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4th Annual Family Campout & Exploration

September 22 @ 11:30 AM - September 23 @ 11:30 AM

$15 – $20

Spend the weekend exploring Allerton’s Natural Areas with the whole family! Champaign Outdoors presents this hassle-free camping experience, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature.

Spend the day helping biologists (from the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) catch, identify, and release various wildlife; try out the newest camping gear and gadgets from Champaign Outdoors (formerly Champaign Surplus), and enjoy a live wildlife show by Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth. After dinner (included with ticket purchase), relax by the campfire for stories, s’mores and sing along, or go on a stargazing night hike led by the U of I Astronomy Department. 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.

Click here to register on Eventbrite. This event typically sells-out, and will be limited to 250 people.

Click here for the Campout schedule.

Find a list of FAQs here.

What do I need to bring to the Allerton Family Campout and Exploration 2018?


September 22 @ 11:30 AM
September 23 @ 11:30 AM
$15 – $20