Our Club's Mission:
The purpose of the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club is to be a service club that focuses on caring for the youth of our community while participating in Rotary’s global efforts.
Girls Camp 2018 Video
Lake Wales had held an annual boys' camp for 27 years, but needed enough women in the club to band together to organize the girls' camp. Girls Camp was created in 2011 with a motto of I AM: Smart, Unique, Important, Beautiful, and Fun. The camp is completely free to the children who are chosen from the five local elementary schools by their principals as very deserving children. At a typical camp 60 plus girls have the time of their lives experiencing things most of them have never before experienced before and throughout their time at camp, there is 'quiet mentoring' going on while the girls have fun with different camp experiences. Girl's Camp is an annual event, hosted at Lake Aurora Christian Camp just before Presidents day in February.
Our goal is always to positively impact 60+ local girls' lives by offering a fun filled and mentored weekend. Our counselors reinforce the idea that the key to their future success is to continue to be good students with good behavior and this is what has earned them the right to attend a totally free weekend camp.
Camp offers these girls new experiences such as archery, paddle-boats, canoes, and a camp fire with s'mores. The girls have the opportunity to participate in hay rides, arts & crafts, glamour shots, scavenger hunts, a dance party, and even perform in team skits. Before camp was over the girls were asked to tell the group what camp meant to them. It warmed all of our hearts to hear things like 'I am so happy that I finally have friends'. Many expressed that they felt they had overcome some fears while at camp and we heard multiple times 'I feel important' and ' I learned it's ok to be me ' I'm unique'.
Our 16 counselors are special young women, most of them elementary grade teachers, who want to make a difference in these girls lives without expecting anything in return. Thanks to them, they offer a memory filled, special weekend for girls who needed to feel special.
Girl's Camp Past Videos
Girl's Camp 2017
Girl's Camp 2016
Girl's Camp 2015
Girl's Camp 2014
Girl's Camp 2013
Girl's Camp 2012