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Therapeutic Recreation and Camp Little Giant - Creating memories and smiles since 1952.
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Eclipse On August 21, 2017, Southern Illinois will become the eclipse crossroads of America.  SIU's Touch of Nature is right in its path as well and we offer all sorts of unique opportunities to experience it in our pristine natural setting. 

Find out more information regarding lodging and eclipse-related activities on our 2017 Eclipse Page.  


Mountain BikeHave you heard?  Touch of Nature is bringing brand-new mountain biking opportunities to Southern Illinois.  Visit our Trails page for more details. 

With four overnight camps and seven day camps, we have plenty of activities during our EdVenture Camps.  We also have convenient payment plans and discounts available.  Visit our EdVenture Camp page here for more information and to register.

Offering lifetime memories and experiences for campers with abilities and disabilities since 1952.  Camp Little Giant activities include swimming, boating, fishing, sports and games, arts and crafts, dances, talent shows, nature activities, music, hayrides, horseback riding and a whole lot more.  Convenient payment options are available for all sessions. Visit our Camp Little Giant page here for more information and to register your camper.  

Mark Oct. 14-15 on your calendar for Camp BETA. This is a new camp for children ages 8-14 with diabetes, brought to you by our community partner Southern Illinos Healthcare.  Children will enjoy an authentic overnight camp experience while parents will learn about diabetes through breakout sessions and seminars.  Details coming soon.  

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