After breakfast, campers went back to their cabin to prepare for the daily competition of Golden Broom. The Golden Broom program is a positive method to encourage camper responsibility over their personal space and belongings. The Golden Broom winners receive an extra special otter pop surprise after lunch!
For lunch we were joined by Camp Swift's favorite superheroes, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup! Grilled Cheese brought the power of calcium and protein to the table while Tomato Soup shared the power of Vitamin C. Our superheroes welcomed the campers to lunch in cheer while the whole camp joined in colors of orange and red. After lunch, cabins went off to rest hour and youngest girls and middle boys went to the lake for canoeing. Canoeing isn’t the only opportunity campers have that they might not get in the city. Oldest girls had the chance to head up to the ropes course for team building activities such as a trust fall and walking across a tightrope.
Our afternoon was just as action-packed as our morning! The Oldest Unit got to play GaGa, a classic Camp Swift game. They also got the chance to conquer the rock wall, improving their perceived competence and belief that they can accomplish any task they set their mind to. The Middle Unit got to participate in tons of sports activities. During these activities, they showed responsibility by creating rules for their games and holding themselves accountable to these rules. They also got to work together as a team and had a great time. The Youngest Unit had cabin time, where they got to choose their own activity to participate in. Cabin time helps build friendship skills and campers get to practice their independence as they make choices about what activities they want to participate in.
Our last full day at Camp Swift concluded with a nutritious family-style dinner. The support staff spent the afternoon turning the lodge into Camp Swift superhero city with super hero decorations and staff in superhero costumes serving dinner. After dinner, the entire barn was transformed into a super hero carnival. Campers were able to play games and dance to music while enjoying their last evening at camp. We ended the evening with a beautiful slideshow which highlighted each cabin’s amazing memories at Camp Swift!
Thank you to Hillary Lorsch, Support Staff extraordinaire and featured author of this "fresh-off-the-grill" Grilled Cheese Gazette blog post!
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