The end of Camp Swift-Session 2 started with the last tasty meal at camp that will help fuel our camper's superpowers to total team and clean camp one last time. Once done cleaning their area, campers and counselors headed back up to their cabins to finish packing and getting ready for the exciting bus ride home.
All throughout the "best week ever", campers and counselors focused on so many of their different superhero skills like problem-solving and character building. Through all the programs that fill up their day, each cabin was able to learn new skills and improve upon old ones, but all while having fun.
From canoeing to ropes, campers learned how to better work as a team by utilizing newly made friendships. Especially through Shaboogie, the campers sought out opportunities to find their own superhero personality traits, so they can better grow into the amazing superhero that they want to be in the future.
One of the last activities that both campers and counselors participated in were the Camp Swift surveys. These surveys measure the influence of Camp Swift in key areas for both campers and counselors. For the campers, Swift surveys teamwork, perceived competence, responsibility, problem-solving confidence, and friendship skills. For the counselors, Swift surveys problem-solving confidence, family citizenship behavior, friendship skills, interest in exploration, teamwork, and responsibility. All of these key focus areas are life skills that can begin at Camp Swift but are also continually cultivated throughout the year through positive programs like Swift After School and Swift Saturday. In addition to continually developing our superhero powers we focused on at Camp Swift, these out-of-school programs are a great way to stay connected to all of our fellow superheroes.
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This edition of the Grilled Cheese Gazette was brought to you by Teanna Pilkinton, our summer intern who was a former camper who has returned for the past three years as a counselor for Camp Swift. Teanna also participates throughout the year by further developing her leadership skills through the Team Swift program. Teanna enjoys connecting with her campers all year during Swift After School and Swift Saturdays.
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