Royal Family KIDS’ Camp of Bemus Point is part of a nationwide network of camps for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. We are one of over 200 camps across the nation who serve nearly 7,000 kids each year. We serve hurting children, ages 7-11, who come to us 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 with each camper while instilling the hope of a better future. We give our campers a week of royal treatment and one where every moment matters. We rely solely on donations from faithful financial partners within our communities to do so.
Royal Family’s Director, Carolynn Wesp,has devoted her life to children. She spent 33 years in elementary education and has a vast amount of experience with the type of children served through RFKC. Four of her summers were spent as a counselor with Royal Family before taking over as director in 2014. She is dedicated to providing a one of a kind camp experience for her campers and recruiting volunteers who are able to show God’s unconditional love. She has seen first hand the power of God’s love and the changes that can happen in just one fun-filled Christ centered week.
One week CAN help to change the trajectory of a child’s life, and there are many ways that you can help! Won’t you consider becoming part of our Royal Family?
Camp for 2020 will be held August 9-13. We have faith that this current health crisis in our nation will have subsided by camp time, allowing us to hold camp as we normally do. Now, more than ever, our campers need this week of love. The uncertainty for children in intact homes is frightening, so you can only imagine how those in neglectful situations feel. The isolation that is supposed to keep people healthy could also be detrimental for a child who is being mistreated. Please pray for their safety and well being during this time of uncertainty, and if you are able, please prayerfully consider your responsibility to care for those less fortunate.
Contact Director Carolynn Wesp for more information.