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4-H Memorial Camp, Summer Youth Camp!

Summer Youth Camp is back in session for 2022! We hope everyone is as excited as we are to get back to camping. Keep reading below for more details.

Activities: While at camp your child can swim, boat, shoot archery, climb the rock wall, make arts & crafts, fish, take hayrack rides, participate in S.T.E.M. 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).

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

COVID-19: For the protection of our campers and staff, all campers will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a recent negative COVID 19 test during check-in. Unvaccinated campers will be required to take a COVID test partway through their camp session. Masks will be required in certain locations and during some activities. More information about these and other safety protocols will be provided after registration. 

January 24 - February 6   Early registration for current Illinois 4-H Members. You will need your personal 4-H Identification Number. If you need to look it up you can find it by logging into 4Honline. You are only allowed to sign up for one week during this early registration. Registration Link

February 7     Registration opens to all 4-H Members and Non Members. Registration Link

Camp Session Dates:
Session 1  June 5-9
Session 2  June 12-16
Session 3  July 5-9
Session 4  July 17-21


4-H Member: $265

Non 4-H Member: $305

If you are in need of financial assistance please contact your local Extension Office to see if any scholarship funds are available.

Questions? Please contact Monika Hammerschmidt at hammersc@illinois.edu or Andy Davis at ardavis1@illinois.edu, (217) 762-2741.



It takes a lot of dedicated people to run summer programs here at 4-H Camp. If you know of someone who would be interested in working at camp, we would love for them to apply. We are looking to fill nearly 60 seasonal positions for this summer. 


Counselors (live on site during camp sessions)

Junior Counselors (Age 16-17)

Senior Counselors (Age 18+)

Program Staff (Age 18+) (Live on site from mid-May through end of July)

Lead Female Counselor

Lead Male Counselor


Outdoor Education


Arts & Crafts

Climbing Tower

Creation Station (S.T.E.M. activities)

Applications and reference forms can be found below under 4-H Resources. We are accepting applications now and hope to have positions filled by the end of March. If you are interested in having a summer job that you will remember for the rest of your life, please get your paperwork in as soon as possible.


If you have any questions about Summer Youth Camp and/or employment opportunities we would be happy to talk with you. Feel free to contact us 




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
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