Our Camps

Camping has been alive and well in the Northeast Illinois Council since 1910, when Evanston Scouts crossed the south end of Lake Michigan to explore the beautiful sand dunes of Western Michigan. Today, thousands of Scouts camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, one of the only Scouts camps with a horse ranch on the property. Closer to home, Camp Oakarro serves local Cub Scouts by providing nature exploration through our day camp programs. Between it all is Camp Sol R. Crown, featuring the beautiful Jadel Training Center where Scouts, volunteers, and adult leaders enjoy unforgettable outdoor experiences, first-class training courses, and more. Click the camp names below to learn more about our properties.

 

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Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation (MSR) 

Established in 1929, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation in Pearson, Wisconsin provides adventure on a whole new level. Located on over 1500 acres of rolling hills and lakes, MSR is a destination for Scouts from all over the Midwest and beyond, rated among the top 10 Scout camps in the nation. The Northeast Illinois Council supports MSR through generous donors including the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association, Wilderness Engineering Society, and the Mark & Maureen Miller Family Foundation.

 

 

Camp Sol R. Crown

Located near Wilmot, Wisconsin, Camp Crown has 146 acres of forests and dunes interspersed with serene campsites. Camp Crown is open year-round to our units and other programs for weekend campouts, and the Jadel Training Center is frequently used for events big and small, such as klondike derbies, camporees, and Scout Jam. 


Camp Oakarro

Located in Wadsworth, Illinois, this property boasts 40 acres of wooded land with two ponds, a large open field, campsites, and the enclosed Bair Family Pavilion.  Providing sites for weekend campouts and other scouting events such as Boo Camp and our summer Day Camps, we keep the camp filled with the sounds of laughter and nature year-round. In 2018, Camp Oakarro welcomed several property updates including a brand new Cub Scout shooting sports range for BB guns and archery!