camp pavilion with picnic tables

Welcome to 4-H Memorial Camp and Conference Center

4-H Memorial Camp is home to Summer Youth Camp and so much more! Located within beautiful Robert Allerton Park, 4-H Memorial Camp is a great place for conferences, retreats, meetings, workshops and camping programs. Since 1947, 4-H Memorial Camp has annually served thousands of 4-H youth as well as numerous groups from churches, civic organizations, educational institutions, and social organizations. Memorial Camp's facilities and 250 acres provide an ideal location for all types of residential camping and educational programs. Looking for summer camp information? Head to our summer camps program page


At 4-H Memorial Camp, concentrating on your group needs is our number one priority. The woodland setting surrounding the camp helps you get down to business without interruptions and hassles. A lake and hiking trails complete the secluded atmosphere with everything located within walking distance.

We are proudly accredited by the American Camp Association. This accreditation verifies that we have complied with up to 300 standards for health, safety and program quality, which are recognized by courts of law and government regulators. 

Andrew Davis, Camp Director
4-H Memorial Camp
499 Old Timber Road
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: (217) 762-2741


Directions to 4-H Camp

From the North or Northwest : From Rockford take I-39 or from Peoria take I-74 to Bloomington. Exit Rte. 51 south to Clinton. Take Rte. 10 east from Clinton to Rte. 48/10 intersection at the north side of Weldon. Turn right onto Rte. 48. In approximately 8 miles (shortly after crossing over an interstate) at the first opportunity, turn left (sign says Cisco). Stay on this road (which curves left of the town of Cisco) until you see a University of Illinois Allerton Park sign. Turn right. Turn right again at a T-road. Then turn left at next road (entrance to the Park). Travel on this road until you see 4-H Memorial Camp sign. Turn right into the camp.

From the Northeast : From Kankakee take I-57 to the Decatur exit (I-72) west of Champaign. Exit I-72 at Bridge St. (exit 164) north of Monticello. Turn left toward Monticello. Turn right at the 4-way intersection. Left at the brown University of Illinois Allerton Park sign. Right at a T-road. Left at the top of a hill. Proceed into the Park to the Memorial Camp sign. Turn right.

From the West : From Springfield take I-72 east to Weldon/Cisco exit. Turn right. Turn left at the first road toward Cisco. Follow this road which will curve left around Cisco. Turn right at the brown University of Illinois Allerton Park sign. Right at the T-road. Left at the top of a hill. Proceed to Memorial Camp sign.

From the South: From Tuscola take I-57 north toward Champaign. Take Exit 229 Monticello. Turn left (west) onto County Rd 1000 N/County Rd 18. Follow this road all the way into Monticello (14.4 miles). Turn left on S. Market St. Turn right onto W. Marion St. Turn left onto Allerton Rd. Follow this road out of town 3.4 miles. Turn right into Allerton Park. Follow this road over the river. Turn left at the T-intersection. Proceed to 4-H Memorial Camp sign. Turn right into camp.