January 16, 2012
Rotary Camp Florida Celebrate 20 Years Of Service To Special Needs Children
Rotary’s Camp Florida is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The camp provides children with special needs and challenges the opportunity to attend camp and be treated just like any other child who goes to camp.
Rotary’s Camp Florida is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Located in Brandon, Rotary Camp Florida sits on 18 lakefront acres. The camp’s mission is to foster children with special needs and challenges and allows them to realize their full potential while at the camp, despite any obstacles they may face.
Jim Harmon, Executive Director of Rotary’s Camp Florida said, “Rotary’s Camp Florida is an important asset to the community. We are an avenue for children and adults with challenges to be able to experience the same fun and joy that we did as children.” Harmon added, “For some children, this may be their final year of life, and we are grateful to provide a place for them to enjoy life. We are excited to celebrate 20 years of service.”
You can help celebrate Rotary’s Camp Florida’s 20th Anniversary by attending Tampa North Rotary Club’s Taste of Italy Fundraiser on Thursday, February 23, at 6 p.m. at T. Pepin Hospitality Centre located at 4121 N. 50th St. in Tampa. Tickets to the event are $25.00 and are available from Tampa North Rotary Club (www.tamparotary.org) or at the camp.
Rotary Camp Florida is supported by the community and Rotary Clubs both monetarily and through gifts of service of time and labor. On Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, you can work at the Camp’s Work Days.
Randy Kizer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rotary’s Camp Florida said, “For 20 years, the camp has helped children with special needs who live in and out of the state of Florida.” Kizer added, “You can celebrate our 20th Anniversary by making a tax deductible donation to the camp. Without the support of the community, we could not help so many children as we do each and every year.” Rotary Camp Florida is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Rotary Camp Florida exists thanks to the generosity and commitment of 25 local business leaders. 20 years ago these leaders guaranteed the mortgage on the camp when the property was purchased. Local Rotary Clubs have stepped up and continue to step up and support the camp.
Please visit www.rotarycampflorida.com or call 654-4042.