Fun and Excitement, All Day Long!

Summer 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.

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.

If you have any questions about anyone of the programs listed, please feel free to call the camp office at 330.644.4512.


Ages 6-21 ∙ Monday-Friday ∙ 9am - 4pm



Ages 6-21 ∙ Monday-Friday ∙ 9am - 4pm



Ages 6-21 ∙ Monday-Friday ∙ 9am - 3pm


Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop-Off Procedure

Rex Lake Day Camp:
Parents/caregivers are required to provide transportation to and from camp. *Drop-off is between 8:45am and 9:15am. Drop-off is in-front of the Judy and Roger Read Lodge. The counselor from your child's Day Camp group will be contacted, to come and meet, and take your camper to their assigned group. If you camper takes medication during the day, you will check in the medication with our health staff. All medications for the week will be checked-in on Monday morning. Camp activities begin at 9:20am. Please remember to pack a lunch for your camper. 
*Drop-off not accepted prior to 8:45am.


Portage Trailblazers Day Camp:
Drop off times is between 8:45am-9:15am. Staff are unable to supervise campers before this indicated time. If your camper will be arriving late or is being called off for the day, please contact us by phone at the site.

Pick-Up Procedure

Rex Lake Day Camp:
Parents/caregivers are required to provide transportation to and from camp. Check-out is between 3:45pm-4:15pm. Your camper's group will be contacted and the counselor will bring your camper to meet you in the pick-up line with all their belongings. Medication check-out will be on Friday afternoon. All medications need to be taken home for the weekend. 

Portage Trailblazers Day Camp:
Pick up times are from 2:45pm-3:15pm. All campers are required to sign out daily with a staff member. Rotary Camp reserves the right to ask for photo identification.

What to Bring to Camp

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.

  • 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 (to be checked in with the health staff on Mondays)
  • 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.