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Camp Oakarro

Located within our Council boundaries near Wadsworth, Illinois (and just west of US 41), this property has 40 acres of wooded land with two ponds, a large open field, campsites, and an open-sided Pavilion.  We offer sites for your units’ weekend camp-outs and other scouting events.  

Special Needs Day, Scout Reach Day,  Webelos Woods, Cub Summer Camps, and other Scouting events  keep the woods filled with the sounds of Scouts having fun year-round.

40635 Mill Creek Rd
Wadsworth, Illinois 60084

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1,262Capacity
540Seating
722Sleeping

Day
Check-In
08:00 AM
Check-Out
11:00 PM


Night
Check-In
05:00 PM
Check-Out
12:00 PM


Campsite
Shelters
Program Area

Camp Use Policy Back to Top

IMPORTANT:  As the person completing this reservation for your unit or group, it is your responsibility to share these rules and polices with everyone who will be participating in this reservation.  Failure to know and understand these rules and policies will not be accepted as an excuse for breaking them.  If you have any questions, contact our Program Director at Quinn.Ryan@scouting.org

Failure to abide by the Northeast Illinois Council rules and policies may not only result in immediate expulsion from the campground of everyone in your unit or group, but may prohibit your unit or group from camping at any of our campgrounds, or using any of our facilities, in the future.

Camp Rules

General Camp Rules

  • Every unit or group must have two-deep leadership at all times. At least one leader must be 21 years of age. The other must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Discipline of each group is the responsibility of the adult leader in charge. Individuals should respect the camping areas of others and only enter with permission.
  • BSA Guidelines for coed camping must be followed.
  • Firearms, fireworks or large hunting knives may not be brought to camp. A knife must fold.
  • No chain saws in camp.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in camp. Violation of this policy will result in your group/unit being asked to leave camp and forfeit all fees.
  • No smoking in ANY camp building or in view of any youth.
  • No tampering with smoke detectors, exit signs, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide alarms or any other life safety device.
  • Do not create your own fire pit or fire ring.  Only use what is available, in the designated area.
  • Outdoor fires must be supervised by and adult until extinguished. No fires within 50 feet of any building.
  • Swimming is not permitted in any pond or stream.
  • No motorcycles, ATV’s
  • Pets are not allowed in camp.
  • Cutting of trees is not permitted.
  • Gambling is not allowed in camp.
  • Restrooms in the Jadel Training Center at Camp Crown are for use by all units within camp, and can be accessed by tent camping units from outdoors.  Be respectful of those who have reserved the Jadel Center by keeping it clean.
  • Outdoor restrooms at our campgrounds are best used by the units camping nearby, for cleaning purposes.  But, if your unit needs to use one elsewhere, please be respectful by keeping it clean (whether another unit is camping nearby, or not).
  • Restrooms in the Miller Cabin can only be used by units who have reserved it.
  • At least one adult must be present during check-out.
  • Fires must be reasonable (safe height) and be “dead” out at time of departure.
  • Cooking fires and campfires are only permitted in established fire rings and fire scars.
  • Support the principles of “Leave no Trace”.

Vehicles and Parking

  • Please keep driving through camp to a minimum.  Walk whenever possible.
  • All roads must be clear for emergency and camp vehicles.
  • Park in designated areas only.  Do not park in campsites.
Check In Procedure Back to Top

Check-in Times: 

  • FRIDAY 5 PM (or later)
  • SATURDAY 9 AM (or later)
  • SUNDAY 9 AM (or later, for daytime only reservations)

Check-in Procedures:  

  • Check in with the Caretaker or Campmaster before going to your reserved area or campsite.  
  • Complete the Check-In inspection and record all cleanliness and/or physical damage observations on the Check-In form, as applicable. Sign the form. 
  • Turn in Unit Roster. 
  • Do not pick or change sites without verifying their availability; they might be reserved for another group arriving later than you.

Contact Quinn.Ryan@scouting.org with all policy and procedure questions.

Check Out Procedure Back to Top

Check-Out Procedure

  • Check-Out with the Caretaker. Complete the Check-Out inspection and record all cleanliness and or/physical damage observations on the Check-Out form. Sign the form.
  • Check-out time is 12 PM, unless pre-approved by the council's program assistant.  Email Debi.Geiger@scouting.org if an extension is needed.
Cancellation Policy Back to Top

Refunds will be provided if your reservation is canceled:  

  • By the unit more than 30 days prior to the scheduled event (email written notification directly to the Program Assistant: Debi.Geiger@scouting.org).
  • By the council office due to severe weather
  • By the council office due to an actual emergency in or near the campground
  • By the unit due to a medical or family emergency that happens within 7 days of the scheduled weekend (decided on a case by case basis)
Cleaning Policy Back to Top

Campsites

  • Leave No Trace policies apply to all campsite upkeep.
  • Make sure any campfires are out completely before leaving, and that the fire ring or scar has been cleaned out for the next unit.

Cleaning of Outhouses/latrines

  • Outhouses (that your unit used) should be swept prior to departure.  Be respectful of the building and toiletry supplies you have been provided.

Garbage and Recycling

  • Garbage and recyclable items should be separated.
  • Garbage should be placed in the dumpster behind the Jadel Training Center.
  • Recyclables should be placed in the recycling dumpster behind the Jadel Training Center.