In Colombia, it’s common for both parents to work 12-14 hour days. Preschool-age children are left alone in their homes with no one to care for them, feed them, or give them the attention they need. School-age children attend public schools plagued by gangs, violence, and drugs. God has raised up the Colombian pastors with a passion to minister to these at-risk children. In their words, “If we reach our children, it will change our country.”
Christ Place Church is thankful for the partnership and the opportunity to have sent two teams in both 2017 and 2018. In 2019, we will send one last team in March. The focus will be children’s programs and construction, and if able, a medical outreach team.
The 2019 March Colombia team applications are closed. If you would like to financially support a team members, please click below!
Through Royal Family Kids International we have been partnered with a local church in South Africa to help provide a five-day Royal Family Kids Camp for kids who currently reside in a local orphanage. Our role will be to fill in where their greatest needs are.
Wednesday, June 12 – Monday, June 24, 2019
Trip Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Trip Partner: Royal Family Kids International
Trip Focus: Royal Family Kids Camp
Projected Dates: Wednesday, June 12 – Monday, June 24, 2019
Projected Team Size: 10-12 people
Projected Cost: $2,800-$3,300 (Pending final flight cost and team size)
Application Due Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 (Note: trip may close earlier if team is filled)
Brief synopsis of our trip calendar:
June 12-14 (Depart/Travel) 15-16 (Acclimate/Train/Attend Commissioning Church Service) 17-21 (Camp!) 22-23 (Sightseeing/Cultural Experiences) 24 (Depart)
Due to the vulnerability of the kids we will be working with, there will be an interview and screening process for all applicants. Precedence will go towards those who have been to RFK Camp or have experience with at-risk kids. There is limited space, so applying does not guarantee a spot on the team. You can apply by filling out a hard copy application and returning it to the Info Center, or online.
Cost – $2,800-$3,300 (Pending final flight cost and team size)
All applicants are responsible for the cost of the trip. Upon acceptance, a payment schedule and tools to raise support will be given. A $200 non-refundable deposit (which goes towards the cost of the trip) will also be collected. The total cost includes airfare, transportation, lodging, food, etc. It does NOT include meals on travel days, souvenirs, or cost of passport. The exact cost will be determined by the beginning of March.
Team Meetings and Training
All team members will be required to attend the Royal Family Kids Camp Training on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 1pm-5pm. In addition we will have other team meetings that will cover trip details, prepare us for ministry and grow us as a team!
For questions, or additional information, contact Pastor Ashley Woodman at email@example.com.
The primary purpose of Royal Family Kids camps is to give foster children ages 6-12 a week of positive memories and royal treatment in a Christian camp environment. They receive the attention and encouragement of an adult camp counselor and his/her “buddy camper”. In addition, each camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities, designed for their success and to build self-esteem. For most of these children, it’s the best week of the year – a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid.
Sunday, July 14 – 29, 2019
Applications will become available in the spring of 2019. Due to the vulnerability of the kids, there will be an interview and screening process for all applicants.
There is no cost to attend camp.
Team Meetings and Training
All team members will be required to attend the Royal Family Kids Camp Training on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 1pm-5pm.
For questions, or additional information, contact Roberta Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Reach Adventure Camp (TRAC) is a nationwide program that serves teens in the foster care system through summer camps and mentorship. Teen Reach Adventure Camp consists of two separate, gender-specific camps, for kids ages 12-15, who are or were in foster care. During the three-days, the teens will build healthy relationships with peers and adults, create positive memories, and receive a sense of hope for their future. The TRAC team is made up of caring adults with roles that need specific skills in nursing, behavioral specialists, music, drama, bible teaching, etc.
Girls’ Camp: Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Boys’ Camp: Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4, 2019