Stockton, Illinois — July 28, 2017 — Canyon Camp, the Boy Scout camp near Stockton recently released photos of the damages the endured during the recent flooding. Canyon Camp has served the Freeport community for 80 years and prior to the councils merging, their headquarters were based out of Freeport.
Canyon Camp said in a statement they wish to thank everyone for all their support over the last week.
“The NW Illinois community has been united from a truly unbelievable and devastating amount of flooding. That being said, please read the letter below to learn more about next steps for Canyon Camp as we move forward through the assessment and planning stages.
Included here are a few easy ways for you to help:
-The Spirit of Canyon Camp is as strong as ever. We have heard from friends of camp from all over the nation offering their support. We are ready to share some of the pictures from camp. Please know that we are doing everything in our efforts to plan work days to restore camp for use.
-Save the date for Woodcutter’s Ball on October 7th. This is the only official work day currently scheduled. Additional work days will be scheduled once we have a better plan in place to remove debris from camp and rebuild the shooting sports area.
-Consider making a gift to Canyon Camp. The Blackhawk Area Council has set-up a flood-relief account for Canyon Camp to accept gifts. Simply send a check to Blackhawk Area Council (2820 McFarland Rd, Rockford, IL 61107) with “Canyon Flood Relief” in the memo line to make a gift by mail. All gifts to the Blackhawk Area Council are tax deductible.
-Share this post. Our story needs to be heard. With over 100 scouts and scouters in camp, the 2017 Canyon Camp staff worked diligently to ensure their safety and this should not be forgotten. Nothing is more important than this.
Once again, thank you for your support. Save the date, consider making a gift, and share this post while encouraging others to support camp. The Spirit of Canyon Camp is stronger than ever, we just have some work to do. More information is to come over the upcoming weeks.”
If you’d like to learn more you can follow them on their Facebook page here.