(SOLD OUT) Fort Week

A classic at Allerton is Fort Week, which this year is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-28. Campers use natural materials to do what kids to best – make their own adult-free space!  Once built, they have a blast using it to enjoy snack time, play games, or just have some laughs!

Register 5- to 7-year-olds as Allerton Acorns, while 8- to 12-year-olds are Allerton Adventurers.

$220/person for the week*. Add extended days for $15 (7-8 a.m.) or $35 (3-5:30 p.m.).

Register your Acorn (ages 5-7) here. (SOLD OUT)

Register your Adventurer (ages 8-12) here. (SOLD OUT)

*Registration fees include lunch, two snacks, a T-shirt and all necessary materials. Campers will need to bring their own water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and a change of clothes/shoes.

See other camp themes for 2024 here.

A limited number of partial scholarships will be available this year. Download a scholarship application here.

View Camp FAQs here.


Register online (RECOMMENDED): Links to each week of camp will be available on the “Youth” section of our event calendar on March 13 at 9 a.m.  You will be able to fill out the registration form and pay for as many weeks as you need online.  (If a week of camp is sold out, you will automatically be asked if you would like to be put on the wait-list.)  If you need assistance, please contact Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu.

Register in person: Fill out this form, print out, and bring to the Gift Shop of the McCraw Family Visitor Center (Wed-Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  Be sure to check camp availability before submitting registration in person.  Check individual camp availability on the “Youth” section of our event calendar.

If your camper will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact Sarah at sputman2@illinois.edu.


Jun 24 - 28 2024


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 24 - 28 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm