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Allerton Family Campout & Exploration
September 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM - September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
$5 - $15
PLEASE NOTE: This is for the 2015 event that has passed. To view the 2016 Family Campout and Exploration, click here.
Presented by Champaign Surplus
Bring your family and spend the weekend camping and exploring in the Allerton Natural Areas with wildlife biologists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Help biologists catch, identify and release fish, birds, butterflies, mussels, dragonflies and more! See and try the newest camping gear and gadgets with our friends from Champaign Surplus and Kelty. Enjoy a grilled dinner followed by a live wildlife show by Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth and then relax by the campfire for stories and s’mores or go on a stargazing night hike led by the University of Illinois Astronomy Department. Sleep under the stars or bring a tent to camp in the Allerton meadow. In the morning sleep-in or get up early to help check wildlife traps, catch birds or stretch your legs on a biologist-led hike.
This event will be limited to 120 people. To register please call Allerton Park and Retreat Center at (217) 333-3287.
4-11 years old – $5
12+ years old – $15
A Tentative Schedule of the event
Need help getting ready for the campout? Our friends at Champaign Surplus are offering Allerton Family Campout participants 20% OFF their campout purchase. They carry everything you’ll need for this simple family campout, as well as all the gear & clothing you could require for an extended backpacking trip to any destination. Visit them at 303 S. Neil St, Downtown Champaign or on the web at www.champaignsurplus.com and they are happy to help!