Camp Connections – Swift Creek

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Camp Connections – Swift Creek

Camp Connections

Week 5: July 16 - 20

Campers preparing to swim

From The Director

Can you believe we are already half way through summer!? Week 5 is here and we are having a SUPER GREAT time! It’s Dreamer Academy week and watching our campers dress up like the job they want one day has been so much fun! We’ve seen scuba divers, teachers, dancers, and of course, Y counselors!

Reminders

Do you have plans for the school year? The Y is opening a new after school site at Winterpock Elementary School! Look online for more info!

Campers having fun in the Gaga pit.

Program Highlight

Gaga Ball is a blast here at camp! It’s a mix of hand ball and wall ball and our campers are true athletes! Ask your camper to explain the rules of gaga ball to you!

LIT Program Highlight

Our Middle School Students are spectacular! They have been exceptional helpers and leaders. This week the LITs will be going go karting for our Thursday field trip!

Camper Ranks

Campers are earning achievement ranks all across camp! This week our campers have been making a splash in the pool! Ask your camper what swim group they are in!

Counselor of the Week (COW)

“COW” Counselor of the Week

Congratulations to Miss Cassie, our counselors of the week for week 5! Miss Cassie is in charge of huddle 4 and is always positive. We love our staff!

Next Week Highlights

Next Week is Swift Creek Ninja Warrior week! Dress up like your favorite athlete on Wednesday!

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Week 4: July 9 - 13

Campers at Swift Creek play in the Gaga Pit

From The Director

Swift Creek’s Got Talent!!  Can you believe all the magic that is happening in camp this week?  We have artists, singers, dancers, and more!! This week we are showing up and showing out!

Reminders

Our Annual Camp Talent Show is Thursday night at 6:30pm! Come out to see our group performances!

Program Highlight

Creative Arts has been a hit this week! Campers are making their own pieces and collaborating on one large group piece! Come out to our talent show to come see all art work on display!

LIT Program Highlight

Our Middle School Students are being great Leaders! We love having them help pass out snack at the end of the day. This week our LITs are going on a field trip to join every other LIT from camper across Richmond! Movie drive in style!

Campers show off their archery skills

Camper Ranks

Campers are earning achievement ranks all across camp! This week Archery has been very popular. How many bullseyes has your camper earned?

“COW” Counselor of the Week

Counselors of the Weeks at Swift Creek for week 4

Congratulations to our TWO counselors of the week for week 3!  Miss Emily from huddle 1 and Miss Jennifer from huddle 5! Great work ladies!

Next Week Highlights

Next Week is Dreamer’s Academy Themed! That means campers should dress up as what job they want to have when they grow up! Career Readiness starts here at the Y!

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Week 2: June 25 - 29

Circle time at Swift Creek

From the Camp Director

Hey there team, how’s it going?
The sun’s in the sky and the creek is flowing!
Hey Swift Creek, Whatcha gonna do?
We’re here to have a great day with you!

Camp Swift Creek is having so much fun! Week two is Double Dare Slime Time Live theme! Remember that 90’s Nickelodeon Game Show “Double Dare”? It’s getting a reboot! And camp swift creek is making this week all about game shows and competitions! Double Dare style!  So put your game face on and strap in because we are having too much fun!

Come to our first family night! Family Showdown Game Show Live! This Thursday from 6:30pm-8pm!

Reminders

  • Camp dress up day is Wednesday! Unfortunately there is no dress up day next week because Wednesday is 4th of July! No camp next Wednesday!Make sure you are sending your camper to camp with nut free lunches and water bottles!

Campers with swim instructors learn swimming skills

Program Highlight

Did you know that every camper who comes to camp gets to go to the pool every day? And 4 of those visits to the pool are a swim lesson! Ask your camper what they learned in the pool today!

LIT Program Highlight

Our Leaders are doing incredible things! Today our Middle School Leaders’ In Training students took on our low ropes course for some team building! Check out the video we posted to facebook!

Camper Ranks

This week in our Open Programming block, campers were able to choose to receive their first rank in bbs, archery, football, or arts! Flag football was our most popular class! Campers learned the rules of the camp, the parts of the field, and how to throw the ball! Great job!

Counselors smile for a picture

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Our Counselor of the Week for Week 1 was Mr. Aaron Rogers! Aaron works with our middle school LITs and he is beloved for having great energy and always being there for his students. Congrats Mr. Aaron on being our first COW!

Next Week Highlights

No camp on 4th of July!

Our theme next week is EXPLOSIONS! So get ready for a BOOMING week!

 

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Week 1: June 18 - 22

From the Camp Director

Happy First Week of Camp!

This first week of camp has been ooey-gooey! Our theme for the first week of camp is Science. We’ve been learning new ways to experience science through experiments and plenty of slime! Campers have had the chance to dive deep into science through many activities such as Arts and Crafts, where they had the chance to make their own slime and participate in other fun science experiments!

Reminders

  • Camp dress up days are on Wednesday! During dress-up days we come to camp dressed as the theme of the week and this week is all about science! Our campers have dressed up in their best science attire and have been AWESOME in showing their camp spirit! NASA, Bill Nye, slime, and outer-space…..it’s a science extravaganza!
  • Please bring a Nut-free lunch and snack
  • If your camper is in Huddle 1 it may be a good idea to come dressed in swim clothes, as their huddle swims in the morning.
  • If possible, it would be helpful if your camper can come to camp with sunscreen and bug spray already applied.

Campers perform on stage

Program Highlight

Did you know that every Wednesday morning, our campers get to choose exactly what activity they attend? Our campers can choose between Sports, Arts & Crafts, BBs, and Archery! When they attend this rotation, campers are working on their achievement ranks.  During this time everyone received their first level one rank! We love seeing our campers achieve, and we love letting them chose their own adventure!

LITs smile for a picture during an activity

LIT Program Highlight

Whose the best group in camp?… LITS! Our middle schoolers are doing a fantastic job learning about leadership development! This week our LITs learned about Equality vs. Equity and diversity and inclusion! All while being great leaders and exceptional campers.

Camper Ranks

Achievement is a part of our day! Our campers for “upper camp” get a rank booklet that track their level of achievements for each activity. Do you want to be a “sharp shooter” in bbs? How about the “MVP” of soccer? Or an “artist” in creative arts! Follow along in your rank booklet to keep achieving! Counselors hold on to rank booklets during the week, but we will send them home on Fridays!

“COW” (Counselor of the Week)

Each week, a great counselor is deemed the “COW”. We’ll show their picture here!

Next Week Highlights

On your mark….Get set…..Go! Super fun games await our campers for this week! During week 2 we will be competing in our favorite classic game shows and competitions. The winners of these game show competitions will get the awesome title of Camp Champions! While our campers are having loads of fun participating in these activities, they will also be learning important teamwork skills.

Family Night!

Thursday, June 28th we will be having a Family Game Night! All camp families are invited to participate in a family s

how down of fun…camp style! We will play games and competitions together full of fun and all campers who attend will receive a special bead!

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