Quick Info for Parents

Mailing address

Citizen’s Name
American Legion Illinois Boys State
Boys State City and County (if known)
Lawson Hall
2151 4th Street
Charleston, IL 61920-4063

In person visits

Due to the intense schedule of the program, there is little time for family visits during the week. If parents wish visit, Thursday afternoon is the most appropriate time. If they arrive at this time, they will be able to attend the formal retreat ceremony at 6:00 pm and attend that evening’s assembly held in Lantz Arena.

Phone calls

Students are allowed to use their cell phones for personal calls during times that do not impact the operation of the program. Generally, students are more available in the afternoon and after 9:00 PM. Parents are encouraged to wait for the student to call home when time permits.