IL, short for Illinois, isn't just a flat state brimming with cornfields, folks. It is a magical land where rivers and lakes sparkle like giant sapphire necklaces strewn across the landscape. And in this wondrous place, there is a group of children who have discovered a unique way to explore - by canoe and boat! They call themselves the "S.S. Squiggle Squad," named after their mystical sea creature friend, Squiggle the two-tailed beaver. Squiggle, who wears a funky pair of neon sunglasses, is an expert in everything watery and adventure! He is always leading the troop in navigating the twists and turns of the mighty Mississippi, the gentle waves of Lake Michigan, and the serene beauty of the Illinois River. Armed with paddles, life jackets, and a hilarious sense of humor, the S.S. Squiggle Squad is always ready for a boating adventure. These kids are no ordinary children. They're fearless explorers, brave sailors, and quick-thinking adventurers. When they are not out on the water, they are studying maps and planning new adventures. They know the rivers and lakes of Illinois like the back of their hands, and even the back of Squiggle's tail! Their canoeing trips are filled with laughter, splashes and the occasional water fights, where no one is safe from a good soaking. They are not just friends; they are a family, bound together by their love for the water, the thrill of adventure, and of course, their hilarious mascot, Squiggle. Their tales are the stuff of Illinois legend, complete with giggles, gasps, and guffaws. They are the S.S. Squiggle Squad, the coolest kids in Illinois, where every day is a new adventure on the shimmering blue highways!

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best boating-canoeing programs in Hudson, IL

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
4.5(4 reviews)
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East Bay Camp & Retreat is the perfect destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in Central Illinois, only 12 miles north of Bloomington-Normal and a few minutes from Interstate 39, this beautiful retreat is situated on Lake Bloomington. With its attractive and functional facilities, East Bay provides the perfect setting for a range of activities such as team-building, fellowship, conferencing, and business. Adding to the enchanting atmosphere are the abundant wildlife sightings, including deer, wild turkeys, herons, and turtles. The 160-acre property is also home to a variety of hardwoods and evergreens, making it an ideal spot to relax and unwind.

Hudson, IL 61748
4.8(5 reviews)
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Originally owned by the Boy Scouts Camp Heffernan, Easterseals purchased the property in 1989 and has since been working to transform it into a year-round camp and retreat center. For over sixty years, campers of all abilities have experienced the joys of camping, and have benefited from the specialized programming offered. Through the work of the Timber Pointe Charitable Foundation, the Easterseals property has become a place of fun and discovery for individuals and families alike. Offering a range of inclusive activities and adapted programming, Timber Pointe offers a truly unique and special experience for its campers.

Hudson, IL 61748-7622
5(5 reviews)