Camp Swift Day 2 was even better than Camp Swift Day 1! Today campers learned all the Swift cheers and have been singing them all day! The oldest unit got to go canoeing, middle unit got to play in the pool and the youngest unit got to make and race their own Mario Karts.
One of the cabins went crawdading and named their new pets after their favorite fast food restaurants, another cabin saw an entire heard on deer, which was a first for many of the campers.
We cannot wait for tomorrow, we have BIG plans!
YBB - arguably the best dressed unit!
Campers finally made it to camp! After a long truck up thanks to holiday weekend traffic the kids made it just in time for lunch! After lunch they got to shop at Keppies and decorate their cabins.
Better late than never… We are finally coming down from the high of Camp Swift and wanted to share all the fun and life-long memories we made on our last few days at Camp Swift. Thankfully day 4 had less rain than the rest of our time up north which allowed for so much fun at the ropes course, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, and so much more!
We had the pleasure of having some special guests join us for our annual Visitor’s Day which included community partners, donors, and board members. They toured Camp Swift and shared a yummy lunch with us. Our afternoon was full of even more fun and games, wrapping up the last few activities of the session. For dinner, as always on the last night, we put on Cafe Swift for our campers. It was a special evening where support staff got to serve campers and counselors a fancy meal! Then in Olympic fashion, we moved into our Closing Ceremonies, where each cabin got to showcase themselves one last time. We ended our evening with a very special slideshow of all the memories we had made at Camp Swift!
The next morning we woke up early for an early breakfast so we could finish packing before heading home. Our final goodbyes were very emotional as everyone said goodbye to their mentors and friends. By 3pm everyone was back in Phoenix. We are incredibly thankful to have concluded another successful session of Camp Swift! We could not have done it without our incredible Support Staff and counselors! Thank you all, our campers looked up to you so much! Until next year…
We have successfully concluded day 3 of Camp Swift and what a fantastic day we had! Today was our famous Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup day and the kids and counselors had a blast dressing up and painting their bodies.
The rain did not stop us and we improvised using a tarp to protect us from the rain moving from the barn to the lodge.
We also did silly Olympics which was so FUN. Other activities included a great hike where the campers learned about biomes, more horse riding, sports and much more.
We have successfully concluded day 2 of Camp Swift and boy does it feel good to be back! This morning we hit the ground running with our first Golden Broom of the session, followed by canoeing, horseback riding, swimming and more! The rain moved us inside in the afternoon but thanks to the quick thinking of our incredible staff we moved to the Barn for a full camp game of capture the flag. By dinner time the rain had subsided, allowing us to have a campfire and evening programs (Olympic themed of course).
We are so proud of the amazing job the counselors and support staff are doing! Unit heads, Carter Warner, Abby Adelman, and Jose Alvarado have been great leaders to our counselors and the counselors have blown us away with their amazing mentorship skills.
We can’t wait to see all the fun day 3 has in store for us!
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