Today is the first full day of Camp Swift! For breakfast, the campers had delicious eggs, turkey bacon, hash browns, and fruit. After breakfast, campers returned to their cabins to get ready for Golden Broom. Golden Broom is a program that focuses on responsibility, teamwork, and goal-setting, where cabins compete to win the Golden Broom. In order to win, campers must work together to make their cabin as clean and organized as possible, while also showing creativity for the judges. As a bonus, it helps make sure that campers keep track of their belongings throughout camp.
Throughout camp, cabins participate in Shaboogie, a special Camp Swift program that teaches campers about the superpowers that are already inside them. Campers create their own superhero and participate in activities that showed campers how the superpowers they already have can help them achieve their goals in life. It is a program that campers love and often one of the most meaningful programs at Camp Swift.
While the campers were having fun all morning, staff members were busy preparing special cabin time programs like Water Olympics and Water Balloon Battleship. After a busy morning and lunch, campers had rest hour. Rest hour is a time when campers get to know each other and prepare for afternoon fun!
Throughout camp, campers get to go to a lake in Prescott and go canoeing! Groups will spend either a morning or an afternoon on the water, learning how to paddle and playing games. For many of our campers, this is the first time that they get to go canoeing, and an opportunity to build teamwork skills and their belief in themselves. The best part of canoeing is that campers build stronger relationships with their cabins! The oldest boys and girls and were out on the lake today.
The youngest unit had unit time in the afternoon, where they had Water Olympics! There were four events as part of the water Olympics, including water balloon toss, slip n’ slide, the frozen t-shirt game, and one top secret water sport!
For dinner, the campers will eat fajitas, except for middle unit. They get to eat under the stars at the overnight activity! Middle unit will gather around the fire pit for a dinner of grilled hot dog as well as veggies and s’mores bars.
The youngest unit’s night program is called The Riddler. It is a superhero themed program, which builds teamwork skills as well as problem solving skills. Youngest unit completes a series of riddles to save dessert from being taken by the Riddler! The oldest unit’s night program is called Infinity Stones, where campers work together to retrieve stones that represent the core values of Swift. Campers build relationships with their cabin through problem solving and believe in their own abilities more and more throughout the program. The campers even get to use their own superpowers to help collect the stones! As the first full day of camp wraps up, all campers and counselors are eager for what's to come tomorrow...the best day of camp for many...GRILLED CHEESE DAY! Don't forget to follow all the fun around lunch time tomorrow!
Thank you to guest author, John Owens, for this fantastic Day 2 recap! When John isn't writing stellar blog posts for the Grilled Cheese Gazette, you can most likely find him lending a helpful hand around Camp Swift. Thanks, John!
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