Camp Drake News
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Camp Launch 2019
The Camp Launch for the 2019 camping season will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 at OSF Hospital, located at 1400 W. Park Street in Urbana, just off of University Avenue. The Camp Launch program will include program highlights for Camp Drake in 2019, procedural and registration updates, and tons of fun promotional information. Reservations for 2019 Scouts BSA Resident Camp can be made today by contacting Susan Coller at the Prairielands Council at Susan.Coller@Scouting.org. Plan ahead today for a fantastic 2019 camping season!
2019 Camp Drake Reservations
Camp Drake is excited to get started on next year's program! We are taking reservations for our 2019 Summer Camp year, by putting down a $100.00 campsite deposit! If you attended in 2018 and rolled over, your Unit is automatically signed up! Don't know if you rolled over? Check out our 2019 Reservation Page! If you didn't rollover or don't see your unit call us at 217-531-0219 and get signed up! (Our online form is coming soon!)
Klondike Derby Penguin March 2019
Camp Robert Drake is the site of the annual winter camping challenge for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and their sleds. Recent history has shown strong competitions from the units of the council. All Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews are encouraged to start practicing for exceptional achievement in cold-weather activities. Cheer for your favorite troop or crew at the big event on Saturday, January 26, 2019 on the banks of the Salt Fork! Check out our Klondike Derby event for more details!
Tools Needed for Camp Drake
Camp Drake would appreciate any hand or power tools for its workshop, garden tools for outdoor work, or recreational equipment that you no longer need. Hand tools or power tools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, saws, etc., help with the many mechanical requirements of camp maintenance. Garden tools, like rakes, shovels, or weed whips, allow additional volunteers to complete projects on service days. Any outdoor recreation equipment will be put to good use with the Scouts at summer camp. From balls & bats to camping gear, from golfing supplies to boating equipment, please contact Mike Graham at the Raymond Lee Scout Service Center at 217-356-7291 if you can provide a gift for Camp Drake.