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Year Round Camping Guide for Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden

 


 

Boy Scout Summer Camp

TROOP REGISTRATION!

2017 Troop Leader Guide

2 AMAZING CAMPS WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?

Can't Decide?  Watch their videos here to learn more:

 CANYON CAMP VIDEOExternal Link                           CAMP LOWDEN VIDEOExternal Link

 

2017 REGISTER HERE!

CANYON

 Canyon Camp Week 1 (6/18/17-6/24/17)External Link (FULL)

 Canyon Camp Week 2 (6/25/17-7/1/17)External Link (FULL)

 Canyon Camp Week 3 (7/2/17-7/8/17)External Link

 Canyon Camp Week 4 (7/9/17-7/15/17)External Link

 Canyon Camp Week 5 (7/16/17-7/22/17)External Link

 

LOWDEN

 Camp Lowden Week 1 (6/18/17-6/24/17)External Link

 Camp Lowden Week 2 (6/25/17-7/1/17)External Link

 Camp Lowden Week 3 (7/2/17-7/8/17)External Link

 Camp Lowden Week 4 (7/9/17-7/15/17)External Link

 Camp Lowden Week 5 (7/16/17-7/22/17)External Link

 


    New this Summer- Venturing Camp!

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July 2nd-July 8th

Have an adventure of a lifetime at Camp Lowden 

Click here External Linkto learn more and register! 



2017 Cub Scout Camps

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Camp -Click here to learn more and register for Cub Scout Resident Camp!External Link

For Cub Scouts entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades in the fall of 2017. Boys must attend with a parent or guardian.     

Date: July 22-23 2017                  

Location: Canyon Camp, near Stockton, IL    

Webelos Camp- Click here to learn more and register for Webelos & Arrow of Light Resident Camp!External Link

For Webelos Scouts entering 4th and 5th grades in the fall of 2016

Date: July 28-30 2017  

Location:  Camp Lowden, near Oregon, IL    


 

Cub Scout Day Camp - 2017 Dates and Information 

Arrowhead District:

     Day Camp at Grant County Fair Grounds Lancaster, WI 2017External Link

6/19/2017 8:15 AM - 6/22/2017 3:30 PM 

     2017 Twilight Camp at Green County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wi.External Link

8/7/2017 3:00 PM - 8/9/2017 8:00 PM 

 

Sycamore District:

Wolf Day Camp 2017External Link

6/20/2017 - 6/23/2017

Register between 1/1/2017 and 4/15/2017

Bear Day Camp 2017External Link

6/26/2017 - 6/29/2017

Register between 1/1/2017 and 4/15/2017

Webelos Day Camp 2017External Link

7/18/2017 - 7/21/2017 

Register between 1/1/2017 and 4/15/2017

Arrow of Light Day Camp 2017External Link

7/24/2017 - 7/27/2017

Register between 1/1/2017 and 4/15/2017

 

Wetassa District:

Please feel free to attend any of the day camp locations however there is currently no day camp location within the Wetassa District boundaries. 

Wanchangi District:

Webelow and Arrow of Light Day Camp at Boone County ConservationExternal Link

6/7/2017 - 6/9/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 5/31/2017

Wolf & Bear Day Camp at Boone County ConservationExternal Link

6/12/2017 - 6/14/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 5/31/2017

Tiger Day Camp at Boone County ConservationExternal Link

6/13/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 5/31/2017

Day Camp at Kieselburg Forest PreserveExternal Link

7/11/2017 - 7/14/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 6/27/2017

Register online for Kieselburg location OR paper registration can be accessed here

Tiger 1-Day Camp at Kieselburg Forest PreserveExternal Link

7/13/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 6/27/2017

Day Camp at the Program CenterExternal Link

7/17/2017 - 7/21/2017 

Register between 2/1/2017 and 7/14/2017

Day Camp @ Winnebago Fairgrounds 2017External Link

7/17/2017 8:00 AM - 7/20/2017 3:00 PM 

Register between 1/20/2017 and 7/17/2017

White Eagle District- please contact Brian Broers (BrianBroers@gmail.com) with any questions: access the Leader / Parent's Guide HERE


Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Day CampExternal Link

Held at Camp Lowden, Oregon IL

8/1/2017 - 8/2/2017 

Webelos and Arrow of Light Day CampExternal Link

Held at Camp Lowden, Oregon IL

8/3/2017 - 8/4/2017 

 

If you have any questions, call the Blackhawk Area Council during business hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 815-397-0210.


 

 CAMPERSHIPS 

Access the CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION HERE (Camperships are no longer available as the due date has past)

The Blackhawk Area Council provides financial help to needy and deserving Scouts living within the Blackhawk Area Council to ensure that they will not be deprived of a summer camp experience because his family is facing financial hardship.

A campership may cover up to one-half (early fee) of the Scout’s camp fee, as unit help is expected. The Campership Request Application is due at the council service center by April 1, 2017. If approved, a confirmation letter will be mailed to the unit leader. Information that appears on this request is kept confidential.  Funds are limited, and unite/family participation is required.  Priority will be given to Scouts submitting for the first year.  Camperships are NOT TRANSFERABLE.  If the Scout does not attend camp, the campership is void.


 

Summer Camp and Outdoor Program at Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden

 

 

Camping is an important part of the scout program for all ages. Blackhawk Area Council offers a wide range of camping opportunities all year long.

Programs at Boy Scout Summer Camp in addition to advancement activities:

  • ATV Program 
  • Gaga Ball pits
  • Expanded climbing/rappeling program at Canyon Camp
  • BMX Courses
  • Night-vision Paintball
  • Horseback riding 
  • High Ropes Course 
  • Horizontal climbing walls
  • Expanded Internet for Scoutmasters
  • Discover SCUBA - introduction to SCUBA
  • Robotics
  • Zipline

Canyon Camp Tentative Schedule can be found at CanyonCampBSA.orgExternal Link


Resources 

2017 Leader Guide 

Find more information about Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden on their official Facebook Pages and websites!

Facebook:

Canyon Camp, BSAExternal Link

Camp Lowden, BSAExternal Link

Website:

www.CanyonCampBSA.orgExternal Link

www.camplowden.orgExternal Link

 

Camp Lowden Documents:

Volunteer Commissioner Application

Lowden Challenge Course Permission SlipExternal Link  

Lowden Zip Line Permission SlipExternal Link

Camping Contacts:

Summer Camp Staff Advisor - Emily Cross- Emily.Cross@scouting.org

Canyon Camp Co-Director - Richard Reynolds - [Click for member's page]

Camp Lowden Co-Director - John Cornacchia and Laurel Hemmer 


2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff

To secure your camp staff interview appointment please fill out a camp staff application, return it to Emily Cross (Emily.Cross@scouting.org):

2017 Camp Staff Application

or mail to: Blackhawk Area Council 2820 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61107

 

2017 Boy Scout Summer Camp Staff

INTERVIEWS DECEMBER 28TH, 2016

To secure your camp staff interview appointment please fill out a camp staff application, return it to Emily Cross:

2017 Camp Staff ApplicationExternal Link

Emily.Cross@scouting.org

or mail to: Blackhawk Area Council 2820 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61107

and then email or call 815-397-0210 ext. 7539 to schedule your interview time on 12/28/16.

Canyon will be in the upstairs conference room; Lowden will be in the downstairs conference room of the Rockford Council Office