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Earth Day Workshop

$5

with Ryan Pankau

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at Allerton Park!

Join Illinois Extension Educator, Ryan Pankau, for a short hike exploring the specular woodland habitat at Allerton Park.  Ryan will show you a beautiful collection of blooming wildflowers and talk about the rare and pristine environment needed to support such thriving populations of sensitive native wildflowers. He will also cover some of the biggest threats to forest habitat in Illinois, such as non-native invasive species, and send you home with practical ways you can help preserve these unique ecosystems.

Continue the Earth Day celebration by making a wildflower seed bomb with 4-H Extension Program Coordinator Anne Reinbold and Allerton’s Visitor Center Coordinator Sarah Putman.  Please wear weather appropriate attire that you don’t mind getting dirty.

$5/person, children 5 and under are free. Space is limited.  All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu.

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Family Movie Night

$5

with Sarah Putman

Calendar Apr 26, 2024 at 7 pm

Come on out to Allerton for a movie, games, karaoke and snacks at a Family Movie Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Music Barn.

Wear your favorite PJ’s and BYOBlanket and lawn chair to watch “High School Musical.” Each participant will receive a ticket at entry for popcorn, a movie theater boxed candy, and a soda or water.  A cash concession for additional drinks and snacks will be available.

Icebreaker games will start the night and after the movie, there will be karaoke.

$5/person. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in the event, please email Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu at the time of registration.

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Amazing Allerton Race: All-Ages
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Amazing Allerton Race: All-Ages

$10
Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 10 am

Allerton Park is hosting its first ever Amazing Allerton Race!  Like in the popular TV show, racers will work together in groups of 2 or 4 to “travel” all over the park, solving clues, completing challenges, and racing other teams to be the top finisher.  You’ll need your Allerton knowledge, some puzzle solving skills, and even quicker feet, because you won’t be allowed to use your personal devices to help you win!

This All-Ages race is open to a group or family of 2 or 4 people of any age.  The race will have a winner and second place for 2-person teams, plus winner and second place for 4-person teams.  The race will begin at 10am on the Gatehouse Lawn.

$10/person, children 9 and under are free.  Registration deadline is April 12th.  Space is limited.  If you think you have what it takes to win the Amazing Allerton Race: All-Ages, sign up today!

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu.

Public Mansion Tour 5/5

$10

with Tour Guide

Calendar May 5, 2024 at 2 pm

Have you ever wandered around Allerton Park and wondered what the inside of the historic mansion looks like?  Would you like to hear more about the unique history of Robert Allerton and the creation of his estate?  Register for one of our Public Mansion Tours held each month!

Mansion tours start at 2pm and begin in the Gallery of the Mansion.  Tours typically last between 45 and 60 minutes.

$10/person, ages 5 and under are free

Space is limited and tours typically sell out.

(NOTE: If tickets are sold out and you need additional children’s tickets, email Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu.)

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email Sarah Putman at sputman2@illinois.edu.

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Camp Lost Garden - Summer Camp

$350
Calendar Jun 27, 2024

Ready to be a kid again?! Camp Lost Garden might just be the place for you! Disconnect for a weekend and take time for good old-fashioned fun, relaxation, and adventure!

Campers will enjoy classic camp activities like arts and crafts, group games/races, campfires (with stories and s’mores!), nature hikes, and more! In some cases, these kid-inspired activities come with an adult twist (e.g., bloody mary bar, cocktail crafting workshop, “boots and brews” hike, etc.)

Grab your gear and get ready for a packed weekend of fun! Whether you are an organization looking to boost team morale, a group of friends who want a good time, or an individual interested in meeting new people while finding time for self-reflection, there is something for all to enjoy!

We wouldn’t be a real summer camp without some ground rules! Be sure to check them out here.

PRE-REGISTRATION will be open February 1 - March 15. Campers are able to secure their spot with a non-refundable deposit of $175 during this time. The remaining balance will be due one month prior to camp arrival. After March 15, camp fees will be due in full at the time of registration.

$350/camper. All sales are final.
Registration includes all activities, meals, snacks, and drinks.

Overnight accommodations must be purchased separately:

— Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of $80/night + tax. Please call us at 217-333-3287 to make your reservation.

— Tent camping is available on the Bowling Lawn adjacent to the Mansion. Communal showers will be available on the third floor of the Mansion. You can sign up for a primitive tent camping spot ($50) as an add-on when registering for camp.

Interested in being a camp counselor? Fill-out an application here.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email jmgiffor@illinois.edu.

Camp Lost Garden - Fall Camp

$350
Calendar Oct 17, 2024

Ready to be a kid again?! Camp Lost Garden might just be the place for you! Disconnect for a weekend and take time for good old-fashioned fun, relaxation, and adventure!

Campers will enjoy classic camp activities like arts and crafts, group games/races, campfires (with stories and s’mores!), nature hikes, and more! In some cases, these kid-inspired activities come with an adult twist (e.g., bloody mary bar, cocktail crafting workshop, “boots and brews” hike, etc.)

Grab your gear and get ready for a packed weekend of fun! Whether you are an organization looking to boost team morale, a group of friends who want a good time, or an individual interested in meeting new people while finding time for self-reflection, there is something for all to enjoy!

We wouldn’t be a real summer camp without some ground rules! Be sure to check them out here.

PRE-REGISTRATION will be open February 1 - March 15. Campers are able to secure their spot with a non-refundable deposit of $175 during this time. The remaining balance will be due one month prior to camp arrival. After March 15, camp fees will be due in full at the time of registration.

$350/camper. All sales are final.
Registration includes all activities, meals, snacks, and drinks.

Overnight accommodations must be purchased separately:

— Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of $80/night + tax. Please call us at 217-333-3287 to make your reservation.

— Tent camping is available on the Bowling Lawn adjacent to the Mansion. Communal showers will be available on the third floor of the Mansion. You can sign up for a primitive tent camping spot ($50) as an add-on when registering for camp.

Interested in being a camp counselor? Fill-out an application here.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email jmgiffor@illinois.edu.





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