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2019 EdVenture Camps Registration is Now Open!

Touch of Nature is offering an early bird discount through March 15.  Register now and receive $40 off of our Adventures Underway Overnight Camp and $30 of of all Day Camps.  See the camp descriptions below, then make your selection(s).  

Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers a variety of exciting, educational, and adventurous summer camps or as we call them EdVenture Camps.  They fall into the three categories below:

  • Eco Day Camps - Ages 7-10
  • Explorer Camps – Ages 10-13
  • Voyageur Camps – Ages 13-15 

Discounts available on EdVenture Camps:

  • Multi-Camp discount: Register for ANY three or more camps and receive a 10 percent discount off the third and additional registration fees.
  • Multi-camper discount: Register ANY two campers and receive a 10 percent discount of the second and additional registration fees
  • Touch of Nature members at Three-Year Level ($150) or above receive a 10 percent discount on each camp.

Contact our office for credit information or questions at 618/453-1121 or tonec@siu.edu.

Have a look at the descriptions below then...

Register for 2019 EdVenture Camp(s)

Eco Camps (Ages 7-10)

Youth in the Wild Day Camp
June 10-14     $230

Have you always wondered what it’s like to explore the wild like your pal Bigfoot? Come to Youth in the Wild Day Camp and learn land stewardship skills for beginners. Touch of Nature’s experienced staff will help campers gain knowledge and experience in activities such as land navigation, creek exploration, shelter building, mammoth hunting and much more!  Campers will get the opportunity to try something new by zooming down our zip-line, exploring the Shawnee National Forest, making new friends and more! 

X-Treme Kids Day Camp (Session 1)
June 17-21     $230

X-Treme Kids Day Camp is the best way to get out and enjoy the wilderness. The fun never stops with each day full of exciting activities: hiking, paddleboat rides, nature art, ziplining, rock climbing and more! Campers will be able to bring the memories they made at camp home with a souvenir T-shirt! Get ready to get outside, have adventures and make new friends!

Aqua Adventures Day Camp 
June 24-28     $230

The fun never stops at Touch of Nature’s Aqua Adventures Day Camp. Campers will learn how to protect our most important natural resource by exploring the Little Grassy Lake watershed. While exploring the lake, campers will learn how to canoe by paddling to Touch of Nature’s Rocky Ledges! Campers will participate in water-based games, learn about aquatic animals, get the thrill of riding a zipline, and take a ride on a pontoon boat. Each camper will be able to keep camp memories throughout the year by wearing their summer camp T-shirt and using their reusable Aqua Adventures water bottle.

X-Treme Kids Day Camp (Session 2)
July 8-12     $230

X-Treme Kids Day Camp is the best way to get out and enjoy the wilderness. The fun never stops with each day full of exciting activities: hiking, paddleboat rides, nature art, ziplining, rock climbing and more! Campers will be able to bring the memories they made at camp home with a souvenir T-shirt! Get ready to get outside, have adventures and make new friends!

 

 

Explorers (Ages 10-13)

Wild Outdoor Week (W.O.W.) Day Camp
June 10-14     $275

Wild Outdoor Week (WOW!) day camp is the wildest way to spend summer days in Southern Illinois. Come join us for swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, ziplining and on our high ropes course! Your days will be jam-packed with all of that, plus learning survival skills and tie-dying your own souvenir T-shirt. 

Adventures Underway Overnight Camp
June 17-21     $450

Experience a week of adventure at Touch of Nature. Your first night will be spent at Touch of Nature and then you head to Missouri to experience why they call it the “Show Me State.”  Your days will be spent hiking, swimming, backpacking and so much more. We will explore multiple State Parks including Elephant Rocks, Johnson Shut-Ins, Hawn, and even climb to Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest natural point in Missouri. While your adventures are underway, enjoy some classic camp traditions including roasting marshmallows over the fire, sleeping under the stars, and making life-long friends.

Adventures Underway is limited to 12 participants.

 

Voyageurs (Ages 13-15)

Southern Adventures Day Camp
June 24-28     $350 (*$380)

At Southern Adventures Day Camp, campers get to explore the hidden gems of Southern Illinois. Spend your days going on new adventures by hiking through forests, climbing sandstone bluffs and exploring swamps. The places you’ll explore include Jackson Falls, Bell Smith Springs, Heron Pond, Cache River and Garden of the Gods.  Along the way, your campers will be trained in a Leave No Trace Awareness workshop.

*If you want an even bigger challenge, Southern Adventures Day Camp will offer an optional overnight experience on Thursday, June 27 for an additional $30. Overnight pricing includes overnight supervision, all gear, Thursday night dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch.

Southern Adventures is limited to 14 participants.