Camps and Retreats
Summer Camps at Touch of Nature
Touch of Nature Environmental Center, located near the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, offers a variety of exciting, educational, and adventurous summer camps, or as we call them EdVenture Camps. What better way to mix education, fun and an appreciation of the natural world around us.
Camp Little Giant has been offering lifetime memories and experiences since 1952 and is one of the first residential camps of its kind in the nation to offer camping opportunities for people with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
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Children and youth ages 7-15 will enjoy a week-long adventure during our EdVenture Camps. EdVenture Camps includes both day camps and overnight camps. Each day is filled with an adventure and a learning experience. Activities range from exploring the Shawnee National Forest, canoeing and kayaking on Little Grassy Lake, rock climbing, nature hikes, zooming down our zip line and much more.
Camp Little Giant is a 1 to 2 week long residential camp for children and adults ages 8 to 88 serving individuals with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. It offers campers an authentic overnight camping experience and is designed to meet the needs of everyone! Activities include: swimming, boating, horseback riding, nature quests, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more.
For questions, contact Vicki Lang-Mendenhall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp BETA is an overnight camp for youth ages 9-15 with Type 1 diabetes. The Camp is well supervised by both medical professionals and our camp counselors. Activities for campers include hiking, fishing, arts and crafts,
Registration for Camp BETA 2019 is now open.
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Our overnight winter mini-camp is generally during Mid-February for children 7-12. . Campers learn about trees, maple syrup production. winter birds, animal tracks and more. Games, arts and crafts, a campfire, participatory music and more will make this a great overnight camping experience.
The Camp Little Giant tradition continues into the fall with the Traditions Respite Camp. Adults with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities will enjoy an authentic overnight camp experience. Respite Camps are for adults ages 18 to 88. Activities include arts and crafts, sports and games, beachfront activities, boating, dancing, a hayride, a campfire and much more.