One of our most effective interventions is a 5-day summer camp. Camp is where many kids get to be kids – often for the first time in their young lives.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
3-5 referenced volunteers, usually from a local church, attend our specialised week-long RFK Director’s Training to establish a new RFK chapter.
Once training is completed a new chapter will fundraise, recruit and launch their own RFK-licensed program serving foster children ages 6-12 in their local community.
Each chapter is responsible for and operates their own RFK program filing compliance reports with RFK Inc. each year.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
RFK programs, including camps and mentoring clubs, are located across the United States for foster kids aged 6-12. We are also located in several other countries. Click below to see our current locations.
they receive the attention and encouragement of an adult camp counselor and his/her “buddy camper”. In addition, 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.
Some Activities Include:
Songs & Skits
Chapter Directors and volunteers go through intensive training, including a study of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect. We use an intensive screening process for all volunteers and staff. We operate with a strict ratio of two children per volunteer, though with a “back-up” volunteer for each counselor, the actual staff-to-camper ratio is often one to one.
There are strict policies for behavior for campers, volunteers and staff to ensure child protection. While the campsite itself has been selected to provide a safe, fun place for the camp experience.
DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
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