Touch of Nature's Therapeutic Recreation Program provides recreational opportunities to individuals experiencing physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities including, but not limited to, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, autism and traumatic brain injuries. The Therapeutic Recreation was made possible by the innovations of Dr. William “Bill” Freeberg. Freeberg was one of the founders of the Special Olympics and in 1952 started the first ever outdoor camp for people with disabilities, Camp Little Giant.
Touch of Nature’s Camp 2 facilities are wheelchair accessible. Our counselors and facilitators do their utmost to ensure an adventure filled with experiences leaving lasting impressions and wonderful memories.
Participating in exciting outdoor activities, meeting interesting new people, and exploring the world is what an adventure with Touch of Nature Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) is all about. Each program is a unique experience, combining the place, the season and participants in your group.
Be prepared to step out of your normal routine and enter a world where time is measured by the sun and the movement governed by wind and weather.
Camp Little Giant offers summer residential and day camp opportunities for adults and children with cognitive, physical or developmental disabilities. We focus on providing a safe environment for campers to experience personal growth and enrichment.
Outside of the summer fun of Camp Little Giant, Touch of Nature offers opportunities throughout the calendar year for people with disabilities. In the fall we host a Traditions Respite Camp, an overnight camp where new and old friends get together for some fun. For more information, contact Vicki Lang at 618-453-3950 or email@example.com.
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.
Click here to register.