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Therapeutic Recreation and Camp Little Giant - Creating memories and smiles since 1952.
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Adventure Education - Rock climbing, team building, zip lining and more.

2019 Summer Camp Registration is now open!

Summer Camps Season at Touch of Nature 

Summer Camps has been a tradition at Touch of Nature since the 50's 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 brochure below and register your campers.  


Paddle for Patriots

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Veteran Adventures Coordinator Greg Nejmanowski is paddling the entire length of the Mississippi River in support of our Veteran Adventures Program.  Find out more information and help support Greg's incredible journey here.  

2019 EdVenture Camps

 EdVenture Camps

Our 2019 EdVenture Camps are filling up fast.  Don't let your camper miss out on a a summer of education and adventure.  For details and registration, visit our EdVenture Camps Page.

Camp Little Giant registration is open!

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Camp Little Giant offer participants with disabilities and various abilities an eye-opening view of their own capabilities and the belief that they can increase their confidence and independence. Register for Camp Little Giant here.   

2019 Camp BETA

2019 Camp BETA

Registration for Camp BETA 2019 is now open! A special thanks to our community partner Southern Illinois Healthcare who helps make this authentic overnight camping experience possible for children ages 9-15. Click here to register.  

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Park Project and Trail Building Tuesdays in June

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