Table of Contents:

    August-June Camping Reservations

    Scouts, BSA (Boy Scout) Week-long Resident Camp

  Troop Registration

  Learn More

  Camp Staff Applications

     Webelos Resident (Over Night) Camp

     Cub Scout Resident (Over Night) Camp

     Cub Scout Day Camp

     Camperships

     Resources 


 

August-June (Fall/Winter/Spring) Camping Reservations

External LinkYear Round Camping Guide for Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden

            


Scouts, BSA Traditional Summer Camp

TROOP REGISTRATION


Summer Camp 2019

Click here for Troop RegistrationExternal Link

Find more information about Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden using these links below:

 

Schedule a troop visit by clicking hereExternal Link

 

Use these great resources to learn more about each camp:

Facebook: Canyon Camp, BSAExternal Link / Website: www.CanyonCampBSA.orgExternal Link

Facebook Camp Lowden, BSAExternal Link  /  Website: www.camplowden.orgExternal Link

 

Can't decide which amazing camp to attend?  Watch some awesome videos here to learn more:

 CANYON CAMP VIDEOExternal Link                           CAMP LOWDEN VIDEOExternal Link

 


 

2019  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):

2019 Camp Staff Application

Please download and type in your information / responses rather than handwritten responses if possible.  Applications can then be emailed to Emily.Cross @scouting.org or mailed to: Blackhawk Area Council 2820 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61107

 

 


2019 Cub Scout Camps- Updates coming soon!

 

Cub Scout Unit Leader Guide 2018 (Click to Download)

Suggested Packing List (Click to Download)

 

WEBELOS RESIDENT CAMP

For youth entering 4th and 5th grades in the fall of 2019

Canyon Camp (Near Historic Galena, IL)
Camp Lowden (Oregon, IL)

Two weekends to choose from! This program includes two nights of camping, and awesome programs designed for older Cub Scouts as they prepare for the transition to Boy Scouts.

Click on the camp to register!

NAME OF CAMP

DATES

COST

Camp Lowden

July 19-21

$75 youth / $35 adult

 
 

Canyon Camp

July 26-28

$75 youth / $35 adult

 

CUB SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP

For youth entering grades 1-3 in the fall of 2019

Camp Lowden (Oregon, IL)

Two nights of camping under the stars and days filled with adventure!

Click on the camp to register!

NAME OF CAMP

DATES

COST by 6/1

 

Camp Lowden

July 12-14

$75 youth / $35 adult

  
  

 

Cub Scout Day Camp - 2019 Dates and Information 

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP (youth entering KG —5th grade fall 2019)

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

 

Location of Day Camp

Dates

Age Group

 

Boone Co.External Link

TBD

          4th & 5th graders

 

Boone Co.External Link

TBD

          2nd & 3rd graders

 

Boone Co.External Link

McHenry Township Park

TBD

        1st graders

          2nd graders

 

Lancaster, WIExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

 

McHenry Township Park

TBD

          3rd graders

 

McHenry Township Park

TBD

          4th graders

 

WinnebagoExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

 

Kieselburg Forrest PreserveExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

 

McHenry Township Park

TBD

          1st grade 1 day

 

McHenry Township Park

TBD

          5th graders

 

Program Center, RockfordExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

 

Camp Lowden, Oregon ILExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

 

Monroe Twilight, Monroe, WIExternal Link

TBD

          KG—5th graders

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. 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.


Resources

2018 Troop Leader Guide

Contact the Council Program Director or Camp directly for any 2018 questions (contact information in troop leader guide)

 

2018 Proof of Insurance

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 - Dick Reynolds - richardjreynolds@juno.com

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

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