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Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in News |

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Gives $2,000 to Fund New Dock

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Gives $2,000  to Fund New Dock

Roger Mercado, President of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, is pleased to announce that the club has given $2,000 to Rotary’s Camp Florida to help build a new dock. The new dock is one of many improvements Camp Florida is planning to make to better accommodate future campers.

Rotary’s Camp Florida is a non-profit organization catering to children with special needs and challenges. Located in Brandon, Florida, the 21-acre camp can accommodate 50-100 occupants and is used by various groups for camp programs. Among the many amenities Rotary’s Camp Florida offers to camp groups are cabins with air conditioning and heat, a kitchen fully equipped for cooks or caterers, fully equipped archery range, 25-yard junior Olympic-size pool with a lift for wheel chairs, adaptive golf program, medevac helicopter landing area, and an infirmary that is chemotherapy and radiation capable.

“Rotary’s Camp Florida is a wonderful organization that offers a variety of activities for children with special needs. Rotary South is happy to be able to give them the funds they need to renovate the dock,” said Mercado.

Rotary’s Camp Florida was acquired by Rotary clubs throughout Florida in 1991. Rotary then began a restoration program to make the camp meet the full standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Camp Florida’s goal is to provide the necessary facilities for campers to have fun in a safe environment that can accommodate any special needs they may have. Rotary’s Camp Florida, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Florida Corporation and accepts donations in many forms. For more information on Rotary’s Camp Florida, visit http://www.rotaryscampflorida.com.

About Rotary Club of Fort Myers South

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is part of the Fort Myers community located in tropical southwest Florida on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit the website at http://www.rotarysouthftmyers.org/ for more information about the club and its activities.