FAQs

Camper Medications

Please ensure that your camper arrives at camp with a more-than-adequate supply of necessary medications. Medications must be in their original containers as labelled by the pharmacy. These labels should include the strength and dosage of the medication, instructions for its administration, and the prescribing physician’s name. Written instructions for the nursing staff are always helpful.

Medications are kept under lock and key in the camp infirmary and are distributed by the camp nurse as required. The infirmary always has household items such as Vaseline, headache and nausea medication, bandages, etc., so it is not necessary to send these items unless they are prescribed.


A Typical Day At Camp

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake-up / wash-up
  • 7:55 a.m. Flag raising
  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:15 a.m. Morning session I
  • 10:15 a.m. Morning session II
  • 11:15 p.m. Morning session III
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. Rest period
  • 2:30 p.m. Afternoon activity or free swim
  • 3:30 p.m. Snack break
  • 4:30 p.m. End program or swim
  • 5:00 p.m. Supper
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening activity
  • 8:30 p.m. Flag lowering
  • 8:45 p.m. Snack
  • 9:00 p.m. Wash-up / nurses’ rounds
  • 9:30 p.m. Camper lights out

Arrivals

The Camp Registrar will assign campers a check-in time on the first day of camp, which will be sent to you well in advance. Please make arrangements to arrive at your designated check-in time, as it enables a faster and more efficient process for both campers and staff.

Early arrival is discouraged, because Camp Rotary staff need time to prepare the cabins and registration materials. Early arrivals may be turned away, and instructed to return at their assigned check-in time.

Uniformed Camp Rotary staff will be on hand to greet you and help carry your luggage, and registration numbers are distributed upon arrival. Registration takes place in our recreation hall building, which is called Sussex Station.

Once your camper’s number is called, you may enter the building and begin the registration process. Inside Sussex Station, you will be able to talk with our senior staff, the nursing staff, the lifeguard, and the canoe instructor, and you will meet a counsellor who will show the camper to his or her cabin and help with luggage. At the cabin, there is ample opportunity to talk to the counsellors who will be taking direct care of your camper.

It is important for parents and/or guardians to stay until the camper has registered. Please do not leave until this process is complete.

Parents will be asked to provide a visitors’ permission list during registration. Individuals who are not on this list will not be allowed to visit with your camper.


Departures

Campers must leave camp before 11 a.m. on departure day. This is important, because lunch will not be served and afternoon medications will be packed for transport. The staff cannot begin cleanup for the next session until their responsibilities to the campers have ended. If an unforeseen incident will delay your arrival, please phone ahead.

The person who is picking up the camper must sign the camper out and provide photo identification.


Visiting Camp

Parents and/or guardians may visit camp on arrival day and departure day. Visitation during camp sessions is discouraged in order to prevent homesickness and disruption of camp routine. If a visit is absolutely necessary, please call the camp office in advance.


Attendants At Camp

If a camper requires a full-time attendant due to the nature of his or her disability, Camp Rotary will gladly make accommodation. Please notify us prior to the arrival of the attendant and indicate the attendant’s length of stay so that we can make arrangements.

Campers are allowed to leave camp grounds under the care of an attendant if they so desire, so long as the proper forms are completed and the Camp Director is given prior notice. While at camp, the attendant is subject to all camp rules and regulations. If a problem involving an attendant arises, the camper’s parent or guardian will be contacted and apprised of the situation.

Camp Rotary reserves the right to ask an attendant to leave should such action be warranted. Camp Rotary discourages parents from filling the role of attendant at camp.


The Tuck Shop

Camp Rotary operates a canteen and clothing store called the Tuck Shop. Campers are given the opportunity, once a day, to purchase from the available selection of snacks, souvenirs, and monogrammed Camp Rotary clothing. Each camper needs to bring extra cash to purchase these items.

Don’t forget – Camp Rotary also sells picture CDs that include every cabin’s photos. They’re a perfect way to treasure the memories of each camper’s experience.

Refreshments

  • Pop
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chips

Merchandise

  • Hoodies
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottles
  • Camp DVDs
  • Bracelets
  • Bumper Stickers