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Camp Little Giant Lillypads Day Camp


Monday, June 10, 2024    
8:30 am - 3:45 pm


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

Event Type

A day camp for children and youth ages 10 to 13 who need more attention than a traditional camp may offer

Join Camp Little Giant Lillypads Session 1 from June 10-14 or Session 2 from July 8-12.

Camp will run on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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

Lillypads is tailored to the special needs of children who struggle in social situations or need a little more attention than a traditional camp may offer. Campers with autism, generalized anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or social anxiety are welcome. Campers do not need a diagnosis to attend.

Camp Little Giant camper to staff ratio is four to one.

Lily Pads is not not a medical/treatment/therapy-based camp. It will focus on:

  • Helping campers build friendships
  • Nurturing social growth
  • Enjoying traditional camp activities

Campers will enjoy:

  • Small groups
  • Predictable environments
  • Swimming and boating
  • Environmental education
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports and games

Every week of camp will provide memorable opportunities for growth and fun!

To learn if the camp is a good fit for your child, see the Essential Eligibility Criteria and Inclusion Statement.

The cost per session is $750 per camper. For financial aid or more information, contact or (618) 453-1121.

To register, visit the Camp Little Giant website.