boy jumping into lake

Adventure awaits you at every turn at 4-H Memorial Camp. Every day is packed with activities that will challenge you to try new and exciting things. Best of all, you get to choose the activities you like the most! Meeting new friends is one of the best parts of camp.


While at camp your child can swim, boat, climb the rock wall, make crafts, fish, take hayrack rides, participate in archery, do fun science experiments/activities, hike, make s’mores over a camp fire and so much more! We will have counselors in every cabin with the campers and staff providing programs at Outdoor Education, Waterfront, Recreation, Arts & Crafts, the Climbing Tower and Creation Station (S.T.E.M. activities). You get to choose from a wide selection of activities during parts of the day and participate in whole group activities during other parts. Whether you are with your cabin group, color team, or just hanging out with some of your new friends, there is always plenty of fun things to do! 

Age Requirements

Participant age for Summer Youth Camp is 8-16 years old. 

2024 Camp Dates

  • June 2-6
  • June 9-13
  • June 16-20
  • June 30- July 4 (check out is at 11am for this session) 
  • August 3-7


  • $340   4-H Member
  • $375   Non 4-H Member


4-H Members- Registration begins Monday, January 22, 2024.  4-H members will be required to enter their 4-H Member ID Number in order to register early. You can find instructions to find your Member ID number here. All weeks are currently full for boys and weeks 1, 2, and 3 are full for girls. To be added to a waitlist please contact Monika at for instructions.

Registration Link- 

Non-Members- Registration begins Monday, February 5, 2024 at 8am.

Required forms: Available here



Questions? Please contact Andy Davis or Monika Hammerschmidt, (217) 762-2741.


As a part of the University of Illinois, we will comply with the Public Health Emergency Response policy: As each emergency presents different risks and responses, the university’s actions, procedures, and guidelines may vary.


people on ropes course
girls fishing off dock
camp cabin