Confronting Abuse and Loving Kids!
The mission of Royal Family KIDS – Cowlitz County is to transform our local community by interrupting cycles of neglect, abuse, and abandonment of children in the foster care system. Too often these children find themselves on paths to academic failure, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, sex trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration. At our summer camps and mentoring programs dedicated to changing the trajectory of these young lives, we strive to plant seeds of hope, happiness, and wholeness. By healing the scars of the past, we hope to transform these children into resilient adults with the ability to overcome challenges and be successful and healthy members of our community.
We serve children, ages 7-11, in foster care in Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties, including Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Woodland, Kalama, Cathlamet, Skamokawa, Rosburg, Grays River, Deep River, Altoona and East Cathlamet, Washington.
Annually, 3.6 million cases of child abuse, neglect or abandonment are reported in America.
One of these victims dies every six hours due to that abuse. But you can make a difference — through your support of Royal Family KIDS.
Royal Family KIDS, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
Activities are purposefully designed to be non-competitive and non-threatening while allowing children to experience success.
“Why “Royal?” Because regardless of how these kids have been treated in the past, we get the opportunity to introduce them to our heavenly Father who loves them more than anything. As children of the King, they are princes and princesses, and it is our delight to treat them royally while providing many first-time experiences like learning to ride a bike, having s’mores around the campfire, or enjoying a birthday party where they are celebrated. Our hope is that each child will feel safe, loved, and worthy, and that they will continue to return as a camper, or even a counselor in the future.
WE ARE 100% DONATION-BASED AND 100% VOLUNTEER RUN. Though Royal Family KIDS is an international organization that has been around since 1985, our first local camp was held in July of 2018. It was only by partnering with churches, businesses and individuals within the community that we were, and will continue to be, successful. Every person involved in Royal Family KIDS is gifting us with their time. Not a dollar of funding is guaranteed.
For 2020, our goal is to raise $50,000 to take 32 campers and 48 adults to camp and to invite 10 of those campers back during the 2020-2021 school year to be part of our first mentoring club.
CAMP 2020 UPDATE: Click here.
MENTOR CLUB STATUS: Click here.