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2019 Summer Camp Launch

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 Plan ahead today for a fantastic 2019 camping season!

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to Nov 4

BSA CAI Director Course

This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Committee, and designed to develop existing Certified Angling Instructors into confident CAI Course Directors.

The conference further enhances the understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing. You will be provided with a CAI course manual that guides your step by step instructions, in creating a CAI course for your area. Conference includes in depth discussion on CAI course design, team member recruitment and development, financial planning, facility considerations, and course marketing. The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field.

You’re invited to join us as together we strive to deliver the promise to youth by offering quality fishing programs. FISH ON!

The CAI Directors Conference is for Scouters (volunteer & professional) who have completed a CAI course and ideally have staffed at least one successful CAI course.

BSA Fishing National Site

Registration HERE

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to Oct 14

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 13 2018, 8:00 AM. Course will finish around 11:30 PM Sunday, October 14 , 2018
LOCATION: Camp Robert Drake, Fairmount, IL

FEE: $20.00 - Fee covers Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Slots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

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

Online Registration Form Here

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Law Enforcement vs Firefighter Trap Shoot

Flyer & Sign Up

“Law Enforcement vs. Firefighter” Trap Shoot

Help to promote a fun shooting event at Camp Drake.  On Sunday October 7, 2018, Prairielands Council is hosting a  “Law Enforcement vs. Firefighter Trap Shoot”   from  10:00am-2:00pm at the Jamie Ping Trap & Skeet Field on the south side of Camp  Drake .  The Fall “Law Enforcement vs. Firefighter Trap Shoot” is open to all members of our Scouters, local Law Enforcement & Firefighter communities. Sign up as a team of (5) at $100 per team or come out as individuals at $20 per participant, price includes lunch.  Participants will shoot a 50 round standard trap. Individual awards for top 10 shooters plus a bragging rights traveling “Team Event Trophy”. 

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to Sep 3

Labor Day Family Camping Weekend

All Scouts and Scouting family members are invited to enjoy Labor Day Weekend
at Camp Robert Drake from Friday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. All of the
campsites are available for use, along with all the hiking trails and fishing area
options available during the event. A parade of raccoons will visit your campsite
to clean up the s’mores after party. The cost for the entire weekend of camping
and activities is $20.00 per family or $5.00 per individual for the entire four-day
period. Meals are not included and alcohol is not permitted. To register, please fill
out the Labor Day Flyer and return it to the Raymond Lee Scout
Service Center, Box 6267, Champaign, IL, 61826-6267.

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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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