Resort Family Summer Lake Camp

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Dear Valued Guests,

Welcome to The Resort! Thank you for letting us be a part of your family vacation. My wife, Michelle, and I have owned The Resort for the last 14 years. We have been blessed with a very very large crazy family of 10 kids, all of whom have worked at The Resort in some capacity over those 14 years. We have come to realize, as we are down to the last of our children at home, IT GOES FAST!

From time to time people have asked what advice I would give to families just starting out, and my answer has always been the same: You only have 18 years with these kids, make the memories now that will last a lifetime. In the blink of an eye, those cherished family moments together will have passed.

Why choose us for your family vacation?

18 Short Years: It’s a fact that we only have 18 short years with our children before they venture into the next stage of life. Let’s make every moment count by spending quality time together.

Activities for Everyone: The Resort offers a wide range of activities that cater to both adults and children alike. Whether you’re looking for thrilling adventures or tranquil relaxation, we have something for every member of your family.

Personalized Experience: At The Resort, we take pride in knowing our guests by name. Our dedicated staff goes the extra mile to ensure your stay is memorable. We believe in fostering connections and friendships that go beyond the check-out date.

Unforgettable Moments: From exploring the natural beauty of Southern Illinois to participating in fun-filled activities, every moment at The Resort is an opportunity to create cherished memories.

The Resort at Egyptian Hills is more than just a vacation destination; it’s a place where families come together to celebrate life, love, and laughter. It’s where bonds are strengthened, stories are shared, and memories are etched into the hearts of both young and old.

Don’t let these precious years slip away. Book your family vacation at The Resort today and embark on a journey of unforgettable moments. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones.

Families... It’s about time! Let’s make every moment count because family memories are the true treasures of life. How many summers do you have left? Isn’t it about TIME!

Warm regards,

adventure bay

Nestled along the pristine shores of the Lake of Egypt, Adventure Bay reigns supreme as the ultimate inflatable water park. Run, jump, slip and slide your way to the other side! Challenge yourself with inflatable obstacles like climbing towers, slides, balance beams, and more. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, there’s no better place for kids to play, or for adults to play like kids!

Hi-Flying Splash Blob

For the high-fliers, Adventure Bay’s inflatable trampoline and launch pad are a must. Picture yourself soaring above the water, executing flips, twists, and jumps before splashing down for a refreshing thrill. It’s gravity-defying fun for thrill-seekers of all ages, creating unforgettable memories.

Aqua Oasis Swim Deck

Serenity meets excitement on the Aqua Oasis Swim Deck. It’s the perfect oasis for those seeking a peaceful respite while the kids immerse themselves in aquatic adventures. Here, you can unwind, savor delectable food and refreshing beverages, all while basking in the sun’s warm embrace. It’s a place to rest, relax, and indulge in a good book or simply watch the fun and action unfold on the agility course.

open daily 8am-8pm

the lost lagoon

The Lost Lagoon is a hidden water paradise waiting to be explored. This aquatic gem offers a diverse range of thrilling activities that epitomize the essence of summertime fun. At its core is a serene expanse of water where canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards await adventurers seeking tranquil exploration. Paddle your way through the waters and let the gentle breeze carry you as you soak in the natural beauty of the Lake of Egypt or sit back and relax on the beach.

Splash Mountain Water Wonder

The Lost Lagoon takes aquatic excitement to new heights with its water trampoline and giant climbing mountain. Imagine the thrill of bouncing on a trampoline surrounded by the cool waters of the lake, or testing your mettle as you scale the towering climbing wall before taking a daring plunge. These exhilarating activities add an extra layer of adventure to your visit, promising unforgettable moments and adrenaline rushes.

The Lost Lagoon is more than just an aquatic playground; it’s a haven for loved ones to come together, bond, and create lasting memories. With activities suitable for all ages and skill levels, it’s a place where everyone can find their slice of aquatic bliss.

The Lost Lagoon is only accessible by golf cart.

open daily 8am-8pm

the players cove game center

Discover the ultimate outdoor game center, where fun knows no bounds. From classic favorites like bag toss, foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard, washers, and horse shoes to engaging group activities like four square and bocce ball, there’s something for everyone. Unleash your competitive spirit or simply unwind with your loved ones while enjoying a wide array of board games, including giant Jenga. Whether you’re seeking lively competition or relaxed camaraderie, our outdoor game center is your hub for unforgettable moments and friendly contests beneath the open sky.

