Respite Weekends are a great way for your camper to ease into overnight camp.
Respite Weekends are fun-filled weekend camp-outs held throughout the year at Rotary Camp. Children and adults with disabilities are eligible to attend. Campers arrive on Friday evening and stay through Sunday morning.
The goals of our Respite programs 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.
Parents/caregivers are required to provide transportation to and from camp. Check-in is on Friday evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm* in the Rennick and Dee Andreoli Recreation and Resource Center. Camp activities begin at 7:00pm. Please make sure the camper eats dinner before arrival, as Rotary Camp will only provide a healthy snack for Friday night. *Check-in is not accepted prior to 6:00pm.
Check-out in between 10:00am-11:00am on Sunday morning. Parents/caregivers are required to sign out their campers upon arrival (Please bring proper identification). Pick-up will be in-front of the Judy and Roger Read Lodge. Campers will be called from their cabins.
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.
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
- Dirty laundry bag
- Rain coat or poncho
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 1-2 sweatshirts
- Swim suit
- 1 jacket/sweater
- Comb or brush
- 2 bath towels
- 2 washcloths
- Pairs of socks
- Appropriate footwear*
- 1 pair of swimming shoes
- 2 pairs of pants/jeans
- 3-4 pairs of shorts
- Pairs of underwear
- Mosquito repellent
- Water Shoes
- Box/bucket for toiletry items
- 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.