Welcome to Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center!
We had summer packed with camps, retreats, and the love of doing any and everything outdoors! A great big thanks goes out to our many campers, summer camp staff, and our SIU students for a great summer!
We have some great community programs coming up this fall-don't miss out, please click the links to the right for more information.
Please help us welcome our new staff members: Brian Croft-TON Director, Nicole Gray - Hospitality Services, and Katrina Medernach-Program Coordinator Campus Outdoor Programs
One lingering camper thought -"Met strangers, left with friends!" -author unknown
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.
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.
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.
Touch of Nature offers Leave No Trace trainings, including Master Educator courses, Trainer courses, and awareness workshops, teaching ethical outdoor conservation.
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