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Northeast Illinois Council Camping Facilities
Contact the Council Office if you have questions:
Camping & Program Assistant: Debi Geiger E-mail:email@example.com Direct Phone: 847-748-9161 Main Phone: 847-433-1813
Tour Permit- Use your www.MyScouting.org account to complete the NEW Electronic Tour Plan (INSTEAD OF the obsolete pdf). Unit signatures and council approval are not required when you complete this electronic version. This is NOT the link to request a campsite. See below...
Short-term Camping Availability - This chart is for Camp Crown, Camp Dan Beard, and Camp Oakarro, and is updated frequently. Since some reservations are still being finalized, this is as up-to-date as is possible. Complete the request form below. You will then be contacted about the most current availability.
TO MAKE YOUR CAMPING RESERVATION REQUEST:Short-term Camping REQUEST Formfor our three campgrounds listed on the Availability chart. Click this link for camping fees and to complete a request (You can complete it all at once, or start it now, then go back to complete, as long as you use the same computer). This request form is NOT for the Jadel Training Center. Go to the Camp Sol R Crown section below for the information link (which includes it's request form).
Short-term Camping Procedures & Rules-Each unit is emailed this document with their completed reservation form. Non-scout groups (church youth groups, etc) must also abide by these rules and guidelines.
NEW: BSA's Annual Health Form (Parts A & B) - Everyone in your unit should complete this form, then give at least two copies to your camping coordinator. Once your scout or adult signs up for a camping weekend, their copy can be put in a binder for the Attending Adult Leader to take to camp. Make sure your attending parents (and siblings, if any) fill one out too. This is a "fillable" pdf - most information can be typed in before printing. Be prepared!
Camp Sol R. Crown 11651 304th Ave (County Rd B), Trevor, Wisconsin 53179
Facilities: Shelter for 30. 20+ campsites. Water pumps. Latrines.
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 Oakarro 40635 N Mill Creek Road Wadsworth, Illinois 60083
Facilities: 20 campsites: Lean-to shelters in many sites. Water pumps and latrines. A Pavilion and Large Fire Bowl are available for additional daily fees.
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, one of our two local Fun with Son weekends, 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.
Camp Dan Beard200 N Portwine Road Northbrook, Illinois 60002
Facilities: Baity Cabin - Sleeps 20. Campsites, plus two large fields with 2 fire rings each. Water pumps. Latrines.
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.
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout ReservationW6500 Spring Lake RdPearson, Wisconsin 54462
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 #: 715-484-2346
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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.