Northeast Illinois Council - Kumbaya 2018

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Kumbaya 2018

Event Details

Attention: please do not register as staff unless you are a youth or adult participating in running this event. If you would like to be a staff member, please send a message to Emily Prymula at

If you would like to inquire about scholarships to Kumbaya, please email Emily Prymula at


What is Kumbaya?

Kumbaya is the annual Catholic Campout open to Webelos, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturers, and their families. It explores Catholic and Christian spirituality, but scouts of other faiths are more than welcome to attend. It will be held this year at Camp Oakarro in Wadsworth from Friday evening to Sunday morning, August 24 to 26th, 2018. It is a great way to start off the scouting year! If you cannot stay the night, you can also attend Kumbaya as a day camp, or just stay for the first evening. 

What happens at Kumbaya?

Scouts camp with their unit or families, but then are split up into small groups based on their age groups. Trained Counselors lead each group all weekend and journey with them through the campout. There are skits, small group activities, large group activities, Mass, campfires, games, reflections, and time for units and families to prepare their meals. A Fellowship Lunch is provided on Saturday.

Who are the Youth Counselors?

Our counselors are Scouts currently working on or who have earned either the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII religious awards,  high school age Girl Scouts, and any Venturers up to age 21. If you have any interest in being a youth counselor, please contact Ernie Aguilar at

What should we bring to Kumbaya?

Enthusiasm! Troops are responsible for their own camping gear and providing their own meals (except for Saturday lunch). If you like, bring materials to create a gateway to your unit’s campsite, to bring the Kumbaya 2018 Theme “The Apostles” to life. Day campers can bring their meals and use the picnic tables in the Pavilion for meals.

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$25 per Scout, $20 if you sign up by July 27th! 

$20 per Adult/Leader, $15 if you sign up by July 27th! 

$10 for optional t-shirt

Includes Saturday fellowship lunch and patch. 


When & Where
Camp Oakarro
Friday 08-24-2018 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 08-26-2018 10:00 AM CT Past
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