BPUMC's Royal Family KIDS' Camp is part of a nationwide network of camps for children you have suffered from abuse, abandonment, and neglect. We are one of over 250 camps across the nation who hold a one week overnight camp for hurting children ages 7 - 11. Our campers come predominately from Chautauqua County Protective Services and foster homes in Chautauqua County and surrounding areas.
This camp succeeds because of thousands of volunteer hours given by a wonderful group of passionate people. Our goal is to interrupt the cycle of abuse and create positive memories and experiences with each camper while instilling the hope of a better future. We give our campers a week of royal treatment and show each of them that they ARE worthy of love.
Carolynn Wesp, Royal Family Director, volunteers her time to oversee all aspects of RFKC. She spent 33 years in elementary education and has vast amounts of experience with the type of children served by this camp. She is dedicated to providing a safe one of a kind camp experience for her campers and recruiting and training volunteers who are able to show God's unconditional love. She has seen the power of God's love first hand and the changes that can happen in just one fun-filled Christ centered week. One week CAN and DOES help to change the trajectory of a child's life and there are two ways that you can help!
#1 Volunteers are always needed! You can get involved as a volunteer in big ways or small ways...but ALL are very important! Contact Carolynn to learn about volunteer opportunities. Your gift of time, talents and love can help change lives.
#2 Since 1998, camp has relied solely on the donations from faithful financial partners within our community. That's over 20 years of generosity from area churches, individuals, businesses, and organizations! Royal Family KIDS' Camp would not be able to continue serving the hurting children of Chautauqua County without the continued support of so many. Contact Carolynn Wesp if you'd like her to come speak to your organization so that you can learn more about this incredible ministry!
You can learn more about this national ministry at forthechildren.org
To donate, checks should be made out directly to BPUMC with a notation of RFKC in the memo line and mailed to the church at P.O. Box 99 in Bemus Point.
This year's camp will be help from August 8-12