Fun and Excitement, All Day Long
SUMMER DAY CAMPSSummer Day Camps are one of the most popular programs that Akron Rotary Camp offers. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities, while spending each night at home. This model program is a great alternative to traditional extended school year programs or day care. The days are packed full of activities and limited down time.
Day Campers are organized into small groups based on age and abilities. With the leadership of our exceptionally trained counselors, campers rotate through different camp activities including games, crafts, campfires, nature programs and more. Once familiarity is gained, many campers graduate onto the Overnight Camp experience.
The goals of our day camp programs are to develop social skills; promote physical activity; increase independence; raise self-esteem and develop the skills necessary to attend a week of overnight camp. The goals are accomplished through camp activities and programs, staff leadership and regular communication between camp staff and parents.At each of our day camps there are two counselors to every six campers. Other staff on site include the directors, program coordinators, and nursing staff. The Akron Rotary Camp strives to meet the individual needs of each of the campers. Staff will work with families, teachers, and other support services to help provide successful experiences. However, the Akron Rotary Camp cannot provide one on one attention to campers with additional needs without the financial support from the camper's family or other provider networks.
Transportation is available to qualifying individuals registered prior to April 15th.
We are also committed to working with area school districts to provide extended school year opportunities for those campers who are determined eligible for ESY by their IEP team.
If you have any questions about anyone of the programs listed below please feel free to call the camp office at 330.644.4512.
Extended School Year Program- DayCamp+
Ages 6-21 • Monday-Friday • 10am-4pm
Akron Rotary Camp is pleased to offer an expansion of the summer day camp program- DayCamp+! Campers who participate will receive a minimum of five hours of intervention weekly from an intervention specialist and one hour weekly with an occupational therapist to address IEP goals or family tutoring/therapy objectives. DayCamp+ will provide services in addition to regular day camp programming to support social and experiential learning. At the end of each three week session, campers and families will be provided with a progress report outlining achievement in DayCamp+ and a home program to support skill development outside of camp and school. DayCamp+ is another way for Akron Rotary Camp to support lifelong learning wherever we are!
Rex Lake Day Camp
Ages 6-21 • Monday-Friday • 10am–4pm
Our traditional Rotary Day Camp allows campers to experience some of the best that Rotary Camp has to offer. Campers are organized into cabin groups according to age and ability. While at camp, campers enjoy crafts, games, nature activities, songs and so much more! Each day, weather permitting, campers will also have the opportunity to explore the excitement of Rex Lake, through activities including swimming, canoeing and other water games.
Portage Trailblazers Day Camp
Ages 6-21 • Monday - Friday • 9am -3pm
We are excited to continue this collaboration with the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) and the Akron Rotary Camp. We are offering six-one week day camp sessions at the beautiful Happy Day School campus. Everyday campers will have a blast exploring the natural environment, enjoying craft, games and other activities, singing camp songs, and developing friendships. The phenomenal Akron Rotary Camp staff will provide opportunities for campers to learn and grow in a safe environment.
Following American Camp Association standards and Akron Rotary Camp guidelines, the staff are exceptionally trained to work with our campers in a caring and appropriate manner. The counselor to camper ratio is 2:6.
This program is being sponsored through the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities for current individuals residing in Portage County. There may be a limited number of funds are available to help support the cost of camp to other eligible participants. Once those spots are filled, additional spaces would be paid by the families. Please contact the Rotary Camp office at 330.644.4512 for more information about this and other potential resources. For private paying or third party billing, please contact the camp office.