Campfire News
    2nd Quarter - 2016
Our Mission: To provide special needs user groups with clean, safe, "barrier free" camping facilities.
Campamento Alegia
Campamento Alegia is a celebration of life held every 3 years for a special group of Latin women, 21 years and over, that have a very special relationship with Cancer. These women get together to share information as to how to help each other live day to day and see that they have friends that understand and can guide them.
Diabetes "Bring A Friend" Camp
Epilepsy Services Family Camp Weekend
Baby F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Baby F.R.I.E.N.D.S. a support group for babies with Downs Syndrome

Faces of Courage
A non-profit organization located in the Tampa Bay area that offers free camps and events for women,men and children with cancer and blood illnesses. 
APD Disability Fair
RCF hosted the ADP Disability Fair this year. Many disability groups came out to network with other groups to increase awareness and provide more services to the communities they serve. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. was there with a concession stand. 
Pepin Academy
Pepin Academy is a tuition-free charter school committed to creating professional learning communities through innovative practices to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.
What's Happening around "Campfunisforus"
Rotary's Camp Florida Welcomes Brenda Rouse as Resource Development Director
Rotary's Camp Florida is pleased to announce that Brenda Rouse has joined our team as the new Resource Development Director. She is a leading expert on professional development and life coaching.
You could say she began her nonprofit career at the age of seven. Her mother would be the street captain for organizations such as The American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy, The American Heart Association, The Red Cross and the March of Dimes. She begged to go door-to-door to make the collection. She would show up at a neighbor’s house clutching the large envelope and sharing the prescribed success story of the campaign. And so was born Brenda’s desire to serve her community through fundraising, compassionate service delivery, and nonprofit work.
Brenda graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Mass Communications and has worked at WFLA TV and Radio, CBS and Brinks Armored Services. Once she discovered the joy associated with non-profit work, she served with The American Red Cross, the United Way and The Spring of Tampa Bay. She served most recently as Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Manager at Hillsborough Community College.

Brenda resides in Tampa with her husband of 32 years, their three adult children and many cats. In addition to her professional work, Brenda has volunteered in leadership roles for various community organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa, American Red Cross Youth, GFWC Tampa Lakes Junior Woman’s Club, Ad2 Tampa Bay, PTA/PTSA Florida, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Zonta Club of Tampa. 
Executive Director Liz Fields is Honored with Paul Harris Fellowship
Rotary Club of Pinellas Park Volunteers!!
"Where in Rotary is Liz Fields"
Executive Director Liz Fields visited several clubs this quarter: Rotary Club of Brandon, Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside, Rotary Club of Ft. Lauderdale, Rotary Club of Ft. Myers Sunrise, Rotary Club of Lakeland South, Rotary Club of Marco Island Noon, Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys, and Rotary Club of West Bradenton.
If you know of a group that is interested in finding out more information about the camp, please contact the office at 813-653-7200 to schedule a presentation. 
This Quarter's Supporters

“Allow the way to your great work to be guided by your service to others.” 
~ Mollie Marti


Rotary's Camp Florida would like to thank our 2nd Quarter donors:


Tom Borst
Bouchard Insurance
Combined Federal Campaign
District 6950 Rotary Alumni
Epilepsy Services Foundation
Douglas Graska
HG Brown & Associates
Mr. & Mrs. James Holloman
Brynn Howie
Tom Kazbour
Mr. & Mrs. Art McKay
Mr. & Mrs. Rhys Moore
Rotary Club of Bonita Springs - AM
Rotary Club of Brandon
Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast
Rotary Club of Central Pinellas
Rotary Club of Clearwater East
Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside
Rotary Club of Estero 

Rotary Club of FishHawk/Riverview
Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches
Rotary Club of Indian Rocks
Rotary Club of Inverness
Rotary Club of Jupiter-Tequesta
Rotary Club of Lakeland South
Rotary Club of Lutz
Rotary Club of New Port Richey
Rotary Club of New Tampa
Rotary Club of Pinellas Park
Rotary Club of Sebring
Rotary Club of Seminole
Rotary Club of Tampa Bay
Rotary Club of Tampa North
Rotary Club of the Villages 
Rotary Club of Ybor City
Rotary EClub of Southeast USA

Rotary Foundation of Florida
R.W. Harris Inc.
Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Sports Club Foundation

How can you help RCF raise funds?

Matching Gifts

Want to make your gift dollars go further? You may be able to do just that through your company's matching gift program. Thousands of companies, small and large, have Matching Gift programs that will match one-for-one, or even double, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Your employer may be one of them!

If your company has a Matching Gift program, all you to have to do is check with your benefits department.

So check today to see if your company’s matching gift program will help you maximize your support for Rotary's Camp Florida and help make the difference in the life of a child.

Help Us Fundraise When You’re on eBay!


eBay Giving Works is an easy, effective way to show your support for Rotary's Camp Florida! The next time you’re buying or selling on eBay, please give it a try.

How it Works

Use eBay Giving Works to list items on eBay and donate 10% to 100% of your listing’s final sale price to us. It’s an easy way to sell your unwanted items while helping RCF raise funds for our mission.

Enjoy the Benefits!

  • Your listing will benefit from several unique program features that have been proven to attract more buyers and raise awareness of our cause such as the eBay Giving Works ribbon and enhanced searchability.

  • Plus your listings will automatically qualify for the eBay Giving Works Fee Credit Benefit External Link and you’ll receive a tax-receipt for your donation.

Get Started

1. Click “Customize your listing”

2. Look for the “eBay Giving Works” field (Click “Add or Remove Options” if you don’t see it) in the     Sell Your Item form in the "Choose how you’d like to sell your item" area

3. Choose “Select a new nonprofit”

4. In the pop-up window that appears, type “[Your Nonprofit Name]” in the “Nonprofit Name or     Keyword” field

5. Select [Your Nonprofit Name] and a percentage (10-100%) you wish to donate to us (please note:     there is a $1 minimum donation if your item sells)

Shop to Show Your Support!

You can also support us by shopping for items that are being sold in aid of RCF on eBay! Be sure to visit our PayPal Giving Fund page on a regular basis to see all the great listings benefiting RCF.

 Support our scholarship program. Purchase a Memory Brick in honor of someone, to promote your business, or to remember a loved one.

Each time you go to a participating Jiffy Lube location present your discount card and receive 25% off your oil change and the camp will receive $3!!! Cards are available in the camp office or can be mailed upon request.

Help RCF every time you get your oil changed with this reusable discount card!!!

Use Goodsearch to find and purchase items online and Rotary's Camp Florida can receive a portion of your purchase. Plus each time you use Goodsearch instead of Google the camp earns money.
Remember orders placed through Amazonsmile support Rotary's Camp Florida. 

Rotary's Camp Florida promotes Sun Safety & Awareness.
Groups visiting RCF are given Bullfrog Sunscreen that was graciously donated by
Sun & Skin Care Research LLC.

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*Campfire News - 2nd Quarter Newsletter 2016*

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