Welcome to Camp Tuckabatchee!

Est. in 1927

Camp Tuckabatchee Inc. is a day and resident camp. Camp Tuckabatchee is a community of camp professionals and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience.

In addition to our summer youth camp program, the camp is available for use by organizations, clubs, church groups, and private groups.

Camp Tuckabatchee provides a safe, secure, environment where each individual can develop an understanding of and an appreciation for nature. We are constantly striving to keep our facilities and programs current while maintaining strong traditional ties to the past.

Camp Tuckabatchee provides an environment free of technology. Campers interact with staff and others and enjoy the opportunity of a break from screen-time.

Camp Tuckabatchee is located 90 miles west of Chicago on Route 80 North of Ottawa, Illinois on Route 23. The camp covers 210 acres of wooded hills and valleys with trails running throughout. There are rustic cabins for sleeping in the main camp area. The main lodge features a dining area with a huge stone hearth and a modern kitchen. Volc Lodge provides year-round camping with indoor restrooms, 2 fireplaces, a furnace, and a kitchen. Crooked Leg Creek provides a natural play area and lulls campers to sleep at night.

Giving to Camp

All donations made to the camp are used for:

  • program improvements and expansion
  • maintenance

Camp Tuckabatchee is an Independent Non-For-Profit camp

Funding comes from:

  • summer youth camp fees
  • rentals
  • monetary donations from organizations and individuals
  • donations in kind
  • fundraising


Camps, Primitive Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Outdoor Fun, Tubing, Archery Group Games

We offer amazing hiking and camping experiences and packages. Camp Tuckabatchee provides a safe, secure, environment where each individual can develop an understanding and appreciation of nature. We are constantly striving to keep our facilities and programs current while maintaining strong traditional ties to the past.

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Volc Lodge (Winterized)

Volc Lodge (Winterized)

Perfect for Weddings, Company Picnics, Retreats, Family Reunions, Private Parties.  This facility is heated with full kitchen and bathrooms.

Main Camp Area

Main Camp

The main camp area includes 10 rustic sleeping cabins (no electricity), a dining hall with kitchen, two bathhouses, and pool with pool house and bathroom.

Hiking & Creek access

Hiking & Creek access

We offer several camping locations with 150 acres to hike and recently added 60+ acres of hiking and creek access.


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 Executive Director ~ Rj Swett
Camp Director ~ Elizabeth Swett
Fundraising & Events Coordinator ~ Ken Hicks

Phone: (815)-433-2984
1973 N 35th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

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Copyright © Camp Tuckabatchee

In loving memory of Kelly Bunnell

In Memory of Kelly Bunnell 8/6/1960 to 9/10/2021

8/6/1960 to 9/10/2021