Royal Family Kids Camp

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Royal Family Kids Camp Thousand Oaks (RFKC) is a free summer camp experience for children in the Ventura & LA county Foster Care System. These children, ages 7-12, with a history of abuse or neglect, benefit from a safe and fun camp environment, designed specifically for them!  Activities include: swimming, dancing, music, a talent show, cookies with "grandma and grandpa", engaging bible stories, thoughtful activities and art projects, cabin stories, dress up, games on the lawn, lizard catching, tea parties, and a big "Everybody's Birthday" Party celebration.

Our desire is to treat each camper like royalty, with a volunteer staff that feels like family.

This overnight camp will take place August 7th-12, 2022 at an awesome campsite in Malibu.
Camp Director:  Katie Shull
Contact The Camp: RFKCthousandoaks@gmail.com // (805) 407-1363

Volunteer information

We need your help to give abused and neglected kids a chance to be a kid, have fun, belong, and experience God’s love. Because RFKC's #1 priority is safety for our vulnerable campers, an application, background check, interview, and a day of training is required for all of our week long volunteers. This is not required of our part time volunteers who are coming to put on the "Girls Tea Party" on August 9th or the "Everybody's Birthday Party" on August 10th. You may fill more than one role during your time at camp!

find your fit:

Want to work with/support campers?

Counselor
For every counselor willing to spend the entire week at camp, another camper is able to attend. Training is mandatory. Counselors arrive at camp the day before the campers to prepare the cabins and welcome the campers as they arrive. Each counselor is responsible for two campers in order to provide the very best care, show them God’s love, and make sure they have the best week ever! One assistant counselor works with every two regular counselors. We need 5 men, and 5 women.

Dean of Men's and Women's Counselors
This is a leadership role to give encouragement/ guidance for counselors. May help troubleshoot with behavior concerns and serve counselors as needed.

Child Specialist
Must be a psychologist, licensed social worker, or therapist- Helps with students whose behavior is challenging.

Hospitality Host
Keeps the staff break/work room organized, refills supplies as needed. Creates a calm space and supports and encourages camp staff.

Registration Helpers
Registration helpers will get all the children registered when they arrive, get the children’s belongings gathered and labeled, ensure children go to all check-in stations, hand out the children’s camp T-shirt and name tags.

Want to make camp
especially fun?

Activity Center Coordinator
 Organizes, plans, and facilitates craft/ activity centers for campers

Coach (Games leader)
Skilled in teaching non-competitive games. Excellent encourager and makes sure everyone has fun!

Grandpa and Grandma
Older adults (do not have to be a married couple) who can love the campers like their own adopted grandkids. You go to camp activities, sit with campers, play dress up, make a craft, or participate in games as you’d like, etc.

Photographer/ Videographer
Many photos are essential! All campers are sent home with a photo album!

Skilled Volunteer
Are you passionate about a hobby that you could bring to camp? Crafting? Sewing? Woodworking? Fishing? Etc.? Let us know what kind of activity you are passionate about and we’d love to have you share that with the campers!

Staff Assistants
 Perfect for 16/17 year olds who want to get involved! Help around camp as needed! Crafts/ Games/ etc.

Want to make camp safe?

Child Placement Coordinator (Administrative skills)
The mediator between social services and camp- in charge of ensuring that campers and their paperwork/medication/info is up to date. This role is mostly needed in the months leading up to camp, and at camp registration morning.

Nurse
Licensed nurse needed! Many students need to take daily medication. We may split the week between 2 nurses if full commitment can’t work.

Night Watch
Volunteers to stay up all night long to make sure students are safe.

Want to help teach God’s love?

Bible Curriculum Coordinator
leadership role in charge of coordinating chapel and breakfast club (morning chapel-like gatherings) All curriculum/scripts/music is provided.

Music Director
Skilled in leading small/ large group worship, organizational skills. RFK provides pre-recorded music!

Chapel Team
We need teachers, puppeteers, music/ dance leaders, a drama team, and A/V help. All lessons/ scripts/ music provided!

Not able to come to camp?

Fundraising Team
Speak to businesses/ Rotary/ other community groups to share the RFK vision and ask for financial donations.

Registration Coordinator
Administrative skills- Help morning of camp registration so that all details are accounted for, the process is smooth, and kids feel safe.

Welcome Home Coordinator
Organizes a meal for all the camp volunteers the night camp finishes. This is an important time for all camp volunteers to debrief.

Prayer Partner Coordinator
Communicates between camp/prayer warriors updates and prayer needs.

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