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How Sweet It Is – Winter Mini Camp

January 14 @ 10:00 am - January 15 @ 5:00 pm

Touch of Nature presents How Sweet It is, a winter mini camp. Children ages 7-12 have the chance to learn about trees, aquatic systems, reptiles, and maple syrup production! Campers may additionally enjoy games, crafts, campfire, and participatory music.

Pricing goes as follows:

Overnight – $70

Past Eco Campers – $60

1 Day Campers – $40

Additional Siblings – $10 off

Register securely online at ton.siu.edu. Call 618.453.1121 or email [email protected] for additional information.

For disability accomodations call 618.453.5738.


January 14 @ 10:00 am
January 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Touch of Nature
1206 Touch of Nature Road
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
Event Description: Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature will be hosting Green Dawgs’ Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Students are welcome to join everyone at Touch of Nature for an immersive experience in nature while they learn about recreational and environmental opportunities on campus thanks to funding from the SIU Green Fund. This event is free for SIU students and community members. Students will have the opportunity to network with professionals for internships and volunteer opportunities at SIU as well as with various locations across the region. Touch of Nature will also have free activities for students including canoeing, hiking, zip lining, rock climbing, and more! Free shuttle service will be provided for anyone interested in Green Dawgs' Day. Shuttle service will be available from the SIU Student Center to Touch of Nature every hour beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m., excluding 11:45 a.m. Returning shuttles will also be available to take students back to the Student Center every hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m., excluding 11:30 a.m. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Project WILD wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and students. Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Anyone is welcome to join in on the program for a small fee of $25, register online at ton.siu.edu.
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