Posted by Mandy Sheldon on Jun 08, 2018
The Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, MO is approaching its 100th birthday in 2024. With that date in mind, the Youth Camp Board of Directors put a plan together for much needed camp improvements and maintenance to be completed by the Camp’s Centennial. Camp Board President Dan Nenonen presented the plan to the Kansas City Rotary Club 13 Foundation, which then stepped up to pledge $250,000/year for the next four years to pay for the camp improvements.
The first campers at the Rotary Youth Camp arrived in 1924, and four years later in 1928, the property was put in trust to be used perpetually for a youth camp. The camp has been a signature project of the Rotary Club of Kansas City ever since. The Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation supports the camp every year, providing nearly half of the yearly budget.
Planned projects over the next year include upgrades to the existing barn, which is older than camp itself, maintenance to the pool house and equipment, as well as landscaping improvements.
Each year, hundreds of campers of all shapes, sizes and abilities visit camp at no cost. It’s truly a life-changing place, one that Rotarians in Kansas City are proud to support and continue supporting so that we can continue to provide a camping experience for all kids.
If you wish to help the camp fulfill its mission, please visit the camp website