Offseason Camping Reservations



Year Round Camping Guide for Canyon Camp and Camp Lowden



Boy Scout Summer Camp






Click HERE to register your troop for Canyon 2018External Link


 Click HERE to register your troop for Lowden 2018External Link



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 (

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 - 2017 Dates and Information 

Arrowhead District:

     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: Register between 1/1/2018 and 4/15/2018

Wolf Day Camp 2018

6/18/2018 - 6/21/2018

Bear Day Camp 2018

6/25/2018 - 6/28/2018

Webelos Day Camp 2018

7/16/2018 - 7/19/2018  

Arrow of Light Day Camp 2018

7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018


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:

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 ( 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.



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/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


2017 Leader Guide 

2017 Proof of Insurance

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


Canyon Camp, BSAExternal Link

Camp Lowden, BSAExternal Link


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-

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

Camp Lowden Director - John Cornacchia -


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:

2017 Camp Staff Application

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