Swift Youth Foundation is proud to announce we have be chosen to be the beneficiary for the 2018 DancIN'spiration show presented by the local dance company: DanceMotion. DanceMotion not only teaches dance, but also inspires young dancers to give back and share their talents with the community. Swift is lucky to have Sophi Moyer, a DanceMotion dancer, as a member of our Team Swift teen leadership program. Sophi nominated Swift to benefit from the event and has been instrumental in connecting DanceMotion and Swift. Below, please read a letter from Sophi describing the event and why she decided to nominate Swift to be the beneficiary.
May 24 - Support Staff Orientation
May 25 - Counselor Orientation
May 26-May 30 - Camp Swift Session 1 2018
July 30 - Support Staff Orientation
July 31 - Counselor Orientation
August 1-August 5 - Camp Swift Session 2 2018
Other Dates to Know
Pre-Camp Orientation - all counselors are required to attend one of the following dates:
May 6th: 1pm-4pm
May 12th: 9am-12pm
*Both pre-camp orientations are held at 17835 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Mark Kaplan: Outstanding Board Member 2017
Mark Kaplan is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Board Member for 2017! We interviewed Mark to find out more about what he loves so much about Swift!
Q: How long have you been involved with Swift?
Mark: 22 years
Q: What is your favorite Camp Swift activity?
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat at Camp Swift?
Mark: Whatever I make for snacks
Q: What is your greatest/most memorable experience with Swift?
Mark: Too many to count in my 22 years. Many years, many tears (of laughter and joy) But two are lasting memories :1) The road from near disbandment to where we are today. 2) Watching my kids grow up with Swift from coming up as pre-teens with me to volunteer, to being counselors and now support staff.
Q: What has Swift given you that makes giving back to the organization worth your while?
Mark: The pride of accomplishment and achievement in our goals and expanding programs - a dream being fulfilled. And, of course, being able to be a part of the Happiest Place on Earth. Peace, Love, Happiness!
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