Posted by Amanda Warner

Akron Rotary Camp Regatta
Funds Dining Hall

Kitchen Upgrades
at Akron Rotary Camp.

On Saturday, September 23, nearly 500 guests attended the Akron Rotary Camp Regatta on the shores of Rex Lake. It was the perfect summer evening as guests were greeted with signature Champagne cocktails; enjoyed boat rides, s’mores around the camp fire, and had a chance to explore the camp and all it has to offer. The evening was capped off with a spectacular fireworks display over the Portage Lakes.
Thank you to our co-chairs, Bill and Suzanne Manby and Joe and Nicolle Swiatkowski for all their hard work and dedication to make this event a phenomenal success, as we raised over $691,000! Proceeds of the event will be used for much needed updates to the current dining hall and kitchen. Through this renovation we will improve the overall dining experience for every camper, but also build a sensory sensitive dining space for our campers who need it, because of sensory processing disorders.  The renovations will also include updates in the kitchen so we can meet current health department standards, additional storage for tables and chairs, and ADA accessible bathrooms.  It will be named the Roger and Judy Read Lodge for their longtime support to Akron Rotary Camp. 
We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our Akron Rotary Club, Akron Rotary Foundation, and many other donors, volunteers, and supporters throughout our community. TOGETHER we will continue to create a world where there are only abilities!