Located 45 miles east of St. Louis near Carlyle, IL, Camp Joy is 165 wooded acres of Boy Scout paradise. The camp offers a traditional Boy Scout summer camping program as well as a year-round camping opportunity for both Scout units and non-Scout organizations.
Camp Joy contains 16 campsites, a dining hall, trading post, showers, first aid building, and a handicap accessible campsite. The camp also offers a lake for a wide range of aquatic activities, a full shooting sports program, and a Project COPE program area and climbing tower.
All camp operations at Camp Joy will cease after November 8th, 2020.
10700 Camp Joy Road
Carlyle, IL 62231
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic overnight indoor accommodations are not available to units but are available to families (members of the same household).
- Renschen Cabin- sleeps up to 8 people
- Rule Cabin- sleeps up to 8 people
- OA Lodge
- O Pavilion- up to 30 people
- Rootbeer Garden- pavilion with shelter and benches for up to 25 people
- Athletic field
- Challenge Course
- Council ring
- Human foosball
- Row boats
- Valiant Quest
The dining hall can seat up to 100 people. It also has lodging available behind the building for up to 12 people.