Northeast Illinois Council - Akela (Webelos) Camp @ MSR

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Akela (Webelos) Camp @ MSR

Event Details

Attention all Cub Scout Packs and families! 

If your scout will be a Webelos I or Webelos II this summer or fall, come to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan to watch them experience the full Boy Scout program.  Participate in activities designed just for your scouts who will have the chance to scale our climbing wall, swim and sail in Lake Killian, and enjoy all that Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan has to offer.

This 4-day, 3-night experience  gives your Webelos the opportunity to gain a sense of independence, have fun in the great outdoors, and even earn advancements.  We are one of the premiere Boy Scout camps in the country, and attending camp keeps Boy Scouts engaged in the program.

We encourage Webelos and adults from the same Pack or Den to attend the same session when possible, so they can share this wonderful experience at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation.  But whether you attend as a Pack, Den, or family, you and your Webelos Scout will be able to participate in these life-changing opportunities together. Best of all, spend the 4th of July week camping with your Webelos and see the famous Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 4th of July parade!

BSA WEBELOS CAMPING REQUIREMENT:  The BSA released the new camping guidelines for Webelos (found in current Safe Guide to Scouting). The most important change to note is that ALL Webelos need an adult partner for any overnight camping. This means each of your Webelos would need a parent or guardian with them to attend Akela (Webelos Resident) Camp.

BSA Health Form:  The pdf document previously provided is no longer valid. Go to "Attachments" for the link to the National web page.  Click on, "All Scouting Events" to complete Part A and B for each participant from your family.

The Basics

Who:  Webelos and Adults
What: 4-day, 3-night camping experience full of great opportunities for fun and advancement
Where: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, W6500 Spring Lake Road, Pearson, WI
Two identical sessions to choose from: June 28-July 1 (2pm-9:30am), or July 1-4 (2pm-9:30am)
SLEEPING:  Each campsite has pre-assembled platformed tents (2 cots in each tent)

Important Information

Webelos Resident Camp has all of our East Camp reserved.  Since you are required to provide your Pack information when you register, we will automatically put your Pack’s Webelos and Adult Partners in the same campsites.

You will get to eat with your Webelos in our East Camp Dining Hall, and participate in the mealtime activities with our camp staff. They provide a wonderful, age appropriate program, with a few Advancement opportunities that relate to the Webelos program.  Even better, your Webelos will have access to the full resources of a world-class Boy Scout Camp.  Sign up today!

Fun Activities for Webelos Scouts

“Our certified Shooting Sports Staff and Volunteers embrace range safety to the highest level possible. Scouts are taught the respect for safety procedures as the first and foremost priority for these lifelong learning skills in the Shooting Sports Program.”

-Kevin Baldwin, Shooting Sports Committee Chairman

Webelos Camp has so much to offer scouts and so little time. Be sure to check out...

  • Swimming
  • Stargazing
  • Nature trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Reaching their mark at three different shooting stations
  • Starring in their own campfire skits or songs
  • Competing against other Scouts in camp-wide games
  • Working on their Scout skills
  • Completing great crafts to remember their resident camp experience in style

Parents get to have fun doing many of these activities, too!


Early Discount Deadline ends June 1, 2020 (11:59 pm), for both sessions

  • $150 – Webelos I and Webelos II*
  • $75 – Adults
  • $100 – Den Chief

*A $75 deposit option is available for Webelos (only) until June 1 (11:59 pm). 

IMPORTANT:  The balance for all participants must be applied or paid online by June 1 (11:59 pm) to remain at the early bird fee.  If not applied or unpaid, each fee will automatically increase by $25 on June 2 (12:00 am).  Sorry, late fees will not be waived.

Regular Fees Start June 2 

  • $175 – Webelos I and Webelos II
  • $100 – Adults
  • $125 – Den Chief

NOTE:  The full Regular fee amount will be shown as due online when registering June 2, or later.  See "Payment Options and Deadlines".

Registration Closes Dates

  • Session 1 closes June 25 (11:59 pm)
  • Session 2 closes June 28 (11:59 pm)

“Time” Deadlines

  • Online payments must be made by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
  • Any payments mailed or brought to the council office must be processed AND applied online by 4:30 PM on the deadline date.

IMPORTANT: The scout store staff only “receipts” payments. They do NOT apply them online; they give the receipts to the Program Assistant, who leaves at 5PM each weekday.​

Please make all "offline" payments in a timely manner; they must arrive no later than the "registration closes" dates.  Mail or bring to the Northeast Illinois Council, 850 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills, IL  60061. Make payable to NEIC.

Payment Options and Deadlines

Mail-in/Walk-in:  Ends 15 days prior to each session's start date
E-check online:  Ends 10 days prior to each session's start date
Credit/Debit Card:  Available until registration closes for each session

When & Where
Webelos Camp #1
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Sunday 06-28-2020 2:00 PM CT to
Wednesday 07-01-2020 9:30 AM CT
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Webelos Camp #2
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Wednesday 07-01-2020 2:00 PM CT to
Saturday 07-04-2020 9:30 AM CT
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