The film CAMP was inspired by the amazing work of Royal Family KIDS, Inc. We wanted to share with you a little about who they are and their mission. If you want to know more they would love to hear from you.Click here to learn more about supporting your local camp.
For the forgotten KIDS,
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Who is Royal Family KIDS?
Royal Family Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the nation's leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Learn more about Royal Family KIDS at their website: http://www.royalfamilykids.org
Royal Family KIDS Camps
The primary purpose of Royal Family KIDS Camp is to give children a week of positive memories in a loving environment with the help of an encouraging camp counselor. By mobilizing local churches to sponsor a one-week camp for abused and neglected children ages 7-11 in their local community, RFK camps gets caring adults involved in the lives of children who need them most. Each camp has two very simple goals: make positive childhood memories for the kids and let them experience unconditional love from an adult. Many volunteers who go to camp are inspired to become mentors, become foster parents and even adopt children who need a loving, caring family.
Camp is FUN. Each camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities, designed for their success and to build self esteem. Activity centers, games, sports, hiking - sometimes swimming, fishing and horse-back riding - are all part of the program.
Camp is SAFE. Camp administrators and counselors go through intensive training from recognized professionals who teach dynamics of child abuse and neglect. There is also an intensive screening process for counselors and staff. Two children are assigned to each camp counselor and there is generally a "back-up" staff person for each counselor, so the actual staff-to-camper ratio is often one-to-one. This provides campers the adult attention they need.
Royal Family KIDS Clubs
Royal Family KIDS Clubs offers a way to mentor foster children at a critical developmental stage (ages 7-11) and build healthy new patterns that can change their lives. The program offers an intensive, year round program through multi-denominational neighborhood churches - with no fees charged to foster families - in a 2-step process.
SUMMER: Royal Family Kids Camp, free 5-day residential summer camps with one counselor for every 2 children. They build a week of positive memories.
SCHOOL YEAR: RFK campers now have the chance to join Royal Family KIDS Clubs/Mentoring for Foster Kids. They get a full school year of 1-to-1 mentoring (4 hours each month) from a trained adult, PLUS monthly club meetings and field trips. For more information on Royal Family KIDS Clubs please email JoanneF@RoyalFamilyKIDS.org