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4.1.2. Camp Chan Ya Ta

Camp Chan Ya Ta

Camp is open year-round.

Camp Chan Ya Ta is approximately 165 acres of remote environments and many moods located just outside Worden, Illinois.  It’s large enough to provide plenty of space to carry on a variety of programs simultaneously, yet intimate enough to invite discovery of its mysteries by both seasoned and inexperienced campers.  The campers at Camp Chan Ya Ta can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, volleyball, archery, hiking, wildlife viewing, stargazing and campfires.

Accommodations range from a lodge with a commercial kitchen and oversized fireplace to primitive tent pitching sites and from a winterized bunkhouse to cabins and platform tents.  Facilities include hot showers, flush toilets, pit latrines and cold water washstands.  The lodge, cabin and platform tent units are all either fully or semi-accessible for campers with special needs.

Visit our Forms section for all the Camp Chan Ya Ta and general camp documents.

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Below is a list of accommodations for each unit in Camp Chan Ya Ta.

Lodge
Capacity – 30 people
Available Year Round

The Lodge is heated and cooled and has a deck that overlooks the lake.  There is a kitchen (commercial stove, refrigerator and microwave), a large fireplace, a fire pit, bathroom with 2 flush toilets and one shower, tables/chairs and mattresses.  The unit is accessible.  The Lodge comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.

Bunkhouse
Capacity – 24 people (East section 12; West section 12)
Available Year Round

This unit is comprised of one heated bunkhouse with sleeping quarters that can be reserved as one or separated into 2 sections.  The unit contains (if reserved separately these are shared) a picnic shelter with electricity and lights, a fire pit, water hydrant, refrigeration and 2 separate bathrooms that both have 2 flush toilets.  The unit is accessible.  The Bunkhouse comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.

Pines
Capacity – 20 people
Available Year Round

Pines contains 5 cabins with wood bunks with mattresses.  A picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a latrine, fire pit and water hydrant.  Pines comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.


Red Bud
Capacity – 20 people
Available Year Round

Red Bud contains 5 chalets (wood cabin with roll up canvas sides) with metal beds with mattresses.  A picnic shelter with electricity, lights and a refrigerator is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a latrine, fire pit and water hydrant.  Red Bud comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.

Hickory Hill
Capacity – 20 people
Available Year Round

Hickory Hill contains 5 cabins with wood bunks with mattresses.  A picnic shelter with electricity and lights is provided with the unit.  The unit contains a latrine, fire pit and water hydrant.  There is no access to refrigeration.  Hickory Hill comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.

Oaks
Capacity – 30 people each
Available April 1st to October 31st

Oaks is for tent pitching or day use.  The unit contains a shelter with electricity and lights, a fire pit, water hydrant and latrine.  There is no access to refrigeration.  Oaks comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.

Walnut Grove
Capacity – 30 people
Available April 1st to October 31st

Walnut Grove is for tent pitching.  A fire pit and latrine area in the unit.  Everything must be carried in and taken out when you leave.  There is no shelter, electricity, refrigeration or water.  Walnut Grove comes with access to the accessible showerhouse that contains 3 flush toilets and 6 showers.