Annual Fish Tournament

12th Annual Camp Big Sky Fishing Tournament!

12th Annual Fishing Tournament

The Camp Big Sky Tournament pairs campers with disabilities with experienced tournament fishermen in a Bass Masters style competition that provides a memorable experience for all and raises a significant portion of our annual operating budget.

Selected campers get an opportunity to fish with a professional and be recognized in our Parade of Boats and Weigh-In Ceremony. Every participant receives a t-shirt and trophy while helping us raise funds to operate the camp at no cost to our guests.

Potential participants must be able to use a spin casting rod and reel (training & equipment provided), be able to fish for three hours in a boat, attend one of the two on water trainings, love to fish and participate for the full day. The tournament fishermen volunteer their time, expertise, and boats for the day, so it is important that participants commit and participate for the whole day.

Several free family-friendly activities such as bank fishing, face painting, lawn games, kite flying, arts & crafts, and pontoon boat rides will be available to everyone who attends. The fishing tournament kicks off at 8am and the parade of boats and weigh-in ceremony begins at 11:30am. Reasonably priced lunches are available on site.

We will be selling raffle tickets with at least 20 prize packages available, each worth a minimum of $200! While the actual tournament is restricted to confirmed participants, we encourage you to join us at our largest fundraising event of the year. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Camp Big Sky, allowing us to continue providing accessible outdoor recreational opportunities to children and adults with disabilities and their family, friends, and caregivers all at no cost for day activities.

For questions or to purchase raffle tickets: contact Amanda Atchley 309-258-6002



Tournament Sponsorship Form
Tournament Raffle – Raffle Tickets are available to purchase with many valuable prizes to win! 

For questions or to purchase raffle tickets: contact Amanda Atchley 309-258-6002


A special thank you to our raffle donors and Business Supporters: 

Bass Pro Shop                                                                                    Better Banks                                                                                Graham Health System                                                                    Ipava State Bank                                                                     Kieswetter Insurance Agency                                                      MidAmerica National Bank
Metro Centre
Peoria Park District
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Pizza Hut
Presley’s Outdoors
Shed Aquarium