[youtube:RiaDDJfSAcw;[link:Science Summer Camp] ;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiaDDJfSAcw&feature=related] April 22nd, 2011 will be the 40 year celebration of the first here in America. Since then many rivers have been cleaned up and smog eliminated from our cities. Despite all that success, today our kids are suffering.
child expert, Mr. Louv, ,blames parents for not getting their kids out in nature. We are the screen generation, with kids spending nearly 6 hours on the screen every day. Nature-deficit order he links to some alarming trends for children. Rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
Summer camps since the early 1900 have been getting kids outdoors and informing children about the environment. Yet, when folks talk today about camp it could be a skateboard camp or a math camp at a college campus. Summer camp is a wonderful way to get your child to have greater appreciation for the environment. Swift Nature Camp is a place that can help you develop you child’s joy in nature. .Environmental Camps
Swift Nature Camp is noncompetitive, Outdoors Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. The focus is to Appreciate nature while doing traditional camp activities. We make Nature Fun , here are a few camper comments
“We learn and have Fun. We are always doing stuff! The nature and sunsets are wonderful.”
“We see nature all around and learn from it all and we don’t even have to go to school.”
“The zoo and the Nature Center are best cause the animals are fun to play with …I even got to adopt one.”
Listen, you can hear loads of birds especially in the morning. But its the loon at might that i really love.”
” It a child’s natural curiosity that makes our Science Summer Camp work.” says Lonnie Lorenz the Director ” Frog hunts are always a favorite. They stay in the Nature Center for a day then released back in nature. When campers canoe down a river and see all the beauty they now feel that their is a reason to protect it.”
As an environmental camp SNC shines, but it’s our small size that allows us to help each camper with their development. At summer camp children will have an opportunity to act on their own, be self-reliant and try things for themselves. This is all part of growing up.
Our Counselors are wonderful role models that promote perseverance, listening, teamwork and appreciation of differences, campers set new and high standards for their own behavior. This in turn brings their new found independence more in line with what you are trying to do at home. We are on your side.
The amazing thing about SNC is it gives each child a new place to try new things while making new friends. It is a new world. All you need is a personal development plan and you can be who ever you want to be. Some campers return year after year saying that “Camp gives me a place to be myself with real people.”
the northwoods is a great place for fun & sun. All who come to Swift Nature Camp find this to be their summer home. So be a part of our family this summer?
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Swift Nature Camp, is an overnight Children’s Summer Camp with a a non-competitive, traditional focus . Boys and Girls Ages 6-15 enjoy nature, animals & science along with traditional camping activities. Swift specializes in Teen Summer Camp programs for the Teenage Campers as well as a First time Camper Program.
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