Swift Nature Camp, Minong

Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. We blend traditional summer camp (over 50 water and land) activities while increasing a child’s appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Fun is what camp is all about!
At SNC we use Adventure, Learning and Kindness all in a Natural setting to promote each campers’s personal development. Our nurturing atmosphere gives campers confidence to make friends easily and to try new activities. Our goal allows each camper to truly be themselves, maybe thats why 92% of our campers return each summer.

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 92% of them wish to return.

Environmental Focus at Swift Nature Camp
Swift Nature Camp offers traditional summer camp activities along with an environmental focus. Campers enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo, and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports.Swift Nature Camp

In addition to these traditional activities, Swift Nature Camp is so much more. We are a child-centered program located away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures. Through fun activities and positive staff role models, we help children develop lifelong skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication. Our small size allows us to promote each child’s personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. While away from home, children will have the opportunity to act on their own, become self-reliant, and try things for themselves.

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Many of our kids return year after year saying that “Swift allows me to be my real self with real people.” And we feel that’s a good thing!

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

Many of our kids return year after year saying that “Swift allows me to be my real self with real people.” And we feel that’s a good thing!

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

Programs are 2, 3 & 6 weeks. Plus a Special First Timer Camp!

Ages: 6-17

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Testimonial from a Camper, Isabelle, Age 11

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“I’m Isabelle and I’ve been a camper at Swift Nature Camp the last 4 years, it’s become my summer home. Why would I want to leave my family and friends every summer and travel over 80 miles to go to SNC? I will admit the first year I was a little bit nervous/ So I went to the Discovery Camp for 1st Time Campers. At SNC they know how to make kids feel comfortable, fewer kids and knowing that everyone was new to SNC made it a wonderful experience. Now I look forward to camp year round. It’s hard to list all the things that I love about Swift Nature Camp, but I’m going to try my best.

The people at camp are kind, friendly and caring. Sometimes at school I feel like I have a hard time fitting in. You, know, worried about clicks and all. But at SNC, I have lots of friends and everyone knows my name. The counselors are great as well. At schoo, sometimes you get a fantastic teacher that is fun, friendly and really cares. That’s how I feel about the counselors at SNC. The campers have become some of the closest friends I have and they are from all over the world.

Wonder what we do all day? I choose to spend some time at the Nature Center every day. I like the animals and I have fun going on hikes and catching frogs in the pond. There are so many activities, bit I definitely have my favorites. I go swimming nearly every day and jump on the water trampoline. Other activities that are my favorites at SNC are archery, arts and crafts, tubing, legos and horses. I even was a clown and performed at the final banquet.

Overnight Adventure Trips are another favorite. We get to go with our cabin and do exciting things, like canoe to an island or swim in a waterfall. Sometimes trips can be challenging, but I have learned I can do hard things. I’m always proud of myself after a trip, it is such an accomplishment. I have build fires, cooked meals, slept in a tent, all things I haven’t done before and would never have gotten to try at home.

I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t get to spend some of my summer at Swift Nature Cam. The campers and staff are like my summer family, and getting to live and play with them is the reason that I’ll be returning to Swift each summer for as long as I can. I hoped to see you at Swift Nature Camp this summer.

For More Information

W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong, Wisconsin
www.swiftnaturecamp.com
(630) 654-8036

This sponsored article about Swift Nature Camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camp Guide.

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