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Welcome to Canyon Camp!

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Canyon Camp is over 300 acres of wilderness in northwest Illinois waiting for your exploration. We were first used as a Boy Scout Camp in 1932, and officially became a camp in 1936. Over the past 75 years numerous scouts have experienced the spirit of Canyon Camp and have the experience of a lifetime. From working on merit badges to taking part in one of our other programs there is something for everyone! We are located 8 miles northwest of Stockton, IL nestled in the Apple River Valley.

We offer four weeks of Boy Scout summer camp opportunities and we invite you to join us for the upcoming summer. All campers stay in two man wall tents. All but three meals are served in our camp dining hall.

We also have two cabins that can be rented in the off season for weekend camping. We have the Founders Lodge which houses 30 scouts and the Jamboree Cabin which houses 20 scouts. If you are interested in renting a cabin please contact our council office at 815-397-0210.


Please Read and Sign the Permission Slips BEFORE you leave for Camp. Be sure your Scoutmaster has a copy.

Directions to Canyon Camp

Printable Directions with Map

From the west (Dubuque, Galena)- Take US-20 East. In the  town of Woodbine, turn left onto Scout Camp Road (will be on the  East side of town). Continue about 3 miles on Scout Camp  Road. After crossing the Apple River, Townsend Road will be on  the right. Follow Townsend Road about a half mile. Canyon  Camp will be on the left.

From the East (Freeport, Rockford)- Take US-20 West. Go  through the town of Stockton. About a mile west of town, turn right  onto Canyon Park Road. Continue on Canyon Park Road about  3 miles. Turn left onto Townsend Road. Follow Townsend Road  about 4 miles. Canyon Camp will be on the right.

From the North (Apple River)- From Apple River, proceed  West on Stagecoach Trail. About a half mile west of Apple River,  turn left onto Scout Camp Road. Follow Scout Camp Road about  7.5 miles. Turn left onto Townsend Road. Follow Townsend Road  about a half mile. Canyon Camp will be on the left.