Mission: PROVIDE POSITIVE MEMORIES FOR ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AGE 7 TO 11 IN A FREE ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE IN A CHRISTIAN SETTING.
Results: We are currently taking 5% of the children, ages 6-12, in foster care in the United States to experience a week of camp in the cathedral of the outdoors.
Target demographics: Children, ages 6-12, that have experience abuse, abandonment or neglect.
Programs: Royal family kids, inc. (rfk) recruits, trains, supports and monitors indivudual churches throughout the united states and over the world to enable these churches to conduct a one-week, free summer camp, and a weekly mentoring and monthly club program. Both programs are for foster children in their community, ages 7 to 11, and both are operated in accordance with the rfk policies and procedures, which include specialized volunteer clearance and training. The camps have a counselor-to-camper ratio of 1 to 2. Over 7,300 foster children and more than 11,000 volunteers participated in 197 camps in 38 states and nine foreign countries in 2013. Approximately 92,000 foster children have participated in these camps since the organization's inception. Thirty-nine mentor and club programs operated in 10 states and in australia in 2013. Mentors were matched with over 690 children for four hours per month of one-on-one mentoring, with a successful completion rate of 91%. A total of 1223 adults participated in mentoring and in monthly club meetings during this school-year program. Camps and clubs/mentors are operated by christian churches representing 26 denominations. The objective is for each camper to also participate in school year rfk activities.
I was a volunteer Camp Director for 10 years. i can personally tell you that the camp not only changes the lives of the children, but it also changes the lives of the adults who give a week of their vacation for the lives of the fatherless and orphan. Now, since Royal Family KIDS has added Clubs and Mentors to the child's opportunities, i have no doubt that it is the premier camp and mentor club experience in the United States.