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Directions to Camp Kupugani

Camp Kupugani / Camp White Eagle is located in the rolling hills and woods of northwest Illinois. Please see the text directions below. (Be wary of using GPS or online map service to try to find Camp Kupugani. There is (at least) a 30% failure rate when doing so.  Be sure to reconcile any map service directions with the text directions.) Once you get close, you can also print and consult the highlights on this map: Camp Kupugani Directions Map.

Camp Kupugani Directions

If you’re coming from the east (or from mid- or north Chicagoland):

  1. Take I-90 West to Rockford. WARNING: Rte 20 crosses I-90 several times between Chicago and Rockford. Ignore all Rte 20 exits until you pass a big Chrysler manufacturing plant past Belvidere and before Rockford. Past there is a toll plaza and the Rte 20 exit you want is about 3 miles past the toll.
  2. Take that exit–Rte 20 towards Freeport (the sign also mentions that it is towards I-39 Bloomington); Rte 20 is a beltway around the south part of Rockford.
  3. About 8 miles after you get on this incarnation of Rte 20, take the exit for Montague Rd.
  4. Continue to the stop sign, where you will turn left. Continue to follow Montague Rd. for about 18 miles.  (Note that after about 10 minutes after you take that left onto Montague, Montague will make an “S” curve; be sure to just follow the squiggle and stay on Montague…i.e. don’t take a hard right…it will be a soft left and a soft right to stay on the S curve.)
  5. Turn left onto Rock City Rd. After a mile or two, the road will curve almost 90 degrees to the right; continue on the road (which is now called Coffman).
  6. One mile after the curve is a four-way intersection with Adeline Road. Turn left (south) onto Adeline Road. It is about two miles into the town of Adeline.
  7. There is only one stop sign in Adeline. At that stop sign, turn left (east) on White Eagle Road.
  8. 3/4 of a mile down White Eagle Road, you will start down a steep hill.
  9. Continue down the hill, bearing left across the bridge; the camp entrance is just up the hill on the left side.
  10. Turn into camp, following the entry road to the stop sign in camp.
  11. Turn right and park in the parking area. Please do not drive beyond the parking lot. The summer office is in the reddish brown (barn red) building just southwest of the parking lot and southeast of the traffic circle. Please check in at the office. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

If you’re coming from the southeast (or from south or SW Chicagoland):

  1. Take I-39 towards Rockford.
  2. About 14 miles north of the intersection of I-88 and I-39, take Exit 111 for state highway 72 towards Byron.
  3. Continue around the exit to the stop sign, where you will turn right (west). Continue to follow 72 for about 12 miles.
  4. Turn right to continue on 72 across the Rock River into Byron.
  5. Turn left to stay on 72 (now joined temporarily with IL 2 in Byron) for just over a mile as you make your way out of Byron.
  6. Turn right to stay on 72 to go towards Forreston.  After 11 miles (about 5 miles after going through the town of Leaf River), you will see a brown road sign saying “Camp Kupugani” with an arrow pointing right to signal that you will soon turn right onto Adeline Rd.
  7. Once on Adeline Road, you will cross over a set of railroad tracks and continue straight to only stop sign in Adeline. At that stop sign, turn right (east) on White Eagle Road.
  8. 3/4 of a mile down White Eagle Road, you will start down a steep hill.
  9. Continue down the hill, bearing left across the bridge; the camp entrance is just up the hill on the left side.
  10. Turn into camp, following the entry road to the stop sign in camp.
  11. Turn right and park in the parking area. Please do not drive beyond the parking lot. The summer office is in the reddish brown (barn red) building just southwest of the parking lot and southeast of the traffic circle. Please check in at the office. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

If you’re coming from the north:

  1. Take I-39 S toward Chicago. 
  2. Take Exit 17 toward US-20/Bloomington.  
  3. Stay straight to go onto US-20 W.
  4. After 8 miles, stay right to take the Montague Rd exit.
  5. Continue to the stop sign, where you will turn left. Continue to follow Montague Rd. for about 18 miles.  (Note that after about 10 minutes after you take that left onto Montague, Montague will make an “S” curve; be sure to just follow the squiggle and stay on Montague…i.e. don’t take a hard right…it will be a soft left and a soft right to stay on the S curve.)
  6. Turn left onto Rock City Rd. After a mile or two, the road will curve almost 90 degrees to the right; continue on the road (which is now called Coffman).
  7. One mile after the curve is a four-way intersection with Adeline Road. Turn left (south) onto Adeline Road. It is about two miles into the town of Adeline.
  8. There is only one stop sign in Adeline. At that stop sign, turn left (east) on White Eagle Road.
  9. 3/4 of a mile down White Eagle Road, you will start down a steep hill.
  10. Continue down the hill, bearing left across the bridge; the camp entrance is just up the hill on the left side.
  11. Turn into camp, following the entry road to the stop sign in camp.
  12. Turn right and park in the parking area. Please do not drive beyond the parking lot. The summer office is in the reddish brown (barn red) building just southwest of the parking lot and southeast of the traffic circle. Please check in at the office. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

If you’re coming from the west:

  1. Take US 20 East towards Rockford, Illinois.
  2. About 10 miles east of Freeport, Illinois, turn right onto Rock City Rd. After 7 miles, the road will curve almost 90 degrees to the right; continue on the road (which is now called Coffman).
  3. One mile after the curve is a four-way intersection with Adeline Road. Turn left (south) onto Adeline Road. It is about two miles into the town of Adeline.
  4. There is only one stop sign in Adeline. At that stop sign, turn left (east) on White Eagle Road.
  5. 3/4 of a mile down White Eagle Road, you will start down a steep hill.
  6. Continue down the hill, bearing left across the bridge; the camp entrance is just up the hill on the left side.
  7. Turn into camp, following the entry road to the stop sign in camp.
  8. Turn right and park in the parking area. Please do not drive beyond the parking lot. The summer office is in the reddish brown (barn red) building just southwest of the parking lot and southeast of the traffic circle. Please check in at the office. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

If you’re flying to Camp Kupugani/Camp White Eagle, you can check out O’Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago. We can arrange for pickups from the airports. If you are driving to Camp Kupugani / Camp White Eagle and insist on using map services, you can click on the bubble on the map below, but be sure to reconcile any directions with the text directions above. We are:

  • 20 miles from Freeport IL
  • 30 miles from Dixon IL
  • 30 miles from Rockford IL
  • 80 miles from Chicago IL SW Suburbs
  • 110 miles from Moline IL
  • 112 miles from Madison WI
  • 113 miles from downtown Chicago IL
  • 123 miles from Chicago IL south suburbs
  • 304 miles from St. Louis MO
  • 373 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul MN

Camp Kupugani is one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids

Camp Kupugani has been named one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids.

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