The Youngest Unit boys explored Lake Watson in canoes while the youngest girls continued to utilize their friendship skills while playing in the pool. They played games such as Red Light, Green Light, Sharks and Minnows and Torpedo. The Middle Unit developed confidence in their problem solving skills in Science where they built a device to move a ping pong ball from one container to another without using their hands. The Oldest Unit built their perceived competence or belief that “I can succeed,” by climbing one of our 6 rock walls. Even though some of the rock walls were difficult, each camper cheered on their cabin mates and many campers were able to ring the bell to signal that they had climbed the entire wall. Right before lunch, the campers had Camper’s Choice, where they made independent decisions and choose whether they wanted to climb the rock wall, create art projects, play tennis, or practice mindfulness via yoga.
For lunch, the campers enjoyed a wonderful meal of pizza, salad and fruit. After lunch, the campers and counselors took responsibility for their own health by taking naps. The Youngest Unit had the chance to cook superhero smoothies with superfoods and practiced working as a team on the ropes course, where they completed trust falls and used creative problem solving skills to accomplish a collective goal. The Middle Unit created their own superheroes in Shaboogie, where they learned what sort of traits superheroes have and how we can use those same traits in our own lives. The Oldest Unit spent the afternoon bonding as an entire unit and participating in Water Olympics! The Water Olympics consisted of a water balloon toss, hole in the bucket relay, and drip-drip-wet. The Oldest Unit had an amazing time.
Did you know that each unit at camp (oldest, middle and youngest) has a Unit Head? These adult volunteers are support staff that apply to take on special responsibilities during Camp Swift to help ensure a great experience for our campers and counselors.
We ended a jam-packed day with a wonderful dinner. The oldest program got to participate in “The Riddler” night program where they saved dessert by using their friendship skills and working together as a team. All in all, Day 3 was a wonderful day at Camp Swift! Get ready for another amazing day tomorrow as we gear up for Grilled Cheese Day as well as the last full day of camp!
Traveling all the way from Nevada to be a part of the magic of Camp Swift, our guest blogger is a long-time Swift supporter and volunteer who L.O.V.E.S. grilled cheese! Thank you to Grant Frailich for writing this creative look into the first day of Camp Swift.
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