What started off as an after school program turned into something much bigger than expected. As a child, I failed to imagine the impact that Camp Swift would have in my adult life. Since I was eight, Swift Youth Foundation embedded in me the ability to learn to love myself and others, understand the concept of a goal, and most importantly, I learned that if I worked hard enough I could accomplish anything that I set my mind to.
“3...2…1, blastoff!!!” It's the sound of the “Middle Boys Cabin” screaming as I launch their bottle rocket into the air, sending the baking soda and vinegar mixture into my eyes and all over my clothes. Their counselor, a high school student, standing in the other side of the field, sprints to position a hula hoop so the bottle falls through it. The boys are impressed. “Gooooooaaal!” they scream and jump around, high fiving each other.
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