FOR CASEWORKERS


Thank you so much for your interest in having your child attend Royal Family Kids' Camp.  It is our goal that your efforts make a lasting impact in this child’s life. We want camp to be an extension of the pivotal work you're doing for your child.

Before you apply for camp, take notice of some important information listed below - including dates and our general process. We also wanted to take a moment to answer some frequently asked questions about the application process and camp.

 

Click each question to find the answer.

 

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

  • RFK Camp is happening June 19-23, 2017.
  • Applications are due by April 15, 2017.
  • You will be notified after May 1, 2017 if your camper has been selected to attend camp.
  • Campers attend RFK Camp free of charge.
  • If your child is no longer able to attend camp, you should contact Sylvia Gray immediately so another child can attend.

FAQs

Q. Why do you need applications by April 15th?

Answer: RFK is meant to be a very personalized experience. Elements of camp; such as personalized items, gifts, parties, etc. all require some time and planning to make camp extra special for each individual child. We also use this time to make sure we have our camp staff lined up to provide the 1-2 counselor to camper ratio.

Q. How do you decide who gets to come to camp?

Answer: Campers are chosen based on several criteria. First, applications received by the deadline are considered before those received late. Second, campers who have attended in previous years (and are still in the 7-12 age range) are given priority. Whenever possible, they will be matched with their camp counselor from the previous year. Third, campers who display the greatest need and/or hardship are considered before those in more stable situations.

Q. How many campers can you take?

Answer: Currently, our campground facilities allow us to bring up to 50 campers. Roughly, 25 girls and 25 boys.

Q. Where is the campground?

Answer: The campground we use is located in the Amite area. We do not publicize the camp location to ensure the safety of our campers. Once your child is accepted to attend camp, we have no problem making you aware of the location as well as contact numbers for the week of camp. We ask that you do not share this information with anyone.