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Camp Joy

Camp Joy

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.

Map of Camp Joy

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All reservations are made through the council’s online camp reservation portal.

Camp Joy
10700 Camp Joy Road
Carlyle, IL 62231
Map to Camp Joy




Program Areas

Dining Hall

The dining hall can seat up to 100 people. It also has lodging available behind the building for up to 12 people.