Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church sponsors a week long, free, sleep over summer camp for children in the foster care system.
Our camp is part of Royal Family Kids’, an international organization that conducts over 220 camps for kids from hard places.
Our 2020 camp will take place from July 12th through the 17th (campers arrive on the 13th).
We feel immeasurably blessed that this will be our thirteenth camp season!
All Royal Family Kids’ camps require a 2:1 ratio of campers to counselors. Campers are between the ages of 6 and 11, while counselors (big campers) must be at least 18 years of age.
Counselors and other volunteers who have contact with the children must be trained to create a safe environment for the children.
In 2020, we hope to bring at least 42 kids to camp, which means we need at least 21 adult volunteers who can serve a full week at camp as counselors. We also need many other volunteers who can spend the week at camp assisting with camp activities, kitchen duties, and in other capacities, as well as part time volunteers who can assist with everything from prayer to registration to loading supplies.
If you want to register a child as a camper, please follow the link to the camper registration form.