Swift Nature Camp

Academic Camp:
Animal Interaction, Environmental Education/Science, Science, Zoology

Overnight Camp

Camp Address
7471 Ernie Swift Rd
Minong, Wisconsin 54859
USA
(715) 466-5666

Off-Season Address
25 Baybrook
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
USA
(630) 654-8036

Camp Locations: Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Overnight Summer Camp       Minnesota Overnight Summer Camp

Swift Nature Camp attracts bright, curious and creative children with a passion for nature and the outdoors. At camp, they tackle exciting adventures, and gain confidence and independence with their outdoor explorations. We encourage boys and girls ages 6-15  to enjoy our traditional summer camp activities while increasing a their appreciation for nature, science and the environment.

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 92% of them wish to return.

Swift Nature Camp offers traditional summer camp activities at this Science & Nature Camp. Campers enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo, and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports.

In addition to these traditional activities, Swift Nature Camp is so much more. We are a child-centered program located away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures. Through fun activities and positive staff role models, we help children develop lifelong skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication. Our small size allows us to promote each child's personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. While away from home, children will have the opportunity to act on their own, become self-reliant, and try things for themselves.

Many of our kids return year after year saying that "Swift allows me to be my real self with real people." And we feel that's a good thing!

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

Swift Nature Camp Camp Picture
Swift Nature Camp Camp Picture

Camp Video

Camp Facilities

SNC is located in beautiful northwestern Wisconsin. Our 80 acres of lush pine, oak, and birch is a perfect place for those who love to be outside. Bordering camp is another 1,500 acres of county forest, perfect for exploring. We have a sandy beach and nearly 1/2 mile of open lake front on the Minong Flowage. This 1500 acre lake provides the perfect setting for water skiing, canoeing, fishing and sailing.

Surrounded by nature, our intentional child centered community is where a child's ideas, creativity, and discovery are celebrated. Through fun activities and positive staff role models, we help children develop the lifelong skills of confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication. The guided challenges at camp help increase every child's personal resilience.

Camp Staff

Our Camp Staff are the BEST!
They are caring and compasionate encouraging children to be their best!

Camp FAQs

See Parent FAQ's at
http://swiftnaturecamp.com/parents-information/parent-faq-s

Camp Sessions

Camp Season: June 18, 2018 to August 10, 2018

  • SessionDates# CampersTuition
  • DISCOVERY CAMP--for 1st Timers
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    6/17/2018 to 6/29/201850 Campers$1,299.00
    • This is a specially designed 12 day program only for First time campers. That's Right Everyone at camp is here for their first time! This puts all children on a level playing field. With our super small size it allows us to give special attention to each child to help them feel comfortable in their new summer home. Discovery camp is open to all children 6-12 years of age.
  • EXPLORER l
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    7/1/2018 to 7/20/201890 Campers$1,999.00
    • Swift Nature Camp - Where Nature is Fun This summer let your childs natural curiosity for nature be discovered. Campers, take care of furry friends, do hands on science projects and even chase frogs. Forest Rangers teach about bears, eagles and more. Selfaccomplishment is promoted in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. Located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on a 1500 acre lake this small camp offers hands on Nature Studies combined with exciting traditional camping activities. Competition takes a backseat during: Horses, Swimming, Scuba, Skiing, Team Course, Sailing, Canoing, Arts & Crafts and much more. See a movie at www.swiftnaturecamp.com
  • EXPLORER ll
    MORE INFORMATION
    7/21/2018 to 8/10/201890 Campers$1,999.00
    • Swift Nature Camp - Where Nature is Fun This summer let your child's natural curiosity for nature be discovered. Campers, take care of furry friends, do hands on science projects and even chase frogs. Forest Rangers teach about bears, eagles and more. Self-accomplishment is promoted in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. Located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on a 1500 acre lake this small camp offers hands on Nature Studies combined with exciting traditional camping activities. Competition takes a backseat during: Horses, Swimming, Scuba, Skiing, Team Course, Sailing, Canoing, Arts & Crafts and much more. See a movie at www.swiftnaturecamp.com

Camp Location

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