“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
In 1985, an assistant pastor named Wayne Tesch and his wife, Diane, saw a need to provide hope to local foster children in Costa Mesa, California. They created a week-long summer camp held in the mountains, the “cathedral of the outdoors,” in order to create moments that matter for foster children ages 6-12. After the first five years of hosting camps through their church, the Tesches realized the need was in every county in the U.S.
They also realized it was possible to launch RFKC as a countrywide organization. So in 1990, Wayne left his position at the church to become CEO of the new charity. Diane joined him and brought her organizational skills and experience in franchising from the for-profit world, and together, they launched Royal Family Kids’ Camp, Inc. In 2008, the organization expanded to include a school year Mentoring Club opportunity and changed its name to Royal Family KIDS®.
In 2015 Royal Family KIDS served over 7,700 children in 209 camps in 40 states and 4 international countries. 100,000+ children have attended the camps since 1985. And in the Mentoring Clubs had 42 Clubs with 691 Club KIDS, 1258 Staff & Mentors.
Clover Hill Camp #360
This year, Clover Hill has an opportunity to host and sponsor a Royal Family Kids Camp August 21 – 25. Get involved by giving towards the camp or completing the application to become a volunteer. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families and kids from hard places in our area.
2018 DATES: August 13 – 18
If you are interested in helping out, please complete the form below. Training dates will be posted here.