Youth Programs

Allerton youth programs strive to connect children with the beauty and art of nature. Nature, where the sun is warm and the grass is soft, where birds fly above and ants crawl below, where things aren’t always as they first appear, and, if you’re willing to look, there is an adventure hidden under every rock.

Whether it’s running among the Fu Dogs or throwing sticks in the river, there is always fun to be had at Allerton!

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Summer Day Camps
Allerton Day Camps get your child outside to discover art and nature through hands-on exploration! All campers will learn about our natural world through teamwork and creativity while participating in both planned activities and free play. Adventure is waiting at Allerton this summer!
Details and registration for summer camps will be announced in early 2018.

Annual Family Campout and Exploration
Typically held the last weekend in September, this hassle-free camping experience provides families with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature. Hike with biologists, see wildlife up-close, relax by the campfire, and sleep under the stars (or in your tent)! Learn more and register.

Discover Allerton Calendar
Filled with kid-friendly activities and events for the month, we hope that children of all ages will use this calendar to find the endless joy that the outdoors has to offer! View the current calendar.

Explore Allerton Backpacks
Between the months of March and November, Allerton offers Explore Allerton Backpacks for anyone to use! These packs are available for loan from the Visitor Center and are filled with supplies and information that will help our young visitors explore the natural areas of Allerton! Stop by the Visitor Center to check out a bag!

Annual Children’s Concert
The Concert Series at Allerton Park features music for all ages (May-September), but one show a year is planned specifically for our littlest friends. Find more information on the Concert Series performers and dates.

For questions or more information, contact Mindy Brand at brand@illinois.edu or 217-333-3287.