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Get outside and start the adventure of a lifetime at 4-H Memorial Camp. Live in cabins. Hike. Swim. Boat. Make crafts. Climb rocks. Make new friends. 4-H Memorial Camp offers a quality summer camp experience. 4-H Memorial Summer Camp is open to all youth ages 8 - 16 years. 4-H members and those new to 4-H are welcome.

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. Each cabin holds 8 campers and 1 counselor. Bathhouses located near each cabin have flush toilets and hot showers. Our famous family-style meals are served in a large dining hall. Dozens of learning projects are also offered each week, such as model rocketry, flower arranging, GPS guided geo-caching, electricity, cooking, dance, music, drama, and photography. Evening programs include campfires, games, skits, songs, campouts, and a big dance. There's never a dull moment at summer camp. Don't sit around home this summer!

The program includes five days of fun and adventure in the out-of-doors. There's non-stop action in waterfront programs, arts and crafts, nature programs, and recreational sports and games. There's lots to do: swimming, canoeing, rockwall climbing, leather tooling, fishing, orienteering, volleyball, basketball, softball, archery, the team challenge course, and much much more!

2017 Youth Camp Dates

Choose one of these 5-day weeks in 2017:

  • Week 1: June 4-8 (Sunday thru Thursday)
  • Week 2: June 11-15 (Sunday thru Thursday)
  • Week 3: June 25-29 (Sunday thru Thursday)
  • Week 4: June 30 - July 4 (Friday thru Tuesday)

Arrival time is 2-3 p.m. on first day.
Departure time is 3 p.m. on last day.

Things to Know Before You Register

  • Camp spaces fill on a first come/first served basis.
  • Bunkmates:  Registrations have a space to enter one bunkmate request which will be honored if at all possible.   Bunkmates should be within 2 years of age and of the same gender.
  • Early-Bird 4-H members will have their enrollment verified so if you are unsure of your enrollment as a 2016-2017 4-H member, please check with your home County prior to registering.
  • Youth may attend more than one camp session, however, each session must have its own separate registration.  If you choose to attend back-to-back camp weeks, there is no stay-over option between sessions. Campers must leave and return at the start of the next camp.

Registration

Youth are not fully registered until the following 3 Steps are Completed

IF REGISTERING ONLINE AND PAYING WITH CREDIT CARD (preferred)

  1. Complete Online registration for each child REGISTER HERE 
  2. Complete and sign required forms, and mail them to the camp office. The forms are available at the end of the online registration system.
  3. Complete Credit card payment through the online system at the time of registration and payment is verified and accepted.

IF REGISTERING ONLINE AND PAYING WITH CHECK 

  1. Complete Online registration for each child REGISTER HERE 
  2. Complete and sign required forms, and mail them to the camp office. The forms are available at the end of the online registration system.
  3. Write a check for the amount indicated below depending on your 4-H membership and mail your check, along with your required medical and risk forms to 4-H Memorial Camp, 499 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL 61856.

IF REGISTERING VIA PAPER COPY FORM (NOT ONLINE) 

  1. Complete a paper copy registration and mail it to 4-H Memorial Camp. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE
  2. Write a check for the amount indicated below depending on your 4-H membership.
  3. Send the registration form, required medical and risk forms, and your check to 4-H Memorial Camp, 499 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL 61856.

Cost

  • Registration cost for Current 4-H Member who have all forms postmarked by March 31 is $195
  • Registration cost for Current 4-H Members who complete registration after April 1 -  $215
  • Registration cost for youth not currently enrolled in 4-H is $235

 Directions

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.