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Family Campout and Exploration

September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

$5 – $15

2nd Annual campout

Spend the weekend exploring Allerton’s Natural Areas with the whole family! Champaign Surplus presents this hassle-free camping experience, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature. Help 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 Surplus and Kelty; and enjoy a live wildlife show by Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth. After dinner, relax by the campfire for stories and s’mores, or go on a stargazing night hike led by the U of I Astronomy Department. Then, 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 200 people.

10 years and under: $5 | 11 years and older: $15
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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 online – they are happy to help!


September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
$5 – $15