Can I register my child with special needs for camp?
Rotary’s Camp Florida does not provide programming for camps. We provide clean, safe, ADA-compliant, barrier-free facilities to qualified user groups that provide the necessary programming to make your child’s special camping experience relevant and memorable. If your child belongs to a group that provides outreach services or support, ask them if they have a camp scheduled with us. If they do not, talk to them about organizing a camp! Our priority is to provide camping facilities to groups that serve children and adults with disabilities or special needs.
How many campers does your camp accommodate?
Our 21-acre camp has bunk space to accommodate 118 campers, and eleven beds in the infirmary, to meet your group’s needs.
Can my service animal camp with me?
Yes. Our campsite is ADA compliant, and service dogs are welcome!
Do I have to be a Rotary member to utilize your camp?
No. Rotary Clubs throughout the state of Florida provide financial support to operate the camp so we can offer camping facilities to qualified groups at a deeply discounted rate. Rotary members recognized a need for this special facility, and rose to the challenge to secure and operate our campsite. The continued support of Rotary throughout Florida allowed over 4,300 happy campers to enjoy our campsite last year.
Can other groups use your campsite?
Yes. However, our mission and first priority is to accommodate user groups that serve children and adults with disabilities or special needs. If you book your group with us, and a priority group needs space, your group may be “bumped” or rescheduled for another time.
What other groups could use the camp?
Rotary Clubs, Rotaract and Interact Clubs, as well as Rotary Districts, can utilize the camp at special rates when space is available.
During the cooler months, and especially during weekdays, our campsite provides a clean, safe and peaceful venue for company retreats, board meetings, presentations or other team-building exercises. Talk to us about corporate packages. Proceeds from corporate packages provide scholarship support for children with disabilities to come to camp.
How can I help support the camp?
Become a sustaining donor. Elect to invest a fixed amount every month, and over time, you can make a more substantial gift. You can choose to support either our Scholarship Fund or the Maintenance Fund. We can easily bill your credit card monthly, or you can send a check. Make a donation now.
Does your camp offer a stage and audio visual equipment?
Yes, there is a stage area in Leonard Hall, which accommodates classroom seating for 150. Audio visual equipment including a projector and large screen is also available in the Publix Pavilion and Leonard Hall.
What preparations must we make to utilize the archery range, airsoft range or swimming pool?
If your group plans to enjoy our Junior Olympic sized pool, you must hire professional life guards. Your lifeguards must provide copies of their certification and driver’s license/photo identification. You can also hire lifeguards from one of the local organizations that certify lifeguards (YMCA, Brandon Aquatics, etc.).
The Archery Range requires a certified instructor on site, as does the Airsoft Range. You may bring your certified instructor (who must provide copies of certification and driver’s license/photo identification) or talk to us about the availability and pricing of on-site instructors.
What equipment is available in the kitchen?
Our camp kitchen offers walk-in coolers and freezers, ice-maker, coffeemakers, commercial gas stove and oven, steam tables and salad bar. A regular inventory is taken to provide the cooking and serving equipment your group will need. Your group can bring commercially prepared food in, prepare their own meals or hire a caterer. Various kitchen rates apply.
Can we bring our own equipment and set up early?
You are allowed to bring in your equipment and set-up at the move-in time specified on your contract. This time is based on the turnover time required between the start of your camping period and the end of the previous camp.