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Camp Little Giant 2023

After our hiatus, Camp Little Giant will be returning in 2023! We couldn't be more excited to be back and offer better camps than ever before.

Guardian Camper Guidebook

For more information about your campers experience with us, please check out this guardian-camper guidebook.


Camp Little Giant

Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center
SIU Mail Code 6888
Carbondale, IL 62901

For more information about Touch of Nature’s Inclusive Recreation Program, contact us at 618-453-1121 or

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Who does Camp Little Giant serve?

Camp Little Giant provides opportunities for youth and adults of all abilities to experience an authentic camp experience.

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Camp Little Giant offers camperships for campers with financial needs.

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About Camp Little Giant

Camp Little Giant has served campers with disabilities since 1952. It was the first camp of its kind in the nation, the first camp accredited by the American Camp Association, and ultimately paved the way for the Special Olympics.


  • Medical Center
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Rustic Cabins
  • 2 accessible shower and restroom facilities
  • Paved nature trail
  • Accessible beach on Little Grassy Lake
  • Outdoor amphitheater overlooking Little Grassy Lake
  • Pavilions and activity spaces
  • Accessible boat dock


  • Adaptive Sports
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Climbing
  • Evening Leisure Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Ropes Course
  • Rock Climbing
  • Team Building
  • Fishing

*Activities vary according to camping programs.