, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation includes 1,560 acres of beautiful forest, two lakes and a natural creek. On this property our Council operates two full service camps, plus a wilderness camp, a horse ranch and a family camp. During the summer months, Boy Scouts and Venturers attend for one or two weeks, plus Cub Scouts and their families have the opportunity to attend " Fun with Son" or Akela Camp.

Go to External Linkfor more information about summer camp programs.

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