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Summer Camps Season at Touch of Nature

Summer Camps has been a tradition at Touch of Nature since the 50s when Dr. William Freeberg created one of the first camps of its kind for adults and children with disabilities. That camp is now called Camp Little Giant, and it offers an authentic camping experience for adults and children with various disabilities and abilities. Find out about and register for Camp Little Giant here.

Our EdVenture Camps offer a variety of exciting, educational and adventurous summer camps experiences for ages 7-15. Multi-camp and multi-camper discounts are available. Find out about and register for EdVenture Camps here.

Have a look at our summer camps brochure and sign up your camper for a summer to remember. 


Rocky Ledges 5k Run Postponed until May 5 Runners leaving the starting line at the Rocky Ledges 5K run

The Rocky Ledges 5K Run has been rescheduled Saturday May 5.  Notices have been sent out to all who have already been registered.  

You can still register online at Additional information and registration is also available by calling 618/453-1275 or emailing Or, stop by the Member Services Center at the Student Recreation Center

Camp B.E.T.A.hey ride durring camp B.E.T.A.

Registration for Camp B.E.T.A. is now open! Camp B.E.T.A. is an overnight camp for children ages 9 - 15 with type 1 diabetes. The camp is FREE to anyone who meets this criteria! 
Click here for more information about Camp B.E.T.A. 


Mountain Bike Trail Building Mountain Bike

Have you heard?  Touch of Nature is bringing brand-new mountain biking opportunities to Southern Illinois.  Our next Mountain Bike Trail Session takes place Saturday, April 21.  Visit our Multi-use trails page for more details.

Trail Stewardship DaysVolunteers working hard on our trail systems.

Groups and individuals are invited and encouraged to volunteer to help restore and expand Touch of Nature's expansive trail system through Trail Stewardship Days. Community Service, Saluki Volunteer Corps and Environmental Ambassador Award hours are available for SIU students. 

Click here to register for the trail stewardship volunteer opportunities. 


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