Our Camp

  1. Home
  2. Our Camp


Pamela Ansardi

Camp Director

You can reach your local camp director at (205) 601-5553

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 2019 camp will take place from July 14th through the 19th (campers arrive on the 15th).

We feel immeasurably blessed that this will be our twelfth 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 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 2019, we hope to bring at least 40 kids to camp, which means we need at least 20 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.

Please look through our website for additional information, and we look forward to hearing from you as a volunteer applicant or to simply learn more.

If you want to register a child as a camper, please follow the link to the camper registration form.