Days Filled with Adventure
Akron Rotary Camp provides the campers with a variety of programs throughout their session. Campers get the opportunity to participate in all activities where they learn different skills and are able to enjoy themselves and play along with others. Many of these activities are designed with the campers' sensory needs in mind. Typical programs are one half hour in length, but may be extended if the campers are engaged and having fun. Below is just a sampling of the many activities that our campers participate in while at any one of our Rotary Camp programs.
The Waterfront (Rex Lake)
As the most popular area in camp, the waterfront offers a variety of activities like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, the exciting new water trampoline and an expanded beach area. Lifeguards, certified through the Y of the USA, supervise all Waterfront activities.
Arts & Crafts
Campers are introduced to a variety of art media in order to enhance their creativity. The Craft Coordinator supervises and creates age-appropriate projects and materials to adapt to different skill levels. Activities may include ceramics, windsocks, puppet making, dough sculptures, paintwork and much more.
Sports & Games
Our campers’ favorite sports and games activities are marshmallow baseball, ships and islands, nuke-em and everybody's it. Traditional sports like soccer and basketball are also very popular and teach principles of teamwork. We aim for 100% camper participation in the activities according to their abilities.
During nature activities, campers' not only have fun, they also learn ways to become more environmentally responsible. Through gardening and nature hikes, they become more aware and appreciative of their natural surroundings. The Akron Rotary Camp also has a living reptile and amphibian program. This program is a living sensory opportunity for our campers. Campers can feel, look, and learn about caring for others.
Cooking programs are fun and provide campers with new opportunities to try food. These hands on snacks and creations are typically geared towards healthy snacks that the campers can make at home.
Our Rex Lake location has a sensory rooms where campers can spend time choosing their preferred sensory stimulation. In small groups campers enjoy different lights, sounds, aromas, and textures. Through these sensory experiences, campers demonstrate more self control and can enjoy further the other activities that Akron Rotary Camp offers.
This program will introduce campers to digital photography. Through their eyes we will be able to see how our campers view Akron Rotary Camp, the natural environment, and the world. These captions may end up on our print materials, website, and other media outlets.
Music and Dance
Could you imagine camp with out songs? Music is a core piece of many of the activities throughout the day. Whether it’s a grace at a meal, between activities, and especially during campfires campers enjoy many songs. During specific music programs campers have the opportunity to work with rhythm instruments and create their own pieces of art. Dance is another program that campers enjoy tremendously. Line dancing and creative movements give campers the opportunity to stretch, exercise, and develop a passion for new recreational activities