Travel & Lodging
There are many ways to get your child from home to SNC. Some arrive by car, motor coach or plane from all over the world. Please be sure to make your travel plans early and inform us of your child's schedule.
If you are coming for a visit, that's great! SNC has NO scheduled visitation days, we just ask that you let your child have at least a 5 day adjustment time before you stop by. Summers in the Northwoods are a busy vacation time of year so it is never too soon to start making plans.
Most folks these days have a GPS and it will lead you right into camp, but for you retro folks, please follow these directions. Please watch out for deer !
From Chicago, Il. and Points South, follow your map north on I 90 through Rockford and Madison. In Eau Claire continue Northbound on to US-53 N. Once on US -53 continue North about 2 hours till you see Minong Wi. the crossroad is Hwy 77. When leaving US-53 go left to go directly to SNC or take a right to see the Town of Minong. When heading west on 77 at approximately one mile turn right onto Hwy I. Follow the winding Hwy I for approx. 3.3 miles. At Smith Bridge Rd make a right, Northbound. (not left) When you first turn onto Smith Bridge do not go straight but veer left. Continue north on Smith Bridge, approx. 2.7 mile, watch to your left for East Flowage Rd. (this turns into Ernie Swift Rd.). Camp is on the left, down the road a piece just after a large knoll. At every intersection signs are posted showing the direction to Swift Nature Camp. The address is W7471 Ernie Swift Road. Time from Chicago is a little under 7hrs.
From Minneapolis, MN and Points West: Take I-35 N to Hinkley Mn, exit 183. Head east out of town. Once on MN 48 /Wi 77 for about 23 miles to Danbury Wi. In Danbury stay on Wi-77, it turns left at a dead end and then right, watch the signs. Conitue till you see Hwy I on the left, it's approximately 25 miles. If you see Hwy 53 you have gone too far, turnaround. Follow the winding Hwy I for approx. 3.3 miles. At Smith Bridge Rd make a right, Northbound. (not left) When you first turn onto Smith Bridge do not go straight but veer left. Continue north on Smith Bridge, approx. 2.7 mile, watch to your left for East Flowage Rd. (this turns into Ernie Swift Rd.). Camp is on the left, down the road a piece just after a large knoll. At every intersection signs are posted showing the direction to Swift Nature Camp. The address is W7471 Ernie Swift Road. Time from Minneapolis is a little under 3hrs.
Air Travel Information
If you are flying to camp you have 2 airport options: Duluth Mn. about 1 hr away from camp or Minneapolis MN. about 3 hrs away. SNC ONLY picks up campers from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport so please make all your arrangements though MSP Airport. We will send a camp representative who will pick up your camper at the gate and transport them back to camp. We only travel to the airport on the start and end days of camp and like flight time to be between 10am and 3pm. Please notify SNC once you have made your flight arrangements or if not sure about details give us a call. We do charge an additional travel/pickup fee of $100 per child.
Chartered Bus Information
Swift Nature Camp charters a Motor Coach the starting and ending days of camp that goes to and from the Chicagoland area, stops include Hinsdale Oasis, O'Hare Oasis, Rockford & Madison. The motor coach can be reserved one way or both ways and this can be done with the online application options. Campers may bring two pieces of baggage and a carry-on bag.
If you're planning to visit, local hotels fill quickly during the summer. We suggest you make reservations now! Below is a list of area motels we recommend:
**Rice Lake Resort-Minong -----(715)466-5858
Kimble Lake Resort-Minong------(715)466-2413
**Viewpoint Lodge-Minong ------(715)466-2447
Seaman's Resort-Minong---------(715) 466-2858`
Wild River Inn-Minong -----------(715)466-2293
Up North Resort-Minong ---------(715)466-4359
*McCormick House-Hayward- ----(715)634-3012
St. Croix Inn-Solon Springs ------(715)378-4444
Sun Shine-Spooner ----------------(715)635-2619
Green Acres Hotel-Spooner ------(715)635-8721
Park Island Resort-Hayward -----(715)634-4959
Rivers Edge Inn-Hayward ---------(715)634-2631
**Briar Patch- Trego---------------(715) 466-2794
* Bed & Breakfast