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Offseason Camping Reservations

            

 

Year Round Camping Guide for Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden

 


 

Boy Scout Summer Camp

TROOP REGISTRATION

 

2018 REGISTER HERE!

CANYON

 

Click HERE to register your troop for Canyon 2018External Link

LOWDEN

 Click HERE to register your troop for Lowden 2018External Link



 

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

 External Link

External Link2017 Troop Leader Guide

 2018 Merit Badge lineup and 2018 Leader Guide coming soon!

 


 

2018 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):

2018 Camp Staff Application

 FYI this is a word document. If at all possible please download it and type in your information / responses. Emailed applications are welcomed!

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



2018 Cub Scout Camps

 


 

Cub Scout Day Camp - 2018 Dates and Information 

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP (youth entering KG —5th grade fall 2018)

 

Join us at Day Camp this summer, where Adventure Awaits!

Location of DAY CAMP

DATES

AGE GROUP

Boone Co.

June 6—8

2nd & 3rd graders

Boone Co.

June 11—13

4th & 5th graders

McHenry Township Park

June 18—21

2nd graders

Lancaster, WIExternal Link

June 18—21

KG—5th graders

McHenry Township Park

June 25—28

3rd graders

McHenry Township Park

July 16—19

4th graders

Winnebago

July 16—19

KG—5th graders

Kieselburg Forrest Preserve

July 17—20

KG—5th graders

McHenry Township Park

July 21

1st grade 1 day

McHenry Township Park

July 23—26

5th graders

Program Center, Rockford

July 23—27

KG—5th graders

Camp Lowden, Oregon IL

July 31— August 3

KG—5th graders

Monroe Twilight, Monroe, WI

August 6—8

KG—5th graders

 

 

CUB SCOUT Resident Camp

for youth entering grades 1-3 in the fall of 2018

Camp Lowden (Oregon, IL) & Adventure Camp (Rochelle, IL)

Scout the Galaxy this summer with 4 weekends to choose from! Each session includes 2 nights of camping out under the stars and days filled with adventure!

Click on the camp to register!

NAME OF CAMP

DATES

COST by 6/1

Adventure CampExternal Link

June 22—24

$75 youth / $35 adult

Camp LowdenExternal Link

June 29—July 1*

$75 youth / $35 adult

Adventure CampExternal Link

July 6—8

$75 youth / $35 adult

Camp LowdenExternal Link

July 20—22

$75 youth / $35 adult

 

 

WEBELOS Resident Camp

for youth entering grades 4th & 5th in the fall of 2018

Camp Lowden (Oregon, IL), Adventure Camp (Rochelle, IL), & Canyon Camp

Scout the Galaxy this summer with 3 weekends to choose from! 2 nights of camping, and programs designed for the older Cub Scouts as they prepare for the transition to Boy Scouts.

Click on the camp to register!

NAME OF CAMP

DATES

COST

Camp LowdenExternal Link

June 29—July 1*

$75 youth / $35 adult

Adventure CampExternal Link

July 13—15

$75 youth / $35 adult

Canyon Camp, Stockton, ILExternal Link

July 27—29

$75 youth / $35 adult

*This is a joint session open to all age groups of registered Cub Scouts entering grades 1—5 in fall 2018.

 

 

If you have any questions, call the Blackhawk Area Council during business hours M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 815-397-0210 ext. 7539 OR email Council Program Director Emily Cross

Emily.Cross@scouting.org


 

 CAMPERSHIPS 

Access the CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION HERE 

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, 2018. 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/rappelling 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
  • Zip-line

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


Resources 

2017 Leader Guide 

2017 Proof of Insurance

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 Adviser - Emily Cross- Emily.Cross@scouting.org

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

Canyon Camp Co-Director - Lee Binkley - leebinkley@hotmail.com

Camp Lowden Co-Director - John Cornacchia - johncornacchia@aol.com

Camp Lowden Co-Director - Jason Endress - chem_rulz@mchsi.com

 

 

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 Application

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