Q: What is Allerton Day Camp all about?
A: Allerton Day Camp is all about discovering art and nature while having fun outside! Each week of camp has a different topic, but they all share a common goal of spending quality time outdoors. We hike every day, play countless games, and explore the art and nature found only at Allerton!
Q: Where is camp held?
A: Camps are held in one of three different buildings at Allerton. Your registration materials will include detailed information about where to drop off your camper.
Q: Do you offer extended-day options?
A: Yes! Morning (7-8 a.m.) and afternoon (3-5:30 p.m.) extended-day options are available.
Participants may be dropped off 10 minutes prior to the start of camp and will be allowed a 10–minute grace period after the end of camp. If you need care earlier or later than those times, you are required to sign your child up for Extended Day. Regularly late pick–ups will be charged a P.M. Extended Day fee for that week. Find pricing here.
Q: When is the deadline to register?
A: Camp registration continues all summer if space remains available. Individual weeks of camp can fill quickly. Registration closes for individual weeks of camp 14 days prior to that camp.
Q: Can I reserve a spot in camp?
A: Yes! You can hold your child’s spot in camp with a non–refundable deposit of $20 per child per week. Your spot will be held until payment is due 10 business days prior to the start of camp. If payment is not made 10 business days prior, the spot will be opened up to the wait list without a refund of the deposit. When payment is made, your deposit fee will be applied toward total camp fees.
Q: Do you offer any discounts?
A: Yes! Registration and full payment of 4+ weeks of camp at once (any 4+ weeks of camp during the summer) will result in a 10% discount on registration fees. Please note that this transaction must be made all at once. Families are also eligible for this discount if they split 4+ weeks between multiple campers in the same household.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Participants may cancel their registration and withdraw from camp up to 10 business days from the start of camp and receive a full refund of the registration fee minus a $20 administrative fee. If a participant cancels fewer than 10 business days prior to the start of camp, they will be charged the full fee for that camp.
Q: My child turns 5 or 8 during the summer, can I still register?
A: If your child is not 5 or 8 by the time of registration, they must turn that age within two months of the start date of the appropriate camp. For example, if your camper is 4 at the time you register for an Acorns camp, their 5th birthday should fall between March and August. Additionally, if your 7-year-old has a birthday within those months, you are able to register them for Acorns or Adventurers. If their birthday is after August, your camper will have to wait until the following year to be registered for camp.
Q: Does Allerton offer transportation to and from camp?
A: Allerton works with Piattran to offer transportation to and from the Park for those who need it. To set up transportation, you should submit a current Rider Intake Form (less than one year old) directly to the Piattran office at least two weeks prior to camp. To arrange payment of rider fees, please contact Piattran directly. Due to administrative processes, camp staff will not be collecting rider fees or intake forms for Piattran. If Piattran does not have your camper’s form and payment one week prior to the start of camp, your camper will not be able to ride Piattran, including Adventurers going to the pool. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Piattran directly.
1925 North Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856–8144
MONTICELLO FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER INFO (Adventurers Only)
Q: How do I set up rides to the pool with Piattran?
A: Piattran provides Adventurers rides to the pool twice per week. Campers will need a current Rider Intake Form (less than one year old) on file and payment settled with Piattran. If Piattran does not have this form and payment by one week before the first trip to the pool, your camper will not be able to ride Piattran. See above for Piattran contact information.
Q: Do we need to purchase a pool pass?
A: Campers will not need to purchase a pool pass! Pool fees are included in the camp registration fee.