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Registration notes:

  • Camp registration is currently full.
  • The Registration button is under the picture of the young man wearing the green shirt and holding a net.
  • If the button to select is not available for a week, that week is sold out.
  • Please call us at 217-762-2741 for instructions on how to be put on a waiting list if space has reached capacity. 

Camping Dates:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, June 2 – Saturday, June 6
  • Week 2: Sunday, June 7 – Thursday, June 11
  • Week 3: Sunday, June 14 – Thursday, June 18
  • Week 4: Sunday, July 5 – Thursday, July 9
  • Week 5: Sunday, July 26 – Thursday, July 30    

Arrival time is 1-3 p.m. on first day. Departure time is 3 p.m. on last day.


  • Current 4-H Members: $250.
  • Youth not yet in 4-H: $290.
  • Fees include a camp T-shirt and $15 credit at the Trading Post! No need to bring cash to camp!

Attendance policy

Drop off times will only be allowed between 1-3 pm on Sunday (Tuesday for week 1), 7-8 pm on Sunday (Tuesday for week 1) or Monday (Wednesday for week 1) from 9-10 am.  If a camper needs to leave camp for any reason other than a medical appointment or family emergency, they will not be able to return to camp that week. 


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.

About 4-H Memorial Camp

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!


Andrew Davis, Camp Director

4-H Memorial Camp
499 Old Timber Road
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-2741