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:
  • CTO cap and sticker (limited to 2 hats per family membership)
  • Discounts for outings and other events
  • First chance to register for summer camps
  • Manage your membership profile online and make payments
  • Merchandise discounts where available
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Do you love hunting, fishing and Jesus? Do you want to have a positive impact on the next generation? Do you feel called to serve in a mission field in your own backyard? Contact Eric St. Pierre to learn more: 

Eric 'Bear' St. Pierre
State Director
(217) 480-BEAR (2327)
estpierre@teamcto.org

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Youth

For young men ages 7-20, find a club near you (see the contacts below). If there's no club in your area, contact Eric St. Pierre to find out about opportunities for involvement. 

Volunteers

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.

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Landowners

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.

Donors

CTO is a non-profit charity and our ability to make a difference is directly related to the faithfulness of our donors.

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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 estpierre@teamcto.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

Jo Daviess County Guide in Charge:
Paul Hansen 815-541-9632

Sangamon County Outfitter:
Joe Hardwick 217-899-6512


CTO Illinois Officers & Board of Directors:

  • Eric 'Bear' St. Pierre, President
  • John Elder, Vice President
  • Brian Conway, Treasurer
  • Cynthia Girdler, Secretary
  • Tami Roberts, Director

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Illinois Events

Youth Outings

  • 12/15/2017 4:00 PM Camp Wilroy, 10245 Bended Trail Rd. Irving IL 62051 United States
  • 01/19/2018 4:00 PM Camp Wilroy 10245 Bended Trail Rd. Irving IL 62051 United States
  • 02/23/2018 4:00 PM Camp Wilroy 10245 Bended Trail Rd. Irving IL 62051 United States

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Cross Trail Outfitters of Illinois is a 501(c)3 non profit organization

118 Main St.
Suite 1A
Homer, IL 61849
(217) 480-2327

www.teamcto.org/illinois

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