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Camp Little Giant on Hiatus for 2022

Unfortunately, we will not be holding Camp Little Giant this year, but hope to bring it back in 2023 bigger and better than ever. The press release below gives you some ideas of our planning. We look forward to seeing our campers next year and beyond as we fine-tune the Camp Little Giant experience.

Camp Little Giant Press Release

Camp Little Giant

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

Contact us at 618-453-1121 or for questions or information.

Who does Camp Little Giant serve?

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

We serve individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, musculoskeletal impairments, neurological impairments, neuromuscular impairments, and sensory disorders. 

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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


  • Adaptive Sports
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beachfront Activities
  • Boating
  • Climbing
  • Drumming
  • Evening Leisure Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor/Education
  • Standup Paddleboarding

*Activities vary according to camping programs.

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

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