West Frankfort, IL Summer Camps

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Wow Little Egypt Camp
West Frankfort, IL 62896  

Woodmen of the World is a non-profit fraternal society. Our camp is leased to other organizations. Contact Cindy Vincent. Sessions 1 week....

Camp Type:
Residential Camp
Activities:
Aquatic Activities, Archery, Arts And Crafts, Canoeing, Drama, Hiking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Recreational Swimming, Riflery, Team Field Sports, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Counselor Training (CIT), Music
Gender:
Coed
 
 
Little Egypt Woodmen Camp
West Frankfort, IL  
Camp Type:
Residential Camp
Activities:
Traditional Camps
Gender:
Coed
 

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West Frankfort is a city in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. The population was 8,182 at the 2010 census. The city is part of the Metro Lakeland area. Although one might associate the name "West Frankfort" with the cities named "Frankfurt" in Germany or Frankfort in Kentucky, the truth is far more local. Around 1810, Francis Jordan, an early settler from Tennessee, with the help of his seven brothers, began construction of a fort atop a hill in present-day Franklin County. Completed in 1811, the fort was named "Frank's Fort", in Jordan's honor. Jordan also built a fort a few miles to the east, at Jordan's Settlement, near modern Thompsonville, Illinois. This fort was called "Jordan's Fort". The construction of these forts was in response to the danger of attack during Tecumseh's War, which culminated in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Then-governor of the Illinois Territory, Ninian Edwards, actively encouraged the construction of these forts and offered the services of the Saline Militia in their erection. Since the Shawnee Trail, an important trading route linking Kaskaskia, Illinois and Old Shawneetown, Illinois ran along the high ground in the vicinity of the fort, this area became an attractive destination for settlers in search of cheap land made available by the recently passed Bit Act of 1805. The resulting settlement took the name of the nearby fort, which was...