My son had just celebrated his 10th birthday and I knew that this summer would be more than day care, soccer games and trips to the park. I wondered if a Wisconsin Summer Camps was the answer.
Today, my son is 15 and has attended Swift Nature Camp for, four years and he will return for as long as we can. He loves it. His ADHD seems to be little trouble at camp.
Swift Nature Camp took their time with the children’s, the staff had a hands-on approach to leadership, social skills development and confidence-building seems to really work
Along with enthusiastic counselors, Jeff and Lonnie, provide an great atmosphere encouraging positive traits to rise to the surface. My son has developed greater peer understanding and empathy, greater self-confidence and trust, better leadership skills, an understanding of group dynamics and fair process and many other valuable lifelong skills.
At first I like all parents was reluctant to sending him to a place I had never seen, except in a dvd and the website. Yet the rewards were well worth it! I talked to Jeff and Lonnie over the phone before I signed him up for the Discovery Camp . A special program for the First time at Camp.
The Directors willingness to discuss any question I had and their understanding of my fears made the decision easy. My son rode the bus to camp, I got to see first-hand all of the wonderful places he got to explore when I picked him up at the end, so .
During the 8-hour journey home, he was so excited about Swift that I’m not sure he took a breath between stories.
The website of Swift Nature Camp says everything need. To me, I love how the camp is set up. Each cabins houses the same gender and age. They do activities together, including laundry and cabin clean up.
Afternoons provide campers the opportunity to select from a variety of typical camp activities (arts … crafts, archery, swimming, and so much more…).
On top of this, the camp is dedicated to environmental awareness and nature preservation. They have a Nature Center well equipped with microscopes and frogs and tadpoles and lots of hands on activities. There is also a small petting zoo of well-adored animals.
Of course there is plenty of campfire, friendships, laughter, games, food, sports, fun, drama, singing, etc. that makes overnight (residential) camp an experience one remembers for their entire life.
As a parent, I was looking for a general camp nothing ultra specific. Kids at SNC get to be kids and by experiencing all sorts of different activities and a diverse set of campers and counselors, learn more about themselves than at a specialized camp. I was Pleased that it was a Coed Summer Camp, because I believe this only helps the learning.
My kid has learned so much from SNC. We have noticed a big difference in his attitude, manners and abilities. He is more mature, pleasant and competent. These experiences and social education are worth any price.
When I would talk to other parents we would often comment that their is no place that tutors kids in social skills. We were wrong! We found exactly what my son needed at exactly the right time in his life.
Please consider away camp for your child. You will be glad you did! And Check our Swift. I think what makes this such a special place is that it is a non-competitive, confidence-building camp where kids get to be kids. I know it is the best thing we ever did for our son.
Thanks Jeff, Lonnie and all the fabulous counselors, cooks, nurses, etc. We hope our son will join SNC as a counselor when he is older! At least that is his plan.
Find more FREE information on how to Choose a summer camp see www.summercampadvisor.com