Saukenauk Scout Reservation

Saukenauk Scout Reservation
2948 E. 1000th St.
Mendon, IL 62351
(217) 985-3735
Summer Camp in June Only - (217) 985-4983

Contact us for camp usage information.

Saukenauk Scout Reservation is located 25 miles north of Quincy and 4 miles east of Lima, Illinois. It is the property of the Mississippi Valley Council. Saukenauk is 602 acres that includes three camps.

Camp Illini (referred to as the Main Side) is designed for Scout Scouting America Troop long-tern Camp (summer camp) with a dining hall and all the other program areas needed for a summer camp program. These areas include a 40 acres lake with swimming beach and boathouse. A rifle range, health lodge, chapel, trading post, shower house and 10 campsites are some of the other features of this camp.

Camp Illiniwek (referred to as the Jambo Side) is covered with beautiful, huge pines. It was originally designed for troops wishing to do their own cooking. There are seven campsites. Many troops enjoy staying on the Jambo Side of the lake and walking to the main side for meals and program.

The rest of Saukenauk is set aside as Camp Iroquois (outside camping) and the Explorer High Adventure Area, all within easy walking distance. Both of these areas are unimproved by man and retain the grandeur and attractiveness of an ancient Eastern Hardwood forest.

There are examples of several types of ecological environments at Saukenauk, ranging from semi-arid to aquatic, wetlands and prairie remnants. A week spent near this assortment of habitats will whet a young person's appetite for study and adventure.