Play Hard Under the Open Sky

Playing games with your kids is a wonderful way to nurture their growth and development while deepening your family bonds. These moments of play are more than just fun; they’re opportunities for learning and connection. Games teach children critical life skills like problem-solving, teamwork, and resilience, all in an enjoyable and engaging manner.

Moreover, playing together fosters open communication, as kids often feel more comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings in a relaxed, playful setting. Most importantly, playing games is a chance for quality time and laughter, creating treasured memories that both children and parents will carry with them throughout their lives.

open daily 8am-9pm

campfire cove

Nestled beside the tranquil lake and under the vast expanse of stars, Campfire Cove is where the magic happens.

Campfire Stories and S’mores

At Campfire Cove, families gather around our cozy fire pit to create lasting memories and share stories under the starlit sky. The crackling of the campfire sets the perfect ambiance as you cook up delicious hot dogs and savor gooey, irresistible s’mores. It’s a time-honored tradition where generations come together to connect, laugh, and bond in the great outdoors.

Campfire Cove is not just a place; it’s a warm, inviting experience that embodies the essence of summer camp. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows, sharing tales, or simply gazing at the night sky’s beauty, Campfire Cove is where cherished moments are forged and treasured for years to come. Join us and let the fireside magic ignite your family’s summer camp adventure.

Campers can stop by the Campfire Cove for complimentary hot dogs and s’mores Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm.

Campfire Cove is only accessible by golf cart.

thursday 7pm-9pm

anchors point general store

At The Resort we want your summer lake camp adventure to be as relaxing and care-free as possible. Whether you’re looking for ice-cold beverages to quench your thirst, a variety of snacks to satisfy your cravings, or a sweet treat like ice cream, the Anchors Point General Store has you covered.

Keepsake Souvenirs

While you’re here, don’t forget to explore our charming selection of knick-knacks and gifts. From clothing to rustic signs, you’re bound to stumble onto that perfect souvenir that will remind you of your time here at The Resort.

open daily 9am-9pm

resort dining

Take a break from campsite cooking and enjoy a meal from one of our amazing dining options. From our daily grill to our weekend-only burger spot, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. Dine inside, outside, or take it to go.

The Lizard Hut

The Lizard Hut Pizzeria & Ice Cream Parlor is open daily from 9am to 9pm. Campers can grab a slice of homemade pizza crafted with the freshest ingredients or treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream lizard. We also offer a selection of fresh salads and sandwiches.

Sit back and relax at Captain Jack’s Watering Hole with your favorite adult beverage or one of our famous boozy shakes, slushes, or signature cocktails.

Burger Bar

The Burger Bar, located next to the event center, offers a weekend treat. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 8pm, this eatery is your go-to destination for mouthwatering burgers, crispy fries, and more. Grab a burger and make the most of your mealtime by dining in our outdoor seating area surrounded by scenic views.

OPEN DAILY 9am-9pm

Summer lake camp at The Resort isn’t just about the great outdoors; it’s also about creating fun memories. Imagine warm summer evenings under a starry sky, gathered with loved ones at our inviting amphitheater. Here, the magic of live music fills the air, and the anticipation of the big screen lights up the night. It’s a place where families come together to share in the joy of captivating performances and cinematic adventures, where laughter echoes, and bonds are strengthened.

Nashville North Live

Kickstart your summer lake camp experience with a weekend full of music and fun. Our “Nashville North” artists travel all the way from Music City to bring you unforgettable live performances.

Enjoy a delightful acoustic performance on Friday that sets the mood for the days ahead. Saturdays are all about dancing the night away to classic hits that are sure to get everyone moving. And on Sundays, let the soulful sounds of gospel and bluegrass wash over you.

Lights, Cameras, Action, Movie Magic

Every Monday at dusk the night’s sky becomes the backdrop for our outdoor cinema, featuring a family-friendly movie on a grand projection screen. It’s a special way for families to come together and enjoy the magic of movies in the great outdoors. Join us for an evening of cinematic enjoyment under the open sky.



