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Swift Nature Camp

25 Baybrook Ln, Oak Brook, IL

We are the "First TIme Camper" Specialists, our Discovery Camp is a nurturing program that is specifically designed for the child who has never been to sleepaway camp before. Our program is limited to less than 50 campers, all of whom are here for the first time. It is this attention to each child makes this program a success with nearly 93% of our campers wishing to return.

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
. Fishing
. Sailing
. Scuba Diving
. Canoeing
. Kayaking
. Rollerblading (hockey)
. Archery
. Soccer
. Camp Newspaper
. Softball
. Water Trampoline
. Arts and Crafts (pottery, painting, leather craft)
. Environmental Education
. Astronomy
. Geology
. Animal Care
. Animal Tracking
. Life Cycles
. Water Testing
. Educational Tutoring
. Volleyball
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