One of our most effective interventions is a 5-day summer camp where we serve children ages 7-11 years old. Camp is where many kids get to be kids – often for the first time in their young lives.
Royal Family KIDS Camp fosters resiliency, self-esteem, hope and positive memories. The camp curriculum and activities are woven through the modality of Trust-Based Relational Intervention to ensure our children are experiencing truly life giving activities throughout the 5-day experience.
Our Core Values:
Make Moments Matter
Treat People Royally
Keep Moving Forward
Join us in making moments matter for foster children.
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2023 Royal Family KIDS Camp
Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th
Important 2023 Dates:
- New Volunteer Training: Saturday May 20th, 10am-12pm @ Community of Hope
- All Volunteer Training: Saturday June 24, 9:30am-3:30pm @ Camp
- Work Party: Sunday July 16th, 1:30pm-5:30pm @ Community of Hope
- Sunday Training/Dinner: Sunday July 23rd, 5pm-7pm @ Camp
Camp Activities Include:
- Zip Line
- Horseback Riding
- Team Games
- Songs and Skits
- …and so much more!
Chapter Directors and volunteers go through intensive training, including a study of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect. We use an intensive screening process for all volunteers and staff. We operate with a strict ratio of two children per volunteer, though with a “back-up” volunteer for each counselor, the actual staff-to-camper ratio is often one to one.
There are strict policies to ensure child protection. While the campsite itself has been selected to provide a safe, fun place for the camp experience we do not offer this location out to parents/guardians. This is done to ensure the safety of our campers and staff throughout the week of camp.
“I really wanted to go to a camp that really got me. Where I could share my thoughts, feelings, and friendships too. One that would take me even with all of my issues and anger and anxiety. Royal Family KIDS Camp is a place where everyone is equally the same. This camp is like no other camp anyone will go to and I’ll never forget all the amazing experiences and memories that were made there. I would love to say thank you for all that you have done for me. I can’t wait to be a counselor there some day.”– Graduated RFK Camper
“No one was excluded. Everyone was close knit and accepting. My favorite part was making friends with kids just like me. Friends that last over the year. Names you’ll never forget and moments that will be stuck in you brain forever. Royal Family KIDS Camp helped make me who I am today, and that is someone I don’t want to change.”– Graduated RFK Camper
“I learned more about God then I thought I would. But it was in such a way that it stuck in my head. Memorizing scriptures, singing along to songs, watching plays performed by staff. I loved it! I remember this one play about building a house. They needed a firm foundation to building the house on like you need a firm foundation to build your faith in God. And the walls can’t be messily put together or everything will come crashing down. Your relationship with God, in fact any relationship is like that.”– Graduated RFK Camper
Royal Family KIDS Camp History
Royal Family KIDS Inc. began in Costa Mesa, California in 1985 to give foster children the opportunity to attend a summer camp where they can just be kids for a week. While there is an element of faith in the purpose of the camps, religion is never forced on any of the campers. Children of all faiths or no faith are welcome at camp. We value helping all kids to change the trajectory of their lives.
In 2006, Community of Hope Lutheran Church in Wilsonville, Oregon was granted the privilege of hosting a summer camp for foster children from Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and surrounding counties in Oregon under the guidance of Royal Family KIDS.
Wilsonville Royal Family KIDS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.