Resolution J2469-2013

Honoring the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary



  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp upon the
occasion of their 50th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
honor  those  esteemed  organizations  that provide significant opportu-
nities for fellowship and outdoor activities for young people with disa-
bilities in this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Genesee Valley Rotary Camp upon the occasion of their 50th  Anniversary;
  WHEREAS,  The Genesee Valley Rotary Camp is a one week summer camp for
young people with various disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, The camp takes place every summer during August at  Camp  Sam
Wood,  a  beautifully  wooded site in Pike, New York; the Genesee Valley
Rotary Camp serves approximately 100 campers and employs about 60  staff
members each summer; and
  WHEREAS,  Activities  at the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp include Adven-
ture, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Music, Nature,  Physical  Education  and
Riflery; campers can also enjoy an in-ground pool and play on basketball
courts; and
  WHEREAS, The Genesee Valley Rotary Camp was first established in 1963,
as  a not-for-profit organization serving children and young adults from
Livingston, Steuben, Wyoming and Allegany counties, specifically includ-
ing the towns of Dansville, Wayland, Geneseo, Avon, Perry, Mount Morris,
Livonia, Lima, Fillmore, Pavilion, Nunda, Belmont, Caledonia -  Mumford,
Cuba, Friendship and Wellsville; and
  WHEREAS,  There  is no cost for the camp experience; financial support
is provided by the Rotary  Clubs  of  the  Genesee  Valley  and  through
private donations; and
  WHEREAS, Staff members come from diverse backgrounds including special
education  teachers  and  high school and college students interested in
working with children with disabilities; working at the camp has  become
a family tradition for many of the staff members; and
  WHEREAS, Every year, a theme is selected for the week; previous themes
include  animals,  cars,  the  Wild  West, Dr. Seuss, outer space, super
heroes, pirates and many more; and
  WHEREAS, Awards are presented annually to outstanding campers  at  the
end  of  each camp week for Camper of the Year and Most Spirited Camper;
Rookie of the Year and Veteran of the Year awards also are presented  to
an  outstanding  first year counselor and an outstanding veteran counse-
lor; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the years, the  Genesee  Valley  Rotary  Camp  has
provided  an  invaluable  experience  to many young people who might not
have had the opportunity to experience the joys  of  summer  camp;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp upon the  occasion  of  their  50th
Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp.


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