IDNR Youth Hunter Safety CourseApril 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ultimate Outdoor ChallengeMay 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
About Gardner Camp
Gardner Camp is a not-for-profit, private foundation established by the generosity of the late John Willis “Jack” Gardner, II. Gardner Camp consists of approximately 540 acres of land located in the Mississippi River bottoms near the Village of Hull in Pike County, Illinois. Gardner Camp offers outdoor educational programming to youth in Adams & Pike County IL and surrounding counties including Hancock, Schuyler, Brown, Scott, Greene, Morgan, and Calhoun in Illinois and Marion, Lewis, Ralls, and Pike in Missouri.
Gardner Camp will become a recognized program of the highest quality for providing mentored youth hunting with outdoor educational opportunities to area youth.
acres of land
acres of flooded wetland
miles of levees
from the Mississippi River
wetland management units
natural ponds + one 3 acre youth fishing pond
Visiting and Partner Schools & Organizations
Quincy Teen Reach
The Art Center
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Activities at Gardner Camp
Hunting & Trapping Safety
Kayaking, Fishing, & Water-Based Adventure
Trail Hiking & Outdoor Skills
Wetland & Waterfowl Ecology
Wildlife Education & Management