Give the Gift of Camp

Creating positive memories for foster kids.

A fundraising campaign for Royal Family Kids Camp Belvidere

Each summer we invite children from our community who have been abused, removed from their homes and placed in foster care to camp for a week.  The focus of camp is to create a week of hope and positive childhood memories, for foster children.  Each counselor spends the week mentoring two campers. This 2-1 ratio allows meaningful relationships to be formed. Camp activities are designed to provide hope and to build confidence and trust.

Who Are Our Campers?

Royal Family is specifically designed for boys and girls 7-11 years old that live in foster care. Children, who have been neglected, abused, abandoned and possibly separated from their siblings.  Children, whose only memories are of distrust, perpetual anger and low self-esteem. Children, who are victims, longing to be loved and accepted.

What Do We Do While There?

Have FUN!!  We have all the typical camp activities– rock climbing, low ropes challenge course, zip lining, swimming, high ropes course.  The morning Breakfast Club teaches life lessons and problem solving skills.

EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY is the highlight of the week. Each campers birth is celebrated with games cake and presents. Happy Birthday is sung to each camper individually. For some this is the first time anyone has celebrated their birthday.

How Does Royal Family Kids’ Make A Difference?

Camp   For one week our campers experience unconditional love. Counselors and staff  are screened and trained to relate to the special needs of abused and neglected children. For each counselor, there are only two children.   Allowing “Royal Family Kids” to receive maximum positive interaction. Camp activities and recreation are designed to promote success and self-esteem within our campers.

Each camp has a Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, Coach, Nurse, Social Worker and other support staff.  Their role….to give lots of encouragement, read stories, and most importantly listen.

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