51st season as Part of Southern IL University, Camp Little Giant is located in the Shawnee National Forest along the shores of Little Grassy Lake. All paths, cabins, and facilities are wheelchair accessible
Assistance is based on a first-come/first-serve application basis. Amounts vary according to financial need.
1 Week Session
2 Week Session
High quality, diverse menu with ability to provide for special diets and preparations.
Camp runs one- and two-week session for campers ages 8-80 during June and July. Adult session are generally in June and Youth Camps are in July. We offer Swimming, Pontoon and Paddle Boating, Horseback Riding, Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Nature & Outdoor Educ., Expressive Arts, Dances, Campcraft, Hayrides, Dances, and special events. Fees range from $425 to $815 per week depending on levels of disabiltiy and staff ratio needed for personal care. our rnage is 1:1 to 4:1.
More About Camp
Established is 1953 and accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Little Giant was the first university-affiliated Camp in the USA specifically for people with disabilities. Camp Little Giant serves individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, abilites, and disabilities. Camp Staff are mostly college-age students majoring in human service fields like Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Education, Rehab Services, Special Ed, Social Work, Education, Nursing, and more. Staff-to-Camper ratios range from 1:1(minimum) to 1:4(maximum). A nurse is on site 24 hours a day when Camp is in session. Financial Aid is available on a first-come/first-serve applicaiton basis according to financial need.