Each July 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 memories, better memories for the children. Royal Club offers us an opportunity to continue to be in relationship with our campers. We continue to be present in their lives. The goal is to serve as mentors to these children by offering hope, extending compassion. We work to rebuild trust, self-confidence and hope.
Who Are Our Campers?
Royal Family is specifically designed for boys and girls 7-11 years old that live in our community. Children, who have been neglected, abused, abandoned and possibly separated from their siblings living in foster care. 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.