Royal Family KIDS (RFK) is a worldwide ministry of volunteers that has been serving abused, neglected, and abandoned foster children for 30 years.
RFKC Colorado Springs takes 70-80 foster children (ages 6 to 12) to an outdoor camp each summer a week of positive memories and royal treatment in a Christian Camp environment. We work directly with the Department of Human Services to invite foster children, age 6 to 12, to an incredible, fun, legacy-changing week at summer camp.
When a kid goes to RFKC, they receive the attention and encouragement of an adult Big Camper and his or her buddy Little Camper.
With over 90 adult volunteers at camp, we keep the ratio of safe, healthy, positive adults to children very low.
Each Camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities, designed for their success and to build self-esteem. For most of these children, it’s the best week of the year – a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid. During the school year following camp, Campers are eligible for one-to-one mentoring and once-a-month Club through our Mentoring Clubs program. “Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.” And there are superheroes amongst us here in Colorado Springs…foster children.
Did you know that 75% of the prison population is former foster kids? 80% of people on death row were in foster care at some point in their life. 50% of girls in foster care are pregnant by 19 and 50% of kids are HOMELESS within 18 months after aging out of foster care. On any given day in the United States, over 410,000 kids are in foster care. Right here in Colorado, we have 5,787 children in foster care and 1,730 in our 6- to 12-year age range. We believe in redeemed lives and turning the tide of abuse and neglect, bringing hope and a new vision for the future to these children, changing not only their present reality, but their future dreams and opportunities. Thanks for your interest and to so many of you for being passionate advocates on this journey called Royal Family KIDS!