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Camp Vandeventer is located near Waterloo, Ill., surrounded by beautiful scenery including bluffs and a creek. Amenities include a large dining hall, chapel, shooting range, the creek, a fort, and a trail that goes through camp.

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Location Details

Camp Vandeventer
3463 Trout Camp Rd.
Waterloo, IL 62298

Ranger Station Phone: 618-939-6304
Ranger: Matt Branson


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic overnight indoor accommodations are not available to units but are available to families (members of the same household).

  • Cohen Lodge- sleeps up to 30 people
  • McLean Staff Cabin- up to 8
  • Rotary Cabin- up to 15
  • Welge Staff Cabin- up to 8
  • Wimpe Hilton


There are 8 different campsites available for units to use.


HTC Pavilion and Rotary Pavilion each have space for up to 50 people.

Program Areas

  • Bluffs climbing
  • Bouldering wall
  • Council ring
  • GaGa pit
  • Hiking


  • Archery
  • BB guns

Dining Hall

HTC Dining Hall has room for 100 people. It contains a kitchen as well as 2 bunks and a large room for troops to camp.

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The Greater St. Louis Area Council is excited to announce the purchase of the brand new "Stealth Tent" to be implemented at all of our #CampLifeSTLBSA camps this summer!

Utilizing state-of-the-art adaptive camouflage technology to blend seamlessly into its surroundings the Stealth Tent will provide our Scouts with the highest level of shelter without disrupting the beautiful scenery at our camps.

We believe this addition will take our already top-notch Summer Camp facilities to the next level! Tell us your thoughts!
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We will need to change the motto to be prepared to have an excellent sense of humor. However this would have been far more appropriately posted on April 1.

This is so cool! I can think of so many uses of this especially when taking those SM naps at camp when the Patrols are cooking their meals. Genius!

Wow, thats a great combination of LNT and STEM out there! Can't wait to NOT see these tents this summer!

These are pretty STEM-tastic! Can't wait to "see" them at camp this summer!

Please be careful with those invisible tent ropes so you don't trip!!! And don't forget to wear the new uniform version of the Emperor's New Clothes!

Wow. Taking Leave No Trace to the next level!

This is AMAZING! The old green canvas just ain't what it used to be, and this is a step forward in every way! 100%

Your FOS dollars at work! What is the cost of naming rights?

In Tents !

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