Recreation Like No Other
Rotary’s Camp Florida, Inc. is unique by offering special needs groups the ability to rent our entire 21-acre facility, allowing them to tailor each of their programs to suit the specific needs of the children and adults they serve.
Each camping group is required to provide its own camp counselors, doctors, nurses, lifeguards, and cooks. Each group is responsible for supplying meals and has the use of our fully equipped commercial kitchen and state-of-the-art gas barbecue grill. Camp fees for special needs children and adults are sponsored by their groups and the Camp’s Memory Maker Scholarship Fund.
If you or your organization wishes to sponsor a group’s camp directly, we will be happy to match you with a group. For example, the Rotary Club of Brandon ’86 sponsored the first Epilepsy Services Foundation Camp and the Rotary Club of Pinellas Park and Rotary District 6950 sponsored the first Autism Camp.
Groups That Hold Programs At Our Camp Include:
Faces of Courage
- Camp Hugs – Children’s Christmas Cancer Camp
- Women of Color – Adult Cancer Survivors
- Family Weekend – Children and Adults with Cancer
Florida Diabetes Association
- Bring a Friend Camp – For Type 1 Diabetes Children and their friends
- Pee Wee Camp – Children’s Diabetes Camp for ages 3 to 10
- Sports Camp – For Children with Diabetes ages 11 and up
The 1Voice Foundation offers 25 programs for pediatric cancer families in Tampa Bay. They fund and operate the only private pediatric cancer research lab in Tampa Bay, under the direction of Cameron Tebbi, M.D., who is developing the vaccine for leukemia. They are the VOICE for west-central Florida pediatric cancer families on Capitol Hill where they testify annually before Congress and the Senate during Childhood Cancer Action Days on the Hill. They have partnered with the Hillsborough County Schools to launch the initiative to open the 1Voice Academy, the first school in the United States for children with cancer. They are renting one of the camp’s buildings to start to work on their dream and currently host several of their programs at camp.
Tourette’s Syndrome Association
- Spring Break – Camp for children and youth affected by tics and Tourettes
Above are only a few of the groups that use the camp. The camp is enjoyed by user groups that serve children and adults with various disabilities and special needs. Programs can last an afternoon to a week or longer.
If you are interested in bringing a group to camp, please call the number below or complete the form for information, and we’ll respond promptly.