About RFKC ― Summerville
Summerville Calvary Chapel is supporting Royal Family Kids for our 11th year in 2021. In 2020, COVID precautions prevented us from hosting our traditional camp. Instead, we delivered “Camp in a Box” to dozens of campers not only from around the Lowcountry but as far away as Greenville and Conway. With an unfortunate background of uncertainty, we will not have a traditional camp again this year. However, we will once again share God’s love with our kids through another Camp in a Box. We could use your help.
Our Camp in a Box provided the best substitute for an actual camp as possible. We worked to convey God’s love through activities, crafts, Bible stories, drama, and fun.
Each year we present a different theme through music and drama to convey to each camper that God loves them and we do too. Through the stories of Daniel, Esther, Joseph and others, our campers learn how God loves and cares for all of us. The love for our campers is shown throughout an incredibly busy week.
In the past (and again, in the future) our campers enjoyed swimming, fishing, boating, and the opportunity to build a birdhouse or make a tie-dye shirt. Everybody’s Birthday Party is always a highlight. Many of our campers have never blown out birthday candles or received a birthday present before and we do it up right with water slide jump castles, piñatas, and birthday cake for all. The tea party gives our young ladies the chance to dress up in high fashion and enjoy a special afternoon. Our young men enjoy a sports camp and they all enjoy the challenge of team-building exercises. Friday afternoon is the talent show and our campers do have talent. It’s a full week and the hardest part is the Friday afternoon drive back to town.
We’ve received tremendous feedback from caseworkers, caregivers, therapists and foster parents. But our best feedback comes the following year. There is nothing like the Monday morning smile of a returning camper when they get off the bus to see the familiar face of their cousin waiting for them. Those smiles and the chance encounters between campers and counselors during the year let us know the impact we’re making. One week truly does make a difference.
RFK Summerville is affiliated with Royal Family KIDS Inc an international non-profit organizing summer camp experiences and year-round mentoring for these boys and girls. RFK-Summerville is one camp of over 250 camps in 40 states and 27 in 11 countries that impacts about 7,000 young children each year.
We project 2021 Camp in a Box will be delivered in late June
Thank you again for your support!