Swift Nature Camp
Swift Nature Camp is for boys & girls ages 6-15. Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment. Our educational philosophy is to engage children in meaningful, fun-filled learning through active participation. We focus on a child's natural curiosity and self-discovery. This Outdoors Camp is NOT School.
Our small size allows us to promote each child's personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. We build a child's character using our Tree of Values. Each cabin is named after a Value, such as, self-confidence, Teamwork, Leadership, Environmental Stewardship, and Persistence just to name a few. We believe the greatest part of camp is a child's personal development.
No matter what skill level or interests your children have, Swift Nature Camp has activities that allows them to excel and enjoy. All activities are promoted in a nurturing, noncompetitive atmosphere, giving each camper the opportunity to participate and have fun, rather than worry about results.
During our Explorer Camp (3wks) and Adventure Camp (6wks), campers participate in out-of-camp trips, such as biking, canoeing, backpacking and horse trips. This is the ultimate test of a camper's skill and knowledge. It's a reward to discover new worlds and be comfortable in them, whether the trip takes them down the Nemakagon River, a National Park Service Scenic River, or along the 1500 acre county forest contiguous to camp. These trips always create the best memories for our campers.
. Swimming (Red Cross ranks and life saving)
. Water skiing
. Scuba Diving
. Rollerblading (hockey)
. Camp Newspaper
. Water Trampoline
. Arts and Crafts (pottery, painting, leather craft)
. Environmental Education
. Animal Care
. Animal Tracking
. Life Cycles
. Water Testing
. Educational Tutoring
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About this camp
Girls & boys ages 6-12.
Discovery Camp is designed for the FIRST time camper who may be a little reluctant to leave home. This program offers additional counselor support and takes no overnight camping trips. Families Rave about how successful this camp is in helping children feel more comfortable being away from home.
Cost is $1200
EXPLORER CAMP (3-WEEKS)
Dates are 7/1-7/20 or 7/22-8/10.
Girls & boys ages 7-15.
This is our basic program for returning campers or new campers who are comfortable leaving home. This program incorporates canoe, backpack & bike camping trips. Each trip is geared toward a camper's skill and ability.
Cost is $1900.
ADVENTURER CAMP (6-WEEKS)
Girls & boys ages 7-15.
Adventure Camp is for campers who wish to accomplish more during the summer and have the time available to do so. Many returning campers select this program.
Cost is $3600
CANADIAN CANOE TRIP
Girls & boys ages 14-17, who are physically active and have canoeing experience. Our trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the pristine Boundary Waters area of Canada and northern Minnesota.
Cost is $400