Day 2 was one for the books!
We started off day two with cheerful chanting and jolly laughs. The amount of energy the campers had before breakfast was incredible and it made us super excited to see what that energy would be like once they had food in their tummies! (Breakfast, by the way, was eggs, bacon, hash browns, and fruit, which we cannot seem to cut fast enough - the kids are going through bowl after bowl of freshly cut watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes and more!)
All of the cabins participated in hours and hours of fun activities, from swimming to soccer they really did it all! We sent out a team of volunteers to check in on the cabins throughout the day to see how they were enjoying themselves, and here were some of their favorites:
The time has finally arrived, and the second session of Camp Swift 2016 has officially commenced!
The day started out a bit rainy when the campers first arrived, but we'd never let a little rain ruin our fun - the entirety of today has been camptastic thanks to our extra fun activities and amazing volunteer staff!
The theme of camp this summer is COLLEGE, and each cabin has chosen a university that they are representing and learning more about all session long. Throughout the session, you'll see this theme pop up as part of lots of our programs and activities. College may be years away for our 8-11 year old campers, but we figure it's never too early to start learning about opportunities for the future, and this is a fun way to do it!
Before we started formal activities for the day, we enjoyed our first delicious Camp Swift meal together.
Last year was a transformative one for Swift Youth Foundation. We welcomed refreshing changes to the Swift organization and brand, including a new logo reveal, the induction of 4 new board members, and the expansion of committees and sub-committees. Combined with a record-breaking year of overall funding, 2015 set the foundation for a promising 2016!
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