Camper Interest

Royal Family Kids Camp is a 5-day summer camp designed for foster children. The goal of camp is to help campers create positive, life-changing memories.

Testimonies of RFK

Social Worker Testimony:

“I have worked with kids that have gotten to go year after year and they can’t wait until the next summer camp. It is amazing to see the transformation that can happen in one short week. I have foster kids that will get out their memory book and show the pictures of camp over and over and tell stories.”

–Shelli Graves, Foster Care Specialist

Foster Parent Testimony:

“We just love the first hour after the children return. They have so much to say and so much to show us. The love and role modeling you present overwhelms us. We cannot begin to express our heartfelt thanks. Please believe us when we say this camp is one of the highlights of the children’s lives. They are so lucky to experience such fun and love.”

–Foster Mother

Application Process timeline

January - March:

Camper Interest materials are shared with foster families and social service workers, families with children in foster care are encouraged to submit a camper interest form during this time.

March/April:

Contacts from the Camper Interest Forms are made and applications are disbursed to families with foster children who meet our camp criteria.

April/May:

Applications and the paperwork (listed below) needs to be completed and returned. Consideration for camp is based on several factors including which applications are completed and returned first.

June

Acceptance letters will be sent out once volunteer numbers are confirmed.

July

A completed application including required documents and an acceptance letter are necessary for your camper to attend camp.Additional campers will be placed on a waiting list and notified of any changes.

Please include the following with your completed application:

• A Recent Picture

• Medical Release Form

• Immunization Records

• Prescription Information

• $10 Registration Fee

Frequently Asked Questions

When is camp?

Registration for camp begins Monday at 8:00am at New Covenant Church. Campers will take a bus to camp and will return to New Covenant Church on Friday at 4:00pm. The children will present a short program of camp songs when they return.

Where is camp?

For the protection of the campers, we keep the location undisclosed.

What is the cost?

The camp is funded through donations, so the only cost for campers is a $10 registration fee.

What will they do at camp?

The camp schedule is full of non-competitive, non-threatening and fun activities that will allow them to learn something new and experience activities like swimming, ziplining, playing in the lake, riding horses and much more.

What is the adult to child ratio?

Each child is paired with an adult counselor and there is a strict ratio of one adult counselor to every two campers, so each child will get plenty of attention.

How do I know the adults are safe?

All counselors and staff are volunteers who have been screened and trained to work with children at risk.

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