FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We've compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most into one place as a reference. If you still have questions, you can download our parent handbook. For any additional information, please call the camp office at (330) 644-4512.

What should my Overnight Camper bring?

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. Please have your child’s name on all items.  Packing with your child helps them bring everything home. We suggest you pack the following items:

  • 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 Bottle

*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.

What should my Day Camper bring?

Please be sure to have your child’s name on all items.  

  • 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.

What should NOT be brought to camp?

Please do not bring any of the following:     

  • CD's / MP3 players / iPods
  • iPads (Unless it is used as a communication device.)
  • Cell phones   
  • Electronic games   
  • Pocket knives
  • BB guns 
  • Mathes or Fireworks
  • Candy / Gum / Pop / Food
  • Sports equipment
  • Pets
  • Gifts
  • Valuables

*Campers arriving in possession of Weapons (including pocket knives), tobacco, alcohol or drugs may be dismissed immediately.

What time is check-in and check-out?

OVERNIGHT CAMP: Check-in is on Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00ppm. Check-out is on Friday morning between 10:00am-11:00am.

DAY CAMP: Check-in Monday through Friday is at 9:30am. Check-out is at 3:45pm every day. Parents/Caregivers must provide transportation to and from camp.

You will need a valid photo ID and be listed as a release person on your camper's registration in order to check out your camper.

What if my camper has medication?

Campers must have a completed health form returned to camp two weeks before their check in date. All medications must be given to the Health Care Staff in their original containers during check in on the first day of camp. Prescribed medications must be clearly marked with the child's name, medication, and physician's name. Prescription medication can only be administered as directed on the bottle. For dosage changes, please bring a signed note from the physician describing the new dosage. Medication will be distributed at meal times and before bed time. 

What if I need to pick up my child early?

We want to be as prepared as possible for your arrival. If you need to pick your camper up at a different time than our normal check out, please call the camp office at (330) 644-4512 as soon as possible.

What forms do I need to fill out before arrival?

The Health Form/Authorized Pick UP is the most important form we need for your camper. Please complete this form two weeks prior to your camper's check in day. Rotary Camp needs to have all the current medical and behavioral information about your camper before they arrive. We keep all forms confidential and share information only on a need to know basis to the staff. 

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We serve three meals a day to our overnight and respite campers. Specialty diets including vegetarian, gluten free, and many others can be accommodated for. Rotary Camp is also a NUT FREE facility! If your camper has any dietary needs, please note them on the health form.