Camp Little Giant

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A Touch of Nature tradition since 1952

See the dates and descriptions for our different camp sessions below. 

Camp Little Giant offer participants an eye-opening view of their own capabilities and the belief that they can increase their confidence and independence. CLG is located on the shores of Little Grassy Lake, near the Shawnee National Forest, with access to an outdoor playground full of adventure!  Our philosophy is to allow campers to develop a "can do" attitude. Our focus is for the camper to be an independent as possible while still following routines and providing necessary assistance.

Camp Little Giant offers the opportunity for people with mental, physical, or cognitive disabilities to get in touch with nature in a safe yet exciting manner. Campers leave this camp with grins on their faces and heads full of wonderful memories.

To see a full description of our facilities and activities, click HERE.

Option 1:

Please fill out and submit all of the forms below to or mail to

                                        Camp Little Giant
                                        Touch of Nature Environmental Center
                                        SIU Mail Code 6888
                                        Carbondale, IL 62901.

Remember to include the camper health form and the appropriate assumption of risk form with your application.

2020 Camper Application

Camper Health Form

Assumption of Risk Form 

Option 2:

See the descriptions for our different camp sessions below.  You'll then register securely online for the session of your choice.  

Note:  Online registration allows you to electronically sign the Assumption of Risk.  Links to the Camper Application, Health and Physical forms will be sent to your e-mail address with your registration letter.  The clothing list will be attached.


          2020 CAMP OLYMPIA  

Camp Olympia campers and counselors

Camp Olympia is for adults 21 and up with high care needs, low mobility or using a wheelchair.

CAMP OLYMPIA I - June 7-12

          2019 CAMP TRADITIONS 

Camp Traditions Kristi and Erin

Camp Traditions is for adults 21 and up with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.  



CAMP TRADITIONS IV - June 28 - July 3

          2019 CAMP SHAWNEE 

Camp Shawnee Billy

Camp Shawnee is for youth ages 8-21 with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.

CAMP SHAWNEE I - July 12-17
CAMP SHAWNEE II - July 12-24

               2019 DYNA CAMP

Dyna Camp horseback riding

Dyna Camp is for youth ages 8-19 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

DYNA CAMP - July 26-Aug. 1