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Royal Family Kids' Camp

Care Center

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reating hope and positive memories for kids living in foster care

One week each summer, dozens of Willow volunteers—many from AXIS—head to Lake Geneva, WI to serve as counselors, teachers, and leaders at Royal Family Kids' Camp (RFKC), a national organization that provides a positive experience for children of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Through a week-long summer resident camp grounded in Christian values, RFKC serves abused kids ages 7–11 who are living in foster care within our neighborhoods in Lake, Cook, and McHenry counties.

How does RFKC make a difference?

For one week, these young campers experience unconditional love and fun. Counselors and staff are screened and trained for one-on-one interactions with children of neglect and abuse, learning how to relate to their special needs. Each counselor invests in only two campers, which allows Royal Family kids to receive dedicated interaction and attention with a safe, loving adult role model.

Royal Family Kids' Camp offers twice-a-day chapel time (providing a Promiseland-type experience with worship songs, drama, and teaching centered around biblical life lessons and values), outdoor recreation, crafts, and experiences strategically designed to promote success and self-esteem in the campers. Campers participate in an "Everyone's Birthday" party, a vital camp experience since many of these kids have never had their birthdays celebrated. At the end of the week, each camper receives a take-home memory bag containing gifts and keepsakes.

Can I volunteer with a Willow team?

Yes! RFKC needs volunteer counselors, nurses, social workers, musicians, actors, teachers, recreation leaders, craft leaders, and photographers. Learn more and sign up at barrington.royalfamilykids.org.

Contacts

Barton Francour
Royal Family Kids' Camp Director
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www.royalfamilykids.org