Royal Family Kids RFKC

Royal Family Kids Camp at La Casa de Cristo Scottsdale, Arizona Lutheran Church

Volunteer where you can change lives for the better

Join us at Camp June 2-7, 2024!

Royal Family Kids’ Camp is a one week camp specifically designed for kids ages 7-11 that have survived abuse, neglect and abandonment. All the children have similar backgrounds. There is no embarrassing finger pointing or laughing. Some have physical scars and others have emotional scars, but they all have them. 

We are confirmed for June 2nd-7th at the Mingus Mountain Camp Retreat in Prescott Valley which will provide us with some amazing activities such as:
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Zip lining/rockwall climbing
  • Human Foosball
  • and much, much more!!
RFKC summer camps have demonstrated since 1985 to make a huge difference in the lives of kids in foster care!
 

Each night includes special entertainment including camp fires, game night and even a birthday party for everyone. Knowing that some of these children never get a birthday party or even know when their birthday is, RFKC creates a huge celebration.  The party includes cake, ice cream, party favors and a bag full of gifts for each child, making this one of the favorite activities of the week.

 

Our volunteers are so important, and each person involved in making Royal Family Kids Camp special has an experience that is as fulfilling as it is impactful.  Please click the buttons to see how you can help. We are in particular need of volunteers to join us at camp. Please prayerfully consider coming to camp with us and giving our foster kids an unforgettable experience. 

Our camp provides safe and appropriate supervision. All volunteers are interviewed and must complete a background check, which includes all state requirements in order to work with adolescents.

All new volunteers must attend a full day of training, 9am—4pm.
Returning volunteers will attend 12pm – 4pm. 

Mentor Club

Mentor Club continues the work started at Royal Family Kids Camp by providing foster children a safe place to develop healthy relationships during the school year.

Volunteers meet one Saturday a month September – May to encourage kids ages 7-12 years old. From 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, the group provides bible-based activities.

The next Mentor Club is Saturday, Apr 13, 9am to 12pm in Room 101.  

This year’s Mentor Club theme, “Follow Your Dreams” will explore God given traits such as creativity, curiosity, bravery, humor, and hope.

You must also complete the Mentor Club Application before signing for Mentor Club

Please support this program with your prayers. For more information, contact Kim Atchison at
katchison@lacasadecristo.com.

Training Video

What Our Leaders Are Saying

  • Every year God gives me 365 days that I get to choose what I will do. This June I know 6 of those days will be filled with the Holy Spirt uplifting Foster Kids.” —Joe Wentling
  • “I’m thrilled with our progress in this ministry and look forward to even further success and outreach in 2024.” —Kyle Treude
  • “Royal Family Kids Camp is the best way to proactively impact a child’s future in a positive way. This is a great way to invest in our kids’ future to be productive, healthy and engaged citizens in our community!!” —Craig Culloton
  • “What I love about camp is that there is a 1:1 ratio of adults to campers so I never feel like I am on my own in any situation.” —Sheri Lawson

Donate to Royal Family Kids

This year we had a very successful camp this year and we are looking forward to even more success in 2024 as we expand the number of kiddos that we will take to camp. We anticipate that we will have ~110-120 kids and volunteers attend camp next year at a cost of $500 per individual. Your support can go a long way to helping young children become great adults. 
 
Arizona friends and family….your donation will be a TAX CREDIT toward your AZ State Tax Return even if you contribute to the school tax credit and others. 
 
Please see the link below for more information on camp as well as the process to donate. Thank you for your past support and I hope that you can support us again in 2023. As always, feel free to call me with any questions.
 
Godspeed, 
 
Kyle Treude
602-284-2264

Did you know that...

  • There are nearly 15,000 US children under 18 in foster care
  • Many will “age out” at age 18
  • 1 out of 5 will become homeless
  • 1 out of 4 will be incarcerated
  • Only 33% will graduate high school

Royal Family Kids (RFK) transforms communities by interrupting cycles of neglect, abuse and abandonment of children in the foster care system. We fulfill our mission by providing several programs, all directed toward transforming the lives of young children subjected to overwhelming and challenging circumstances. 

There are many ways you can participate: 

1. Volunteer at camp: Come join us at camp and experience the amazing impact of how a week of Royal Family Kids Camp can transform lives. It is a truly life-changing experience!

2. Volunteer for “the home team”: Help support us as we prepare for camp and/or arrive back from camp. We need help on the day of check-in, the day of return, participation in one-day camp events, as well as preparing items prior to camp.

3. Donate to support campers and volunteers: It costs approximately $500 each to send a child or volunteer to camp! The good news is the AZ state TAX CREDIT that comes with the donation. That means your donations are a dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to $526 per person or $1,051 per married couple through Arizona Hope & a Future. Also, your donation does not compete with school tax credits – so you can do both if you wish. Click HERE to donate to La Casa de Cristo’s Royal Family Kids Camp through Arizona Hope & a Future.

We hope to have you join us for the experience of a lifetime! 

Royal Family KIDS Camp (RFKC) is a one-week camp for kids in foster care, ages 7-11, who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. The goal is to provide them with a week of positive memories in a Christian environment.


In Arizona, over 18,000 kids live in foster care. RFKC is an unforgettable week of summer camp for children who live the rest of the year in group homes or foster homes.

At camp we create powerful and positive memories by showing our campers God’s love to keep them “going and growing” until they return the next summer for another great week at camp.


During the week we throw a Birthday Bash—a time of cake, games, and presents—to celebrate every child’s special day. We plan many other exciting activities such as horseback riding, kickball, archery, paintball target practice, fishing, and more. Mostly, kids are affirmed through God’s compassionate care and love.

RFKC thank you photo

Birthday Party at Your Door!

This year, we celebrated our Royal Family Kids with a Birthday Party At Your Door!  La Casa joined with other churches to create amazing presents for the children who would have gone to camp!