RFKC #271 is committed to ministering to the lives of children who have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. We wish we could say that our work is complete. But the sad truth is that the number of children in the foster care system is not decreasing.
A week of camp is a time for kids to just be kids and not worry about a thing. They can rest assured that they will be safe, fed and have their needs met. They can run, play and develop new friendships. They participate a variety of activities. It’s great to see the creative mind of a child at work when they paint a picture on canvas or paint a rock.
Grandpa Michael and Grandpa Bill have helped the kids use tools to assemble a Tic-Tac-Toe board, a boat, a light house or a cable car. The craft shack and woodshop staffs have always provided a wide range of activities to fit the interests of all the kids.
Everyone enjoys going fishing with Nemo. We wish you could see the excitement of the children when they catch their first fish. No matter how small the fish, they smile from ear-to-ear when their picture is taken. Besides catching the “big one,” fishing provides a great time for little campers to bond with their counselors.
On Wednesday, all the kids are filled with excitement because it’s everybody’s birthday. From the minute they wake, you hear birthday greetings. Every child is the guest of honor at a royal party with all the bells and whistles. It is guaranteed that these memories will last a life time.
Every day at camp begins with chapel. The kids sing and dance to inspiring music. They hear amazing stories from the Bible. Pastor Dana and Pastor Jody help us put on great dramatic productions of the Bible stories. The messages they hear from the puppet show or the skit resonate in their minds and they can talk about them during the day.
We wish we had space to tell you all the stories about all the activities we do at camp: swimming, learning archery, prayer walking, canoeing, playing basketball, Slip-N-Sliding, eating pizza, roasting marshmallows, singing at camp fire, even eating neon yellow mac-n-cheese.
The number of children who could benefit from camp is astronomical. One of our goals is to increase the number of kids we serve. Currently, we serve 32 kids, but we want to raise that number to 50. Of course, the number of kids we take is dependent on the number of volunteers. Give RFKC #271 one year and you will not regret it.