Camp Walter Scott is a sanctuary in the world where all people of all ages can become stronger in their Christian witness to the world through the transforming power of experiencing God.

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About Camp Walter Scott

Camp Walter Scott is arranged so that two summer camp programs can operate simultaneously, with the half-mile square property being divided by a 23 acre man-made lake, which provides fishing, boating and swimming as a state-licensed sand beach. Ten summer sleeping shelters, four sleeping twelve people and six sleeping 16 are located in the woods and provide the sleeping quarters for the summer camps. Gorden-Lowe Pavilion on the north side of the lake will seat up to 200 people and serves as an activity center for summer camps operating on the north side, as well as for picnics and one-day church retreats. There are two beautiful lakeside outdoor chapels, one on each side of the lake.

Camp Walter Scott is a multifaceted camp facility.  CCIW-sponsored youth camps run seven to eight weeks during the summer months. (in addition CCIW holds summer camp sessions at various facilities throughout the region).
Camp Walter Scott is available for youth and adult retreats during weekdays and weekends. Two log cabins, the retreat house and the South side shower house as well as the dining hall/activity center are winterized.  Cabin #1 has 8 bunks and 4 trundles and the Cabin #2 has 16 bunks–both cabins have bathroom facilities with showers.  Our newly renovated retreat house sleeps 16-22 persons, in 4 sleeping rooms (bunks) and host apartment with double bed and double hide-a-bed.
All denominations are welcome to use the facility-throughout the year. Catholics, Baptists, Mennonites, Presbyterians, public and parochial schools, mental health support groups, kids in crisis groups and private family groups use the camp.
Camp Walter Scott is owned and operated by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin. Camp Walter Scott is open to all, without regard to race, religion, or national origin.

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Indoor Facilities

The main lodge features:

  • Spacious dining hall with five “mini-balconies” with views overlooking the woods and lake
  • Recreation rooms in basement
  • Two “breakout” rooms in loft-one featuring a coffee bar and bathroom with shower
  • Two stone fireplaces
  • Spacious restrooms on main level-shower located in women’s restroom
  • Stainless steel kitchen where delicious meals can be prepared for you by our camp staff
Retreat house

  • Sleeps 16-20 persons (bunk beds) in 4 sleeping rooms
  • Each sleeping room has bathroom & shower facility
  • Community room has small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeepot, sink facility
  • Tables & chairs for seating up to 20 persons
  • Host apartment has double bed and double hide-a-bed, bathroom & shower facility & small refrigerator, microwave, coffeepot, sink facility, small table
Cabin #1 

  • sleeps 8-12 persons in bunk beds with trundle under bottom bunk
  • Has bathroom & shower facilities
  • Small refrigerator & microwave
  • Although propane heated, also has wood burning stove

Cabin #2

  • sleeps 16 persons in bunk beds
  • Has bathroom & shower facility
  • Small refrigerator & microwave

Outdoor Facilities

The lake features:

  • 23 acres
  • Swimming beach and dock
  • Canoes
  • Paddle boats
  • Fishing
  • And possibly ice-fishing in winter
180 acres provide space for:

  • Recreation
  • Family camping and picnic area
  • Nature pond and natural meadows
  • Natural worship settings
  • Shelter on north side of lake, capable of seating 200 people
  • And much, much more!!!

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Great memories at a beautiful location for me and my daughters!

Pamela Logan Larrick

The best place to bring you closer to God and meet a lot of wonderful people that you will never forget:)

Christy Toler

Words cannot describe how Camp Walter Scott will impact you. A great place and always great people. A must for all youth!!!

Zack Mapes

I have many good memories of Camp Walter Scott as a camper and counseling wonder groups of kids. It is and always will be a special place for me and my family

Mark Akers

Awesome place! Special place to the Payne family.

Charles R. Payne

Beach

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Walter the Owl

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Path

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Fire Pit

February 3, 2015

Main Hall

February 3, 2015

Chapel

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Chapel Cross

February 3, 2015

Hogan

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