Adventure and convenience at your fingertips. Whether you’re seeking tranquility on the lake, an adrenaline rush, or convenient transportation throughout the resort grounds, we’ve got you covered.

Hit the Water with Jet Skis, Pontoons & More

Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a first-time explorer, our on-site vendors fleet of well-maintained watercraft are ready for adventure. Cruise at your own pace, taking in the stunning shoreline and tranquil waters. Enjoy a day of fishing, water sports, or simply basking in the sun on the open deck. Chart your own course and create unforgettable memories on the lake.

Ride the Rush

Experience the thrill of skimming across the lake’s surface, the wind in your hair and the spray of the water against your skin. Whether you’re a speed enthusiast or simply looking to add a dash of excitement to your lake experience, our on-site vendor offers jet ski rentals for an unforgettable aquatic adventure.

Golf Carts

Convenient and eco-friendly, our golf carts allow you to navigate the resort grounds effortlessly. Cruise from your campsite to the marina, to the Lizard Hut, or the recreational facilities with ease. It’s the perfect way to get around, making your stay as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

The Lost Lagoon and Campfire Cove are only accessible by golf cart, availability is limited.

open daily 9am-6pm

lakeside yoga

Nestled in the tranquil embrace of nature, lakeside yoga offers a truly rejuvenating experience for both body and soul. This harmonious fusion of the ancient practice of yoga with the serene beauty of a lakeside setting creates a sanctuary of inner peace and vitality.

Connect with Nature

The gentle lapping of water against the shore, the rustle of leaves in the breeze, and the chorus of birdsong become the backdrop to your yoga practice. With each pose and breath, you synchronize with the natural world, deepening your connection to the environment and its rhythms.

Lakeside yoga provides a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. As you roll out your mat on the shores of a tranquil lake, you’re invited to leave behind the stresses of the modern world. The serene atmosphere fosters a sense of calm and centering, allowing you to be fully present in the moment.

Peaceful and Relaxing Focus

The peaceful setting encourages enhanced focus and concentration. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, lakeside yoga offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in your practice, leaving behind distractions and worries.

Join us for a lakeside yoga session Sunday morning from 9am-10am.

sunday 9am-10am

golf cart parade

Every Thursday at The Resort, anticipation reaches a fever pitch as our campers gear up for a spectacle unlike any other - the Golf Cart Parade. This colorful extravaganza is a beloved tradition that brings campers together in a spirit of camaraderie and creativity. Decked out in their favorite decorations, the level of detail and enthusiasm is nothing short of astounding.

Join the Fun

As the sun begins to set, the parade kicks off with a lively procession through the campground. The sound of laughter and cheers fills the air as spectators line the route to witness the imaginative carts rolling by. It’s a joyful celebration of community spirit, where all are welcome to participate or simply enjoy the spectacle. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-time visitor, The Resort’s Golf Cart Parade is a heartwarming experience that embodies the essence of togetherness and creativity, leaving everyone with a deep sense of connection and memories to last a lifetime.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join in on the golf cart fun! We’ll be selecting winners and giving away prizes!

thursday 6pm-7pm

off-site activites

The Resort recommends the following vendors for some amazing off-site fun.

Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour

Illinoi’s first entirely tree-based zip line canopy tour, located on 83 wooded acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Shawnee Bluffs consists of eight zip lines, the longest more than 1,100 feet, which zig-zags across the proerty’s bluffs and through the valley. The tour also includes 11 platforms, 3 aerial suspension bridges, and three short ground hikes. A canopy tour is a the perfect way to experience the forest by safely traversing an established route of zip lines and aerial bridges between platforms built in the trees, and they are just plain FUN! A canopy tour delivers an adrenaline-filled adventure and educational experience!

