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SWIFT NATURE CAMP
Where Nature is FUN!

[Est. 1964]

LOCATION:
W 7471 Ernie Swift Rd
Minong, Wisconsin 54859

SUMMER PHONE: (715) 466-5666
SUMMER FAX: (715) 466-5666

WEB ADDRESS: http://www.swiftnaturecamp.com
EMAIL ADDRESS: swiftcamp@aol.com

DIRECTORS:
Jeff & Lonnie Lorenz
25 Baybrook
Oak Brook, IL 60523

PHONE: (630) 654-8036
FAX: (630) 654-8036
Coed: ages 6-17
Capacity: 100
Session Lengths: 2, 3 or 6 weeks

Play Outside, Catch frogs, Care for Furry Friends and Let the Stars inspire you!!

Make friends around a campfire in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. This Nature Camp provides Traditional camping activities including: Horses, Swimming, Scuba, Team Course, Sailing, Skiing. Each cabin every week takes an out of camp back pack or canoe trip. Above all else we have fun!! American Camp Association Accredited & member of the Midwest Association of Camps

The benefits of spending time in nature, in the fresh open air, are well documented. For sleepaway camps, the great outdoors is as much a part of their culture as campfires and singing. For some camps, however, itís much more than just a passing mention, itís an integral piece of their program that reflects an intentional approach to child development. Such is the case with Swift Nature Camp.

Founded in the sixties as an outpost for environmental learning, in many ways this camp was ahead of the curve in recognizing the importance of bringing kids closer to the natural world. Its very philosophy is rooted in a deeply held belief that we can learn from the many creatures, trees and plants that surround us. The rustic facilities and program design speak to their values of environmental stewardship; look no further than their impressive Nature Center or carefully curated zoo.

The program follows a traditional camp model that mixes assigned activities in the morning with camper choice in the afternoon. In a true light-hearted camp form, afternoon activities are chosen using popsicle sticks on a board in the dining hall. The smaller size of Swift Nature Camp allows them to have flexibility in programming during the session. More importantly, it allows for a very personal, kind approach to camp life. Itís reassuring to know that each camper will be heard and appreciated at Swift.

Hiking and canoe trips are an obvious extension to Swiftís appreciation of the outdoors. They range from trips to nearby state forests to longer expeditions to Canadaís provincial parks. In addition, their Discovery Camp session carves a new path by camp standards by being a offering a complete session dedicated only to new campers.

Swift Nature Camp attracts a range of personalities, but a common theme is those who love animals or love to play outdoors; perhaps the kind of kid who isnít spending each afternoon on the soccer pitch or basketball court. Swift embraces those campersí individuality with kindness, no matter how vibrant or how awkward. If a camper wants to bring his pet lizard to camp, this is the place! For Swift, allowing campers to bring pets is not only an acknowledgement of a childís love of nature and creatures, itís an insightful recognition that some campers thrive when they can care for things they love. And it takes a dedicated and talented staff to translate this campís nature philosophies into an inclusive camp community.

OTHER NOTES:
DISCOVERY CAMP
This is a Special First Time Camper program where all campers at this session are there for the very first time. This is a wonderful program because it creates a "level playing field for all" In addition, this 12 day program offers additional support to each camper as well, cabin size is limited to 7 Campers and 3 Counselors. First Time Going to Camp? Learn why so many families choose us for their child's first overnight camping experience.


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