ROYAL FAMILY KIDS COLORADO SPRINGS
RFK CAMP 2024: Kids Attend
Monday-Friday, June 10-14
Camp is a weeklong summer camp for foster children, ages 6 to 12. Camp 2023 will be held June 13-17. RFK adult volunteers run our Camp week for 72 kids each summer.
Mentoring Club is for RFK Little Campers (who attended Camp the summer before) to be mentored one-to-one by RFK staff. Adults are paired one-to-one with kids for mentoring and a mini-Camp experience (Club) once a month.
Each year, we take applications for 80+ adults (18 and older) to serve at Camp. Every full-week volunteer needs to pass high-level background checks and attend 12 hours of training.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 HAVE CLOSED!
18 or older? Interested in volunteering to serve at Royal Family KIDS Colorado Springs Sun-Fri, June 9-14, 2024 (volunteers head up one day before kids)? Mandatory training is April 19 + 20, 2024 for our adult volunteer team.
THE ROYAL FAMILY KIDS COLORADO SPRINGS TEAM consists of volunteers whose desire it is to see foster children - kids who have experience childhood trauma at the hands of their family - experience safe, healthy adults in a positive environment.
VOLUNTEERING WITH RFK IN 2024
18 and older by March 1, 2024
Complete an application (not publicy listed and only available after passing pre-questionnaire)
Chosen applicants attend an in-person interview
Pass an FBI background check & fingerprinting
Chosen applicants attend mandatory training April 19 (evening) + 20 (all day), 2024
Be able to attend all of Camp, June 9-14, 2024.
A collection of memories from Camp
RFK COLORADO SPRINGS DIRECTOR
MELISSA TAFOYA has been a part of the Royal Family KIDS Leadership team since going to Directors' Training in 2011. She, along with three teammates, started Royal Family KIDS Colorado Springs Camp in the summer of 2012. In 2014, RFK Mentoring Club was added to our programs, allowing us to pair Little Campers to be mentored by adults who volunteered for the week of Camp. She has also worked with the National Office (now For The Children) to write + design the curriculum for Camp.
YOUR RFK LEADERSHIP TEAM consists of Assistant Director Larry (Grandpa Larry at Camp), Shelby (Child Placement Coordinator + Mentoring Club Director), and Matt (Dean of Men and Fundraising/Banquet). This leadership team meets all year long to plan Camp, recruit volunteers, conduct a two-day training, raise funds to send 72 El Paso County foster children and 90+ adults to Camp...and one million other unseen things to bring Royal Family KIDS to life.
MENTORING CLUB DIRECTOR
SHELBY MURPHY has been a part of the Royal Family KIDS Leadership team since serving at Camp in 2019. She is the Child Placement Coordinator for Camp and recently took over leadership of the Mentoring Club Team. Kids who attend Camp as Little Campers are eligible to apply for Mentoring Club each schoolyear following the weeklong Royal Family KIDS Camp.