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Camp Little Giant – Dynamic Duos Overnight Camp for Teens in Makanda


Sunday, July 16, 2023    
All Day


Touch of Nature Environmental Center
1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, IL

Event Type

An overnight camp for teens with developmental, cognitive or physical disabilities and their college/adult aged peers

Camp Little Giant Dynamic Duos Session 1 will run from July 16 to 21.

The camp is located on the shores of Little Grassy Lake near the Shawnee National Forest.

A camp “buddy” will be paired with your camper.  The buddy will be a bunk mate, meal mate and will provide special attention and a helping hand throughout the week.

Campers will have fun participating side-by-side in traditional summer camp activities that include:

  • Hiking and rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking and fishing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Team building activities

This camp may be a good fit for  your camper if:

  • They would benefit from an inclusive environment supporting independence, building a community, being empowered physically and emotionally, and having fun.
  • They have cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida or other disability limiting participation in a large traditional camp.
  • They enjoy companionship with a 1:1 camp buddy.

This camp is not a medical/treatment/therapy-based camp. Dynamic Duos campers should have the skills to handle handle the sleep-away-from-home aspects of the camp program and taking care of their own person al needs with prompting when needed.

See the Dynamic Duos essential eligibility criteria (EEC) for more details. If a camper has a caregiver that will provide services allowing camper to meet EEC, they may be considered for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

The cost is $1,250 per camper. For financial aid or more information, contact or (618) 453-1121.

For more information and to register, visit the Camp Little Giant website.