5th Annual Allerton Family Campout and Exploration

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 U of I Illinois Natural History Survey 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 NHECM: Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth. After dinner, 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 – Astronomy Illinois.

In the morning, sleep-in or get up early to enjoy breakfast, help check wildlife traps, catch birds, or stretch your legs on a biologist-led hike.

View the complete schedule* here.

This event will be limited to 250 people.

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*Schedule subject to change




Sep 28 - 29 2019


11:00 am - 11:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 28 - 29 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Adult (10+) $15; Child (9 and under) $10

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