Welcome Plaza Project

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artistic rendering of the welcome and memorial plaza
With the help of your generous contribution this is what the welcome and memorial plaza will soon look like.

The Welcome Plaza will be located at the main entrance into Camp 2 after leaving the upper parking lot and will serve Touch of Nature in a number of ways:

  • Act as a welcome area for groups and campers when they arrive.
  • Become a continuously growing memorial plaza to celebrate loved ones.
  • Provide historical and educational information for our guests.
  • Provide a space for guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Like so many projects at Touch of Nature, the Laborers' International Union (LiUNA) continues to support the programs, camps, and events at Touch of Nature on an annual basis and we are proud to call them a Community Partner. LiUNA staff and apprentices will work to build this new project.

Show your support for Touch of Nature and this project.  Purchase an engraved brick or paver to be placed in the plaza. Below you will find the specifics of each type of brick you can buy.

ground paver brick

The ground paver is 15-inches square. Purchasing the ground paver will entitle you to three lines of text with up to 13 characters per line.

Click here to download the fillable PDF and indicate which brick you would like to purchase and what text you would like engraved. Once completed, email the finished form to tonec@siu.edu 

Download the form to purchase your brick engraving