Confronting Abuse and Loving Kids!
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. In South Dakota in 2010, there were 15,228 referrals for child abuse or neglect. Of those, 3838 were referred for investigation, finding 1435 children victims of abuse or neglect needing to be removed from their home.
But we are making a difference — through your support of Royal Family KIDS
Royal Family KIDS Camps are week-long overnight summer camps for children ages 6-12 who have been or currently are in foster care. Our Sioux Empire chapter serves children in Southeast South Dakota in Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties.
At Royal Family Kids Camps our campers receive one on one attention from safe, caring adults modeling a non-violent, positive way of life as an alternative to many of the negative, abusive situations which children of abuse and neglect have faced. For one week, instead of operating in survival mode, they can just be kids. With tea parties, crafts, woodworking, birthday parties, music, dress up and much more, these kids can feel “normal” and once again dream, believe and find new hope for their future.
Activities recognize the specific needs of children in foster care and are purposefully designed to be non-competitive and non-threatening while allowing children to experience success. God’s love is modeled consistently, through the games, sports, activity centers, bible stories, drama and quiet times the campers share with their counselors.
The Sioux Empire camps serve 35-52 campers each week, and are staffed completely by volunteers who give a week of their summer to invest in the lives of these children. These camps are provided at no cost to the child, the foster care family or the State and are purely funded through private donations and grants. Royal Family KIDS, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.