Boy Scout Camping News

Go the the Northeast Illinois Council’s website page, Boy Scout Camping News for information about 2017 Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Summer Camp Program registration fees and deadlines.






Updated OA Fees for 2016

We’ve updated our OA induction fees for 2016. These are the fees scouts/leaders pay to be inducted into Ordeal or Brotherhood honors. Note that to receive Brotherhood, your regular OA dues ($15) must be paid up, as well.






2016 Menus Posted

We are excited for our new dining service this summer! Below are our menus for the summer. They are also on our Food Service page as well. Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 2016 Dining Hall Menu Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 2016 Patrol Cooking Menu






West Camp Dining Hall Roof Upgrade

Thanks to the help of our volunteers, contractors, and our ranger, many of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s buildings sport new metal roofs this year. Check out some photos of the new roof on West Camp Dining Hall, which was recently completed.






Herb’s Wolf River Rafting Waiver

Wolf River Rafting Participant Release of Liability – If your troop or crew would like to go whitewater rafting, please have each family complete and return this to your camp coordinator BEFORE you leave for camp (or board the bus)!






Cooking Merit Badge Reminder

The newly Eagle-required Cooking is in high demand! We would like to remind scouts and leaders that Cooking merit badge is a partial.  Scouts will need to complete some prerequisites if they want to complete the badge at camp. Requirements … Continued






Request for materials or funding: Target Retrieval System

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan is excited to announce the installation of a target retrieval system at its shooting sports ranges. This Retrieval System is designed to use Bike Parts to build a mechanism to bring Rifle Targets back and forth from downrange. Scouts and/or Instructors … Continued






Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan in the Wintertime

Have you ever wondered what Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan looks like in the wintertime? One of our new summer camp troops was nearby on December 14, 2013 and asked if they could check it out.  Thanks to them, you can get a glimpse of camp … Continued