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2024 EDventure Camps

Registration for the 2024 EDventure Camps is now open! For more information or if you have any questions, please call 618-453-1121 or email ton@siu.edu.

In addition to registering for camp, Touch of Nature has add-on option for EDventure Camps. These add-ons include the following:

  • Pick Up and Drop Off at the SIU Arena - $20
  • Camp T-Shirt - $12.50

Thank you for considering Touch of Nature EDventure Camp! We're a summer day camp situated by Little Grassy Lake in Makanda, IL, providing a mix of traditional outdoor education, free-play, and adventure activities. At EDventure Camp, our focus is on fostering a sense of belonging, usefulness, optimism, and competence among campers. During their time with us, we guide them in making positive behavioral choices, expanding their comfort zones, valuing citizenship and stewardship, and cultivating respect for themselves, others, and the environment.

Geared towards children ages 5-10, our camp aims to create a safe, positive, healthy, and enjoyable environment through various outdoor education and character-building experiences. Campers are organized into small groups based on their age, ensuring a well-rounded experience each week. From swimming and environmental education to boating, sports, games, outdoor education, and arts and crafts, every week promises memorable opportunities for growth and fun.

Ultimately, Touch of Nature's mission is to enhance the lives of all people through outdoor experiences. At EDventure Camp, we actively pursue this mission by facilitating group processes and shared outdoor experiences. Our overarching goal is to provide an environment where campers can have fun, acquire new skills, take social risks in a secure setting, and develop greater confidence as young individuals.


2024 Summer Camp Wishlist

Want to help support our 2024 camps? Check out our wishlist! Items may be ordered and shipped to Touch of Nature, or can be purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Touch of Nature during business hours, 8:30-4:30 M-F.