Dear Parents and Prospective Counselors,
We strive to provide the most impactful experience possible for everyone involved in Camp Swift, and we therefore uphold a merit-based application process to select our Camp Swift counselors. We have worked hard to ensure that this process will be as objective as possible. We will have a committee made up of Swift Youth Foundation staff, board members, and experienced volunteers who will all be involved in the application review process. In order to be as transparent as possible, we are sharing with you the rubric the team will be using to score each application. Each person on the committee will be reviewing each application, and scores from each reviewer will be averaged for a final score. The applicants with the highest scores off of this rubric will be accepted to be counselors for Camp Swift 2018. A few things to note:
We will be collecting payment only once an individual is accepted as a counselor. Payment must be made within one week of acceptance unless prior arrangement has been made (in writing by email) with Kaylie Medansky, Executive Director. If payment is not made by the deadline the spot will be forfeited and given to an applicant on the wait list.
Hi! My name is Sophi Moyer and I am a member of the teen mentor group for the Swift Youth Foundation, called Team Swift. I am also part of a dance company called DanceMotion. Every year DanceMotion partners with several other dance studios to put together a show at the Orpheum Theatre called DancIN’spiration. The ticket money from this show goes to a nonprofit organization chosen by the DanceMotion board. This year, the DanceMotion board was searching for a nonprofit organization worthy to receive the profits from the show, so I chose to nominate Swift after seeing the impact it has made on my life.
Before writing the nomination, I was looking into what I could do to combine my passion for Swift and the amazing virtues and life lessons I learn at dance. The owners of my dance studio -Meri and Kevin Bender- emphasize the importance of leadership, respect, and kindness in the environment of the dance studio. These virtues are taught in the studio with the ultimate goal of being brought into our everyday lives. Throughout the year Mr. and Mrs. Bender lead many meetings in which all of the dancers set goals, learn about how we can become better leaders, friends and citizens to our community.
The impact that the DancIN’spiration meetings have had on my life is immeasurable, so I thought the best thing I could do is share it by nominating Swift to benefit from the show!
DancIN’spiration has been going on for many years now and has gone to benefit so many people. I am beyond excited to see how my two passions with grow together and how this show will benefit the Swift Youth Foundation. The show is Sunday, January 21st at 7p.m. the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the Swift office and are sold at the door beginning at 6 PM.
Thank you for your support!
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