Standing in the center of the Camp, with private lakes on the east and west sides, and surrounded by hundreds of oak trees, you get the impression that you are in the middle of a forest, far away from civilization. However, Rotary’s Camp Florida is located in Brandon, Florida, in the geographic center of Hillsborough County.
The 21-acre camp was built in 1955 as a church camp, and was acquired by Rotary Clubs throughout Florida in 1991. Rotary began a restoration program allowing the camp to meet full standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and pose no barriers to the groups that use it.
Camp facilities include:
Cabins – With air conditioning and heat and bunk beds with space for 120
Assembly Hall – Media equipment, air conditioning and heat, and restrooms
Kitchen – Fully equipped for your cooks or caterer
Dining Hall – Tables may be arranged however you like and rearranged at your discretion during the stay. Seats 120 occupants, with additional picnic tables and benches around the building
Brick Patio – Wheelchair-accessible picnic tables
Nature Trail – a fully accessible trail that offers quiet areas and storytelling areas
Human Foosball – Wheelchair-accessible human size Foosball game
Publix Pavilion – Air conditioned, media equipment, flexible seating, propane fireplace
Library – Quiet space offers games, books and DVDs with ADA facilities
Chapel – Quiet space for worship or meditation
Pool – 25-yard junior Olympic size pool with a lift for campers who use wheelchairs, a mister system and covered seating area beside the pool. Requires certified lifeguard.
Butterfly Garden and Gazebo — Sit, relax and enjoy the many species of butterflies that visit the gardens daily
Archery Range – Fully equipped with dinosaur and deer targets, and nets. Requires certified instructor.
Airsoft Gun Range – Equipment provided. Requires certified instructor.
Accessible Playground – for all levels of campers
Sand Volleyball – a professional size sand volleyball court
Short-court Basketball Court – for all levels of campers
Wheelchair Swings and WhisperGLIDERS® – specifically designed for use by people who use wheelchairs
Two Private Lakes – Chapman & Gornto. Open water lifeguards required.
Canoes and Kayaks – Equipped with life jackets. Open water lifeguards required.
Dock – Fishing poles and equipment available, soon to be added a boat lift
Barbeque Cooking Area – Gas grills for larger groups
Open Playfield – Soccer, kickball, volleyball, etc.
Access – Cement sidewalks throughout the camp
Lizzie’s Fleet – Wagons used to help campers transport luggage and sleeping bags
Fire Pit – Whether it is toasting marshmallows or singing around the fire, this is the place to make many camp memories.
Infirmary – Eleven-bed facility that is chemotherapy and radiation treatment capable.
MEDIVAC helicopter landing area – The camp is within 10 minutes of 5 different hospitals
Rotary’s Camp Florida is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking, use of tobacco or vapor products is not permitted anywhere on our campus.
Rotary’s Camp Florida facilities can be rented for the day, the weekend or for week-long camps. For information, call 813-653-7200 or complete this short form.