We offer several camping options: A cabin, bunk houses, tent camping or just sleep under the stars.

Youth Acres offers several places for you to pitch your tent. Wood fires are permitted as long as they are supervised.

$25/night for up to 3 tents, $5 for each additional tent
A $25 deposit is required and will be returned if no damages occur and campsite is clean prior to leaving.

(6) Bungalows
We have 6 bungalows that sleep 4 each with a fire-pit in the middle. One cabin is wheelchair accessible. The bunks are wooden; you will need to bring your own padding.

$25/night each
A $25 deposit is required and will be returned if no damages occur and campsite is clean prior to leaving.

Frequently asked question:
  • Q: If I rent one or more of the physical structures (Bungalows, Bunkhouse or Cabin), do I still need to pay for setting up tents?
  • A: Yes. Tents are a separate fee, regardless if you have rented one of the physical structures. Example: (1) Bungalow at $25/night +(up to 3) tents at $25/night = $50 total.

Rules and regulations
Please ensure your group strictly adheres to the following list. Failure to follow our rules and regulations will result in immediate removal from the premises and loss of your deposit. Keep Youth Acres safe and enjoyable for everyone!

  • No firearms or fireworks allowed
  • No alcohol or illegal drugs allowed
  • No swimming
  • No disorderly conduct
  • No property damage
  • No hunting
  • No mini bikes or ATV's
  • No littering
  • You are required to follow the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources boating and fishing regulations while on Canton Lake.
  • Do not move picnic tables or fire rings
  • Campfires in the fire ring only. Burn wood, paper and biodegradable materials only. Upon departure, please extinguish your fire completely.
  • Campers are required to maintain a clean campsite. Trashcans are provided throughout the campground. If your site is left a mess, you will lose your deposit.
  • Children and minors must be supervised by adults at all times.
  • Camping is permitted in designated areas only.
  • You may cut and gather fallen trees. No cutting down trees for firewood.
  • Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash. You must clean up after your pet and deposed of in one of our trash receptacles. Excessive barking will not be tolerated. Do not leave your pets behind when you are away from your campsite.
Schedule Camping

Fill out the form below and will contact you within 24 hours. Or you can call us at: (309) 647-8724

Boat Dock: $25 for use of boat dock. Boat is not included.

(2) Kayaks for rental: $25/hour per kayak.

Payment will be provided at the time of check-in at Youth Acres.

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