As our admin staff met on night 3 of camp, we marveled at the fact that the air around Camp Swift felt even more alive and energized today than yesterday! Our Oldest Unit played a game of “Capture the Flag” across all of Camp, cabins went canoeing and hiking at a beautiful lake, and everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch of Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
In the middle of lunch, the Support Staff and Counselors surprised the Swift community with a flash mob! The Campers even got to join in at the end.
After a day full of fun activities, our Support Staff prepared Night Programs for each unit; Decathlon for Oldest Unit, College Visit for Middle Unit, and the Overnight for Youngest Unit. Each Unit has the opportunity to experience each Night Program before the end of camp.
College is fun, but it takes a lot of hard work! In the Decathlon Night Program, cabins get to learn about what it takes to not only make it to college, but to succeed when they are there. It might be hard to manage time, keep their room clean, and finish their homework, but after the Decathlon night program, Campers are on their way to excel!
The theme of Camp Swift this summer is College, and each Cabin is assigned a University. From University of Washington to Tulane University, Campers are learning about how unique each college is. At the College Visit program, Campers get to create a “promo video” for their Cabin’s school based on facts their counselors share with them. Did you know that the UCLA mascot is the Bruin, or the University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa?! Our Campers are having so much fun learning about college, and what it takes to get there.
Even a bit of rain couldn’t keep our youngest campers from enjoying their overnight. After a delicious cookout dinner, the cabins sang and cheered while they made delicious s’mores.
It’s hard to believe we only have one more full day of Camp left…
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