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Access the Campership Information Here

The Blackhawk Area Council provides financial assistance to families in need for Scouts living within the Blackhawk Area Council to attend Blackhawk Area Council Camps.

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 the designated deadline. 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 unit/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.

If you require a physical copy, please contact Roman Salamon at: or 815-397-0210

Year Round Camping Opportunities!

Our camp properties are wonderful resources for year-round camping and program. Weekend stays are popular throughout the year.

Canyon Camp is locating near historic Galena, IL where shopping and skiing are just a 30 minute drive away. Just across the Mississippi River from Galena is Dubuque, IA, home of the Mississippi River Museum.

Camp Lowden is right on the Rock River and close enough to the Chicago area to be a great weekend destination for scouts from all across Northern Illinois. The camp is surrounded by golf courses, Castle Rock State Park, and Lowden-Miller State Forest.

Located north of Mount Carroll, Illinois, the Mount Carroll Scout Cabin sits on 20 acres of land and is available for weekend camping.

Check the Council Camp Facilities section for information about our year round camp opportunities or call the Council office at 815-397-0210 to make a reservation today!

Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp introduces Cub Scouts to camping and helps them develop outdoor skills at an age-appropriate level that will later be applied more thoroughly as a Scout. Blackhawk Area Council offers a variety of Cub Scout Day Camp locations and dates all over the council. You can attend 1 or all of the day camps offered!

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys and girls when they join Scouting. Young people yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. Blackhawk Area Council offers week long summer camp for youth in grades 6 and older. Each week is packed with adventures, advancement, and leadership development that will create memories that last a lifetime.

Staff Application

Would you like to be on Camp Staff at Canyon Camp? You too can be one of the instrumental Scouts who make the Scouting Program come alive at our Summer Camps. With Summer Camp being the culmination and height of the camping experience only found in the Boy Scouts of America, sign up now and continue the amazing adventure by serving as a Summer Camp Staffer!

Staff Apps are due by Dec 1st!

Webelos (5th grade) & Arrow of Light (6th grade) Overnight Camp

Webelos and Arrow of Light overnight camp takes camping to the next level for the older Cub Scouts that are getting ready for their next step in Scouting! Specific age level activities keep the youth engaged and help to get them ready for their next adventures.

Family Camp

Make it a family affair and head out to camp for our 2 night family camps that offer fun for the whole family!