Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Est. 1965

Program Director – Jamie Lang

Jamie HeadshotPlease give a loud, enthusiastic Ingersoll welcome to Jamie Lang, who will be returning to staff as your 2022 Program Director! Jamie started on ISR staff in 2014 and has worked at both the climbing tower, as well as the commissary. And now for a few words from Jamie herself!

“Hey party people! I’m incredibly pumped and honored to be returning to ISR in the role of Program Director!! Since I was last at camp … I’ve done the whole college thing, worked as an IT professional for about 7 years, and lived in a school bus (yes, you read that correctly). Lately I’ve been enjoying life hopping from place to place, state to state, and soaking up all that the great outdoors has to offer – all with my cat companion Z on my back. Z and I can’t wait to get started on making ISR 2022 the best summer yet! Go camp!”

Camp Director – Mike Gray

Mike HeadshotWe are excited to welcome back Mike Gray, who will be returning to Ingersoll as Camp Director for summer 2022! Mike first joined Ingersoll staff in 2008 as a CIT, and since then has served in a variety of camp staff positions, including Program Director.

Mike is an Eagle Scout from Peoria (Troop 28), and an active Vigil Honor OA member of Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge. In addition to ISR staff, Mike also served as a Cub Scout Camp Director for Stearns Scout Camp (South Haven, MN) and he has also served on National Camping School staff. Professionally, Mike works in the Information Technology field as a network/systems engineer.

Welcome back, Mike!

WEEK 2 SUMMER CAMP CANCELLED

Due to major storm damage our camp sustained during severe thunderstorms last night (June 18), we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Week 2 of summer camp to ensure the safety of all campers. Unit leaders are being contacted with more details.

All campers and staff who were onsite during yesterday’s storm are safe. Our site manager and volunteers have been hard at work all day with clearing trees from camp roads, evaluating safety of camp areas, and coordinating efforts for the remaining cleanup work that will be needed. A HUGE thank you to all helpers.

Additional helpers will be needed soon for assistance with helping clearing debris. More information will be posted soon for those interested in volunteering.

Bill Maddox – 2021 ISR Summer Camp Director

scan0023We are excited to announce that Bill Maddox will be serving and the 2021 ISR Summer Camp Director.

Bill has a Scouting career of 60 years, starting as a youth in Cub Scouts at age 8 and becoming an Eagle Scout in the Class of 1970.  From ages 18-21 he was involved in the exploring program. As an Adult Leaders he has been an Exploring Advisor, Merit Badge Counselor for numerous merit badges, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, O. A. Lodge Advisor, Vigil Honor in the Wenasa Quenotan Lodge, Unit Committee Member and is currently Committee Chair for 3 units in the Wotamalo District.  He has attended Philmont Scout Ranch and 2 National Jamborees as a staff member.  He was the ISR Camp Director in 2014 and the Camp Director for Mississippi Valley Council in 2018 & 2019.

Married to Lori Maddox (who is also involved in Scouting as a unit committee member).  Three children, one of whom is son Andrew who is also an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor.  Four grandchildren.

Retired Police Officer (34 year). Retired History Teacher and currently a substitute teacher for Pekin Public School District.

Please join us in welcoming Bill back to Ingersoll!