What to bring on your adventure

Campers are very active while at camp, so we suggest that you not send new clothing and instead should be practical and clean. In order to keep track of your camper's clothing, please put your camper's name on each item of clothing and equipment. Unclaimed clothing will be kept at camp for two weeks and after each summer camp session ends, it will be donated to local charitable organizations.

Please do not bring any of the following: CDs, radio or MP3 players or iPods, pocketknives, BB guns, cell phones, matches or fireworks. Gum, candy, pop or food as it may attract critters.

Overnight Camps

The following is a suggested list of clothing for the camp experience. Baggage should be limited to one suitcase and a bedroll. This list can be used as an inventory and taped on the inside of your camper's suitcase to aid them when checking out.

 Necessary items include:

  • Sleeping bags or sheets & blankets
  • Pillows
  • Dirty laundry bag
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts
  • 1-2 sweatshirts
  • Swim suit
  • 1 jacket/sweater
  • Comb or brush
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • 2 bath towels
  • 2 washcloths
  • Pairs of socks
  • Pajamas
  • Appropriate footwear*
  • 1 pair of swimming shoes
  • 2 pairs of pants/jeans
  • 3-4 pairs of shorts
  • Pairs of underwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Medications
  • Water Shoes

    Optional:
  • Flashlight
  • Box/bucket for toiletry items
  • Camera/film
  • Brimmed hat
  • Water Bottles
Day Camps

  • Backpack
  • Change of clothes
  • Appropriate footwear*
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear (if applicable)
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Extra snack (camp provides one)
  • Any prescription medications in the original bottle with correct dosage
  • Any notes or messages to the camp staff about the camper or program


*Campers spend many hours running around outside throughout the week and therefore need shoes that protect their feet and provide support. Flip flops and shoes that do not cover toes and heels are not appropriate footwear for camp. Campers are required to wear shoes at all times.

Contact Information

Akron Rotary Camp
4460 Rex Lake Dr.
Akron, Ohio 44319
(330) 644-4512
(330) 644-1013 (fax)