royal family kids' camp

Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Center is very honored to work with foster children in our community through Royal Family Kid's Camp.  Our Director, Cheri Diaz, is the Child Placement Coordinator and works with social workers, foster families, SB Dept. of Social Services, and Foster Family Agencies throughout Santa Barbara County to place foster children in RFKC's fantastic weeklong, overnight camp.  If you are a foster family or a kinship family and would like to apply for your foster child to attend RFKC, please review the letter below and complete the RFKC Camper Application and Medical Release Form and return with original signatures as instructed on the application.  For information about RFKC Santa Barbara, please visit their website.

Dear Foster Parents and Caregivers,
If you are a foster parent we would like to invite you to consider enrolling your foster child in Royal Family Kid's Camp of Santa Barbara.  This is a FREE weeklong overnight camp for foster and dependency care children 7 to 11 years of age (entering grades 2 through 6 this fall).

The camp is situated in the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains.  Exciting activities like swimming, exploring trails, forests and grasslands, storytelling, music and tons of noncompetitive sports round out a program that builds positive memories and emphasizes wholesome exercise and interaction.  Your foster child may choose from several activity centers including painting, costumes, woodworking and small craft activities to increase motor development and encourage group and individual play indoors and out.
One of the great things about Royal Family Kid’s Camp is the individualized attention the children receive.  There is one counselor for every two children!  Plus they receive the added benefit of having “grandmas and grandpas” for story time and on-the-spot expeditions.  A fully equipped Nurse’s Station is located in the middle of camp for those owies that need extra special attention.  And that’s not all!  Each child will receive a charming quilt specially designed and handcrafted by our Royal Family Quilters.  This beautiful quilt will help your child remember his or her amazing week at camp for years to come.  Each child also receives a duffle bag filled with lots of goodies and a memory book with pictures of their experiences at camp.
Sound intriguing?  To hear more about Royal Family Kid’s Camp feel free to call (805) 564-8155 for automated information and to leave a message for someone to contact you if you have additional questions.  Please note we check messages once a week so for faster service, please email us at rfkcsb@gmail.com.
Please download and complete the Camper Application ASAP. We currently have space for boys ages 7 to 11 years old.  Children may be 12 provided they are entering 6th grade (not 7th). Forms must be signed by you AND the social worker or biological parent. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Explorer (not Chrome) to download applications. Click here to learn about and download Firefox; click here to learn about and download Explorer.
Space is limited so return your application TODAY!  If for some reason you would like your child to go to camp but are unable to return the forms by the deadline, please contact us immediately so that we may assist you in reserving space.  If you’re unable to call and we receive your forms after the deadline your child may be put on a waiting list and may be accepted if space becomes available.

Please remember that participation in the camp is subject to the approval of the child’s social worker, birthparent or the Court.  Once we receive and approve your application, we’ll send you a confirmation letter that will include a list of suggested items for your child to bring so that he or she is fully prepared!  If you don’t have something on the list, just let us know and we’ll do everything we can to help.  Please remember to return your application right away!  Let’s work together to help these children see that they’re already part of a “Royal Family” just because they’re kids!

Cheri Diaz
Child Placement Coordinator

Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Child Care Center