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?
Yes! We offer before and after care to extend the camp day. Times are listed on your registration form. Participants must be pre–registered to use Extended Day. Participants may be dropped off 5 minutes prior to the start of camp and will be allowed a 5–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.
Q: When is the deadline to register?
Camp registration continues all summer if space remains available. 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 refund of 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 of registration fees. Please note that this transaction must be made all at once. Families are eligible for this discount if they split 4+ weeks between multiple campers in the same household.
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 1 year old) directly to the Piattran office, or through Allerton at least two weeks prior to camp. To arrange payment of rider fees, please contact Piattran directly.
Q: My camper is attending Adventurers Camp. How do I set up rides to the pool with Piattran?
A: Not only does Piattran provide a transportation alternative for Camp (see above), they also provide our campers rides to and from the Monticello Family Aquatic Center ($8/round trip). If your Adventurer would like to visit the pool with us two times per week, they will need a Rider Intake Form (less than 1 year old) on file with Piattran. You can submit this to their office or through Allerton at least two weeks prior to camp. Please contact Piattran directly to arrange payment of rider fees:
1925 North Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856–8144
Q: Do we need to purchase a pool pass?
A: Campers should either have a pool pass to the Monticello Family Aquatic Center or bring $6 per pool visit to camp. Camp staff will collect pool money and pay in one transaction to leave more time for swimming! MFAC has early bird pool passes available on select dates.
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. We will give a full refund for any camper who is not able to attend because they test positive for COVID–19 or have COVID–19 symptoms prior to the start of their week of camp.
Q: What COVID–19 policies should we know about?
A: In accordance with University of Illinois policy and to protect the safety of staff, participants, and the community, proof of COVID–19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID–19 test is required for all participants 5 and over. Printed or digital proof must be presented showing full vaccination, or a negative COVID–19 test taken within 72 hours of camp arrival. At–home COVID–19 test results will not be accepted. Unvaccinated campers will be required to take a COVID test partway through their camp session. Masks will be required while indoors unless guidelines
change. More information about these and other safety protocols will be provided after registration.