Throughout camp, cabins participate in Shaboogie, a special Camp Swift program that teaches campers about special values. This summer we are focusing on the path to potential and how goal setting skills can help get us to where we want to go. We discussed S.M.A.R.T.Y. goals. This means that goals should be Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, Time-bound, and know your WHY. Each camper created a S.M.A.R.T.Y goal for themselves to try and help them reach their full potential.
The morning was action-packed with so many fun activities for all of our campers. The youngest unit spent time in the barn practicing their goal setting as they climbed the rock wall and also explored their creativity through our art program. Middle unit had a blast playing sports like soccer and our camp favorite, gaga! Oldest unit had an adventure while they canoed the lake and went for an exciting hike.
After the excitement of our first full morning, campers had a scrumptious lunch of homemade pizza. Most campers made healthy choices by taking a visit to the salad bar and the crowd favorite, fruit bowl. Once lunch had concluded, campers were encouraged to take a little break before their busy afternoon was underway. In the afternoon youngest unit went to the ropes course where they worked on their teamwork skills as they tackled difficult challenges by communicating and working together. Middle unit was experience "cabin time", an hour where they were able to decide as a cabin the activity that they would participate in. Oldest experienced some of our favorite camp activities like swimming.
For dinner, the campers will eat tacos, 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. All in all, our first full day of camp was a wonderful way to kick off our week at camp!
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