Main Content

Maple Syrup Festival


Touch of Nature is committed to offering our participants a safe, fun, and enjoyable experience.  To view SIUC’s Coronavirus policy, please visit

Upcoming Events 

Little Grassy Get Down Music Festival

October 7-9

The Haunted Hollow
October 23



Touch of Nature hosts experiential education programs, ranging from outdoor education and youth focused workshops to veteran adventures. These programs utilize the many natural resources located here in beautiful Southern Illinois.

Camps - Camp Little Giant

Camps and Retreats

Touch of Nature offers a variety of exciting, educational, and adventurous summer camps, including outdoor adventure camps and Camp Little Giant, offering a great way to mix education, fun and an appreciation of nature.

TON Trails

Veteran Adventures

TON Trails includes 10 miles of multi-use trails for bikers, hikers, and runners. Click here for trail information or check our Facebook page for trail open/close status and updates.

Base Camp


Base Camp offers a variety of equipment available to rent for your next outdoor adventure, regardless of whether it's for a day or several weeks.

Rentals open to SIU students, faculty, staff, and the community. 

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Touch of Nature offers Leave No Trace trainings, including Master Educator courses, Trainer courses, and awareness workshops, teaching ethical outdoor conservation. 

Sign up for our e-newsletter!

Keep up to date with everything going on at Touch of Nature. Get in Touch with us here

Become a member!

Enjoy exclusive discounts and members-only events at Touch of Nature by becoming a member of Touch of Nature.  Already a member? Consider making a donation to a specific program or volunteering at our next event!

Let us host your next event!

We offer several hospitality services, including outdoor spaces, indoor facilities, lodging, dining and custom activities for your next event, meeting and conference. 

Fill out our program inquiry form