Allerton Family Campout

Spend time in the natural beauty of the park at our Allerton Family Campout the weekend of Oct. 14-15. This hassle-free camping experience in the Meadow will provide your family with the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and learn about nature.

You can spend your weekend:

— Helping biologists from the University of Illinois Natural History Survey and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources catch, identify and release various wildlife;

— Assisting with a fish survey of the Allerton Mansion Pond;

— Hiking to look for mussels along the Sangamon River; and

— Listening to a ‘hawk talk’.

See the full (tentative) schedule here.

Food will be available throughout the weekend from area food trucks and the Greenhouse Café. Feel free to bring and cook your own meals as well, as long as your flame is enclosed.

$15/person ($10/child eight and under). Register here by Oct. 11. All sales are final.

NOTE: Participants need to bring their own camping equipment.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email


About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall class schedule here.


Oct 14 - 15 2023


11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 14 - 16 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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