For years we have listened to parents and children express what they feel and it is important for a positive first time camping experience. At Swift Nature Camp our Discovery Camp is a nurturing program that meets the specific needs of all new campers and their parents.
First, we realize the importance that campers feel special while at camp. Our highly trained staff accomplishes this by acknowledging the fact this quite possibly is your childs' first extended time away from home. We know one of the best ways to do this is to have additional staff always on hand for each and every camper. We are extremely proud of the fact that during Discovery Camp we limit each cabin size to only 8 campers with 2 staff members. That's only 72 campers (ages 6-12) and 26 staff members !
The first day of camp is Orientation Day, when campers not only get a tour of the camp, complete with Health Center and Mail Box, but also go to each activity area learning about safety in that activity. Within the cabin our staff works hard to promote a nurturing harmonious friendship. This starts with A Respect List for all to agree to and sign and each night ends with a bedtime story. Due to the fact that all campers are New to this camp they are all on equal ground right from the start. Prior to the campers arrival, the staff studies each camper informational packet. They learn about each child and are aware of any specific needs. If your camper has medical needs staff discuss these in confidence with our camp nurse. By the time your child arrives at camp the staff feels as if they already know your camper. This is beneficial to the camper the moment they step off the bus and are greeted.