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Service above self
Rotary Youth Camp is for children and young adults with special needs or who are disadvantaged.
Imagine a place you can go to get away—to escape, even for a short while—where you’re free to be yourself, unconstrained, unabashed, and unafraid. That’s the Rotary Youth Camp. Our goal is to create life-changing moments for our young campers, many of whom live with physical, mental, or emotional challenges. They need a place to grow, laugh, and experience life’s firsts as their authentic selves. That’s why, with the support of donors and community partners, the 40-acre Rotary Youth Camp welcomes nonprofit groups to host camps free of charge. Through our camps and activities, we embrace and empower the youth of Greater Kansas City, regardless of race, income, age, gender, or disability. A century of cherished memories, transformative experiences, and children’s joy radiate from these campgrounds and shape our traditions of changing lives one camper, one parent, and one volunteer at a time.