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Akron Rotary Camp

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Person: JD Detsch
Phone: 330.644.4512
Agency: Rotary Club of Akron
Email: jeremyd@akronymca.org
Website: http://www.akronymca.org/GotCamp/

Akron Rotary Camp offers several respite programs throughout the year as well as summer day and overnight camps. They serve ages 6-adulthood. The goals are to increase camper’s independence and self-esteem; develop social skills; and to further strengthen the family unit by providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for individuals with disabilities.

Weekend respite- Campers arrive on Friday evening and stay through Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend campers enjoy traditional camp activities, as well as special seasonal ones.

Adult respite getaway weekend- These are structured like the weekend respite program, but with the adult camper in mind.

Day respite- These respite groups provide a chance for children with special needs an opportunity to interact with well trained staff and engage in fun and developmentally appropriate camp activities.

School's out respite- Developed to provide families with a place to send their campers when they don't have school during winter break. Campers of any age are welcome.

Summer overnight camp- Children and adults with disabilities learn new skills, develop friendships, and gain independence through this one week overnight experience. Ages 6-17

Summer day camps- Campers enjoy traditional camp activities, while spending each night at home. Various locations.

Sibling summer camp- For one week the siblings of campers, ages 6-17, get to spend a week at camp. Typically developing campers will leave camp with a new appreciation for their brother or sister, and also find more ways to help their sibling with the challenges they may face every day.

Visit the Rotary Camp website or search their Event Calendar for current dates and rates.

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