The primary purpose of Royal Family KIDS Camp is to give foster children ages 6-12 a week of positive memories and royal treatment in a Christian Camp environment. Royal Family KIDS Camps and Mentoring Clubs are located in more than 40 states providing foster kids (ages 6-12) with a life-changing camp experience! We are also located in several other countries.
When a kid goes to Royal Family KIDS Camp they receive the attention and encouragement of an adult Camp Counselor and his/her “buddy Camper”. In addition, each Camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities, designed for their success and to build self-esteem. For most of these children, it’s the best week of the year – a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid.
Our local camp, Royal Family KIDS Camp #118 (Oklahoma City) serves children in Oklahoma County that are in foster care. We take 24 children and approximately 60 staff members to camp annually. Our mission is to help provide a loving and safe environment for our campers so that they can create positive memories. At the same time, we are planting seeds of God’s love.
Camp Directors, Staff and Counselors go through intensive training, including a study of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, using recognized professionals in the field as faculty. There is also an intensive screening process for Counselors and Staff. Two Children – and only two – are assigned to each Camp Counselor. In addition, there is generally a “back-up” Staff person for each Counselor, so the actual Staff-to-Camper ratio is often one to one.
There are strict policies for behavior of Campers, Counselors and Staff which assure that there is never an opportunity for an unsafe or questionable situation. Additionally, several strict and important measures are taken to ensure the Camps are safe for the Children. The campsite itself has been especially selected to provide a safe, fun place for the camp experience. The food is even great!