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Special Note (as of April 18, 2019)

Sorry, but there are no remaining spaces in 4-H Camp sessions.   All 5 camp weeks are full - that's 1,280 kids registered!   Waiting lists for boys are all closed.   Waiting lists for girls are still open.   To be placed on a wait list, download a paper copy of the registration and submit it to the 4-H Camp office with a check making full payment. The check will be held until we find out if space become available. Your check will not be cashed unless you approve so at a later date! If we cannot find a space for your camper, your check will be returned.    

2019 Youth Camp Sessions:

  • Camp I:   Tuesday, June 4 – Saturday, June 8   (CLOSED)
  • Camp II:  Sunday, June 9 – Thursday, June 13 (CLOSED)
  • Camp III: Sunday, June 16 – Thursday, June 20 (CLOSED)
  • Camp IV:  Sunday, June 30 – Thursday, July 4 (CLOSED)
  • Camp V:   Sunday, July 28 - Thursday, Aug. 1  (CLOSED)

Arrival time is 1-3 p.m. on first day. Departure time is 3 p.m. on last day except for 11 a.m. on week 4.


Current 4-H Members $230. Youth not yet in 4-H $270. New for 2019: Fees this year include a camp T-shirt and $15 credit at the Trading Post!   No need to bring cash to camp!

Registration:    On-line registration for everyone begins Monday, February 4th!

Registration on-line is preferred and much quicker. Click the REGISTER button in the box to the right or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Completing this process on-line guarantees your child a spot in camp. You will print out, sign and mail in permission forms after your payment is made on-line - but you have a spot!

If you'd rather pay by check, DOWNLOAD PAPER FORM, complete and mail to the office with payment. Please understand that a spot for your camper is not guaranteed by this method until all paper copies are received along with the check with full payment and you receive a confirmation from the 4-H Camp office. If you do not succeed in securing a spot, you will have the option of being placed on a wait-list or you may elect to receive a full refund (check returned).


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, Interim Camp Director

4-H Memorial Camp
499 Old Timber Road
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: (217) 762-2741
Email: ardavis1@illinois.edu