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Touch of Nature Celebrates the Special Olympics

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2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics.  It was    the fulfillment of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's dream in helping those with disabilities live a more normal life through participation in sports.  

What you may not know is Mrs. Shriver's vision coincided with the pioneering work in therapeutic recreation conducted in the early 1950's by Dr. William Freeberg at what eventually would become Touch of Nature. 

Please mark your calendar for Friday, April 6 as Touch of Nature holds a daylong celebration of this historic milestone as the site for the kickoff of the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration


All of our 2018 Summer Camps are open for registration.  



Girl waving at pancake breakfastOur fun winter family festival, the Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast is Feb. 24-25.  Register you and your family now for the Pancake Breakfast.  

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


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