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Discovery Camp For the 1st Timer

This is our exclusive beginner camp program for our younger campers, Girls & Boys ages 6-12. It's designed for the "first time" overnight camper who may be a little reluctant to leave home. Our goal is to have every camper succeed so we keep camp size small (less than 70 campers) and give additional counselor support by having 2 counselors for every 7 campers. Plus we have a Money Back Guarantee for our Discovery Campers.

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At Swift Nature Camp we specialize in a child's 1st time at overnight camp. Our exclusive Discovery Camp is a nurturing, child focused program ONLY for New Campers. Our goal is to give additional attention to each child, ensuring that their time away from home is a success, increasing their self confidence and making them feel good about their accomplishments. We are so confident in our ability to achieve this, we provide you Guaranteed Success. Be sure to watch a Parent's Testimonial about Discovery Camp.  
  Boys & Girls, Ages 6-12-no teens
Small Size-maximum 70 children
Non competitive-All inclusive
Meet & Greet before camp
Science, Nature, Animals
Water & Land Activities
Only New Campers
A FUN Guarantee
12 Day Length
June 4-June 16, 2023


If you are looking for the perfect 1st time camp experience consider our Discovery Camp. It is designed for those children that might need a bit more attention their first time at camp or just want a shorter time away. Yet, some campers prefer to jump right in and start their camp experience with our 3 & 6 week programs, and that's OK. Regardless of session you pick, all activities are the same, except Discovery campers will not go on any overnight trips out of camp. The choice is up to each family. 

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If this is your child's first time at overnight summer camp, please do the research to ensure that it will be a successful experience for your child. Success is the reason our program is 12 day long. We have found that shorter sessions are much more entertainment based than personal growth based. More time allows us to get deeper and know each child better. The best way to measure success at camp is after they return. Are they more confident leaving home, Do they ask "How can I help" and Do they know better how to build relationships (with out a phone). Our goal at Swift Nature Camp is more than fun activities it is helping little people become better adults. Please read more how Discovery Camp is different than other camps. It is important that parents feel comfortable with their decision and with us. so please read Who We Are or give us a call (630-654-8036) we love to talk camp.
In 2022 98% of our campers wished to return for the 2023 summer. Here are the responces to our Parent Survey Question, "Did Discovery Camp have a positive impact on your child?".
-She came with a lot of Positive energy from camp
-Yes, Happy to have her out of the house and in nature
- More open to trying new things and more confident in himself.
-Yes! More open to trying new things and more confident in himself.
-Calm and Happy. I think the fresh air, group fun, and absence of a screen were important.

-Isn't as addicted to her phone anymore. A lot more helpful around the house. 
-Increased maturity, confidence and manners

Let's see the positive effect Discovery Camp will have on your 1st time camper.


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Swift Nature Camp


W7471 E. Swift Rd.
Minong, MN, 54859
United States


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