Northeast Illinois Council - Akela Camp @ MSR

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Akela Camp @ MSR

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Attention all Cub Scout Packs and Families! 

Join us as we explore our overnight camp nestled in the Northwoods.   




  • Wolf Scouts (Grade 2 in Fall of 2023)
  • Bear Scouts (Grade 3 in Fall of 2023)
  • Webelos I (Grade 4 in Fall of 2023)
  • Webelos II / Arrow of Light (Grade 5 in Fall of 2023)
  • Den Chief (Scouts BSA Youth in a Troop)
  • Adult Leaders /Parents


Akela Camp is held at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation in Pearson, Wisconsin.  Cubs get to experience an immersive Scouting program, from swimming and boating at the waterfront to hiking, leatherworking, shooting sports, and sleeping in beautiful East Camp.  Your Cub Scouts will have access to the full resources of a world-class Scouts BSA camp.  Sign up today!

We strongly encourage you to attend as a Den, but it is not required.  Webelos attending as a Den have an exciting opportunity to finish their time together in Cub Scouts.  Invite your Den Chief to participate with your Cub Scout Pack or Den.

WHERE: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, W6500 Spring Lake Road, Pearson, WI

WHEN: July 5-8, 2023 (2:00 pm-9:30 am) One Session Only

We will provide the session schedule before you arrive and when you get to camp


  • TWO-PERSON TENTS: Each campsite has pre-assembled platformed tents (2 cots in each tent)
  • MEALS: You will get to eat in our East Camp Dining Hall and participate in mealtime activities with our camp staff. 
  • DEDICATED STAFF: Our Staff is dedicated to providing your Scouting Families with the best camp experience possible.
  • OPPORTUNITY: We will provide opportunities for lots of fun and a chance for a life-changing experience.

PACKS CAMP TOGETHER:  Since you are required to provide your Pack information when you register, we will automatically put your Pack’s Cub Scouts and Adult Partners in the same campsites, even if you register separately as families.


  • Each Participant must complete and bring a paper copy of this health form to camp (no substitutions).
  • Go to Attachments for the Instruction Sheet and a link to the National Website for the form.
  • Akela Camp is a Summer Resident Camp.  Download "Are You Going to Camp?" (Part C must be completed by a healthcare professional).


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

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


To ensure our Scouts are safe, we adhere strictly to Youth Protection requirements for Cub Scouts.

  • Each group/campsite must have 2 Adults minimum.  
  • One additional adult is required for each 4 Youth that attends.  You are welcome to bring more adults than required.
  • Any unit with girls must have at least one female adult present to follow Youth Protection Guidelines.  
  • Families with more than 4 scouts attending must have at least 2 adults. 
Number of Youth  Number of Adults 
2 - 8 2
9 - 12 3
13 - 16 4
17 - 20 5
21 - 24 6
Number of Adults required = 2, + 1 more per 4 youth







*A 3% Processing Fee will be assessed for all online Credit Card payments. **A 0.5% Processing Fee will be assessed for all online e-Check payments. ***Checks sent or brought to 850 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, will not be assessed this Processing Fee. Make sure the Memo line mentions your registration number.  The Mail-in Payment Option ends 15 days before the event start date.

SCHOLARSHIPS (Financial Assistance)

Thanks to many generous Northeast Illinois Council donors, we can provide scholarships for all or part of Scouts’ camp fees.  We never want financial challenges to stand in the way of the Scouting experience. 

FAMILIES: Interested families should fill out the 2023 NEIC Camps Scholarship Application.  Please read the information and instructions carefully before completing it for each scout in your family.  Applications are due at 11:59 PM on MAY 1, 2023.  The process is completely confidential.

SCOUT LEADERS: If you are a Scout leader or Camp Coordinator, consider forwarding this link to all your families, even if they haven’t signed up for camp yet or asked about financial assistance.  Since this application asks for personal and confidential information, you cannot complete it for other scouting families!

When & Where
Akela Camp
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Wednesday 07-05-2023 2:00 PM CT to
Saturday 07-08-2023 9:30 AM CT Past
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