Tunnel Hill Bike Trail

A dark railroad tunnel and two dozen trestles crossing streams and rocky ravines welcome visitors to the scenic Tunnel Hill State Trail as it travels 55 miles through forests and farmland in sparsely populated southern Illinois. This gem of Illinois rail-trails was built on the former Cairo and Vincennes Railroad, which was completed in 1874 and hauled coal from southern Illinois mines, as well as produce and timber. You can bring your own bikes or ebikes can be rented and waiting for you at the trail with

Horseback Riding at Giant City Stables

Giant City Stables is located just inside Giant City State Park, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, just minutes south of Carbondale. The Stable maintains approximately 30 horses of different types and breeds for your enjoyment. They have horses of all different levels and will match you with a horse that meets your needs. Trail rides are guided by experienced wranglers, who lead you through three plus miles of private trails in the heart of Giant City State Park.

Hiking the Shawnee National Forest

In the picturesque landscapes of Southern Illinois, outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled with an array of breathtaking activities to indulge in. Nestled amidst this natural wonderland, The Resort at Egyptian Hills recommends exploring some of the region’s most captivating destinations.

Venture into the ancient sandstone wonders of Giant City State Park, where towering rock formations and lush forests await.

Hike through the enchanting trails of Ferne Clyffe State Park, offering a serene escape into nature’s embrace.

Marvel at the otherworldly beauty of the Garden of the Gods, where unique rock formations evoke a sense of wonder.

For those seeking refreshing springs and tranquil creeks, Bellsmith Springs beckons with its crystal-clear waters.

Southern Illinois, with its rich outdoor treasures, promises an unforgettable escape for all who dare to explore. Don’t miss the chance to create special moments with your family in the great outdoors.

daily schedule

Friday (Check-In 4PM)

4pm-6pm: Welcome Friday check-in party! Enjoy discounts on food, drinks, and ice cream at the Lizard Hut while listening to live acoustic music.

Saturday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open

8am-9pm: Game Center Open

9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

11am-8pm: Burger Bar Open

6:30pm-9:30pm: “Nashville North” at the Amphitheater

Sunday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open

8am-9pm: Game Center Open

9am-10am: Lakeside Yoga

9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

11am-8pm: Burger Bar Open

12pm-3pm: Gospel & Bluegrass at the Amphitheater

Monday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open 8am-9pm: Game Center Open 9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available 9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

DUSK: Family Movie with Complimentary Popcorn

Tuesday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open

Game Center Open

Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

Lizard Hut & General Store Open

Trivia Night

Wednesday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open 8am-9pm: Game Center Open

9am-11am: Complimentary Pancake Breakfast

9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

5pm-7pm: Kids Karaoke

7pm-9pm: Karaoke

Thursday 8am-8pm: Water Parks Open

8am-9pm: Game Center Open

9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

6pm-7pm: Golf Cart Parade

7pm-9pm: Complimentary Hot Dogs & S’mores at Campfire Cove

Friday (Check-Out 11AM)

8am-8pm: Water Parks Open

8am-9pm: Game Center Open

9am-6pm: Boat & Jet Ski Rentals Available

9am-9pm: Lizard Hut & General Store Open

The Resort is centrally located among many exciting offsite activities and attractions. Stop by the Anchors Point General Store, open daily from 9am-9pm, or give us a call at (618) 751-4556 for more information about the surrounding area. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

where friends become family - making memories that last a lifetime


ways to stay

We provide multiple accomodation options for your week long summer lake camp. Bring the whole family, and choose from our range of offerings, including cozy lakeside cabins with all the modern amenities, or RV sites with full hook-ups and a host of other fantastic features.


We offer three cabin models to cater to families of all sizes. Every cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, full bath, living area, large deck with grill, and the added bonus of a boat slip for use during your stay.

• Single (Sleeps 6) $1,900 for 7 Nights

• Double (Sleeps 10) $2,500 for 7 Nights

• Family Lot (Sleeps 10) $2,500 for 7 Nights

RV Sites

Our RV sites are thoughtfully designed to make set-up a breeze. All RV sites include full water and sewer hook-ups, 50/30/20-Amp power, fire pit, picnic tables, and bathhouse. Our Premium and Super Premium sites include a concrete pad, Adirondack chairs, and patio area.

• Standard - $699 for 7 Nights

• Premium - $799 for 7 Nights

• Super Premium (Includes Gazebo) $899 for 7 Nights

Family Summer Lake Camps only available Friday through Friday, May 24, 2024 through September 6, 2024.

*20% premium for the weeks of May 24, June 28, and August 30