Become a Part of CTO Illinois!
Many kids today are unfamiliar with the outdoors. Cross Trail Outfitters (CTO) is changing that by providing an opportunity to get them outdoors and teach them about our hunting and fishing heritage, while sharing our faith. We want kids to know that life is different than what they see on TV or in video games. There’s a life out in God’s creation, and CTO is all about “Guiding the next generation to Christ through the outdoors.” We provide the mentorship, training and assets for kids to go hunting and fishing, while ensuring a wholesome and fun environment in which participants can grow in knowledge and reverence of God.
CTO is primarily for boys ages 7-20, offering a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. There are also opportunities for families and girls to participate in some CTO activities. Outings and events are open to both members and non-members, however, by becoming a member of CTO Illinois, you can help us grow across Illinois. Memberships are offered to families, adult individuals, and youth. Members receive:
Become an Outfitter
It takes all kinds of hands-on help, from working in the field with youth to helping us behind the scenes with events and more. Fill out this online form, and we'll be in touch.
We need access to private land for our outings and other activities. CTO covers the liability of landowners and works to leave a ranch better than we find it. Contact Eric St. Pierre to learn more.
Do you know someone who may want to get involved? Or do you feel that your community or church would benefit from having a CTO Chapter? Let us know and we'll provide more details and schedule a meeting with you. Contact Eric St. Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 480-2327.
CTO Illinois Contacts:
CTO Illinois State Director:
Eric 'Bear' St. Pierre 217-480-2327
Champaign County Outfitter:
D'Lige Smith-Hughes 217-255-0321
Paul Hansen 815-541-9632
CTO Illinois Officers & Board of Directors:
Executive Council Events
Trail of the Guide Events
Cross Trail Outfitters of Illinois Location