Camp Big Sky

Camp Big Sky

To provide education, training and skills development to children and adults with disabilities through participation in accessible outdoor activities.

Camp Big Sky is an amazing place where people of all ages and abilities enjoy the outdoors.

Camp Big Sky is a very unique place that provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families, friends and caregivers to access, discover, learn and enjoy the outdoors—all at no cost to the campers or their families.

There’s no place like Camp Big Sky in the region. Located in a beautiful natural setting, the camp provides a safe and nonrestrictive environment where people with disabilities can experience new educational and outdoor activities, as well as make lifelong memories.

With more than 2,000 visitors annually from 27 counties in Illinois, Camp Big Sky gives people with disabilities the chance to do all kinds of fun things like fishing, boating, kite flying, studying nature, hay rides and even overnight camping—often for the very first time in their lives.

Our Life Skills Education program teaches middle and high school special education students the important skillsets required to live independently in the community.

Our Adult Volunteer Education program teaches participants how to be great volunteers, enabling them to become engaged and contributing members of their community.

Our Getting to Know You program pairs our participants with youth and adults from local churches and service organizations through volunteer projects, recreational activities and sharing a meal.

How to Help
There are several ways you can help Camp Big Sky give children and adults with disabilities the chance to experience the outdoor activities we take for granted:

  • Donate: Every dollar you contribute allows us to continue our core organizational value of providing all services at no cost to those we serve. Become a corporate or individual sustainable donor and help us build our Learning Center to expand our educational offerings.
  • Sponsor: We host an annual golf scramble and a fishing tournament, with sponsorship opportunities available for each.
  • Volunteer: From construction and camper support services to fundraising and governance, there are lots of ways you can help with your time.

Contact Karla Kane at (309) 258-6002 or

Camp Big Sky
P.O. Box 56
Farmington, IL 61531
(309) 258-6002

Facebook: @CampBigSkyIL