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Check out the FLYER

GRAB YOUR SWIMSUIT AND TOWEL and cruise out to CAMP ROBERT DRAKE for a fun day of Aquatics Activities.  Plan to make your own SPLASH on SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  All ages of Scouts and Scouters are welcome to invite guests to attend the SPLASH-O-RAMA and introduce families to the fun at Camp Drake.  The safety standards of the BSA will be followed requiring swim checks for abiltiy groups for participants.  Please bring your buddy tags from summer camp or other swim skill records to speed up the process for swimming tests. 


Open pool times with swimmers in the three ability groups will be set up, as well as aquatics games and contests.  In age levels, splash contests and swim relays will be held.  Plus…Water Polo, Surface Diving, and Cannonball Events.


Boating options will be available throughout the day.  Based on swimming ability, participants can canoe, kayak, rowboat, and paddleboard at Poncho Pond.  Canoe swamping will be taught.


Games will be set up at the Sand Vollyball court area for sport, as well as Sand Castle building.  Events at Pebble Beach will feature nature investigation of river life.  Plus sprinkler splashes,  wading pool fun, and sponge ball targeting

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to May 28

Summer Holiday Family Camp Weekend

All Scouts and Scouting family members are invited to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at Camp Robert Drake this summer.  Experience a woodland retreat away and get back to nature.  Families can enjoy the facilities at Camp Drake at their own pace.  The whole weekend will be open for tent camping and limited activities for all ages. All of the campsites are available for use, along with a few of the program areas options during the event.  The cost for the entire weekend of camping and activities is $20.00 per family for the entire four-day period.  Meals are not included and alcohol is not permitted. Campers will be able to use camp woodlands at their leisure.  Registration is due on the Monday prior to the holiday weekend.


Holiday Weekend Reservation Form

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Trail Tromp

Get on the hiking boots and Get On the Onaquispasippi Trail! See the pectacular views around camp. Add to your springtime calendar of fun events-- the Trail Tromp is hiking on to your calendar on Saturday, April 7th. Walk the Ona-Q Trail and uncover secrets of camping past and prizes for our leaders of tomorrow!

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to Oct 8

IOLS Training

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
This is one of two courses needed by Scoutmasters to be considered "trained" for their position.

DATE/TIME: Check-in Saturday, Oct 7 2017, 8:00 AM. Course will finish around 11:30 PM Sunday, October 8 , 2017
LOCATION: Camp Robert Drake, Fairmount, IL

FEE: $15.00 - Fee covers Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Slots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Registration deadline: Tue Oct 3 midnight.

Course must have 5 participants registered by Fri Sept 22, 2017 or the course will be cancelled. Register now!

Bring your Boy Scout Handbook and Scoutmaster Handbook (if you have them).

Online Registration Form Here

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85 Anniversary Celebration

85  Anniversary Event at Camp Drake

The ultimate anniversary event to celebrate 85 years of Scout camping along the banks of the Salt Fork River will be Saturday, June 3 rd . . Throughout the entire day, special events and commemorative programs will provide Scouts and guests with a historical perspective of Camp Robert Drake. Experience the outdoor thrills, Scouting challenges, and life-altering memories of 85 years of camping all in one day.

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