Bellingham, WA | Camp 7

RFK Loves Kids

Royal Family KIDS creates positive, life-changing moments for innocent children age 6-11 who have been victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment.


2024 Camp Dates: June 24th-28th!


Volunteer ApplicationParents/Families

RFK Golf Tourney

August 19th, 2024

• Bellingham Golf & Country Club
• 18 Hole Scramble with Cart
• 12:30pm Shotgun Start
• Lite Lunch, Dinner, Raffle and Awards
• 100% of Proceeds Benefiting RFK

Interested in joining our event sponsors?



Opens 8am May 15th, 2024
Teams of four players.

Note: we now require full payment for each foursome at the time of online sign-up. The registration fee for an entire foursome is $600.

May 3rd, 2024  |  6-9am

Drive By Giving

Our annual community fundraiser where businesses and individuals come together to donate toward this years camp.

Cruisin Coffee

Stop by and donate at any
Whatcom County location

Kafé 104.1FM

Listen between 6-9am,
to learn more about RFK!


Helpful info and resources

Parents & Families

Camper Application

Royal Family KIDS Camps are week-long overnight summer camps for children ages 6-11 who have been or currently are in foster care. Our Bellingham Royal Family chapter serves children in Whatcom County.

Hope Restored

Hope Restored is about caring for kids from hard places and our main focus is supporting caregivers, educators and others who work with these children. We offer Trauma Informed Care Training and resources.

Teen Reach Adventure Camp

TRAC provides hope through camping programs designed especially for youth age 12-15. 

The Resilient Project

We exist to equip and empower youth in under-resourced communities so that they can rise above their circumstances and reach their highest potential. Building Resilience. Changing the Narrative. Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

RFK exists to create life-changing moments for children ages 6-11 who have been or are currently in the foster system. We give them a week long summer camp where we create moments that matter and treat them royally!

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At RFKC our campers receive one-on-one attention from safe, caring adults modeling a non-violent, positive way of life as an alternative to many of the negative, abusive situations which children of abuse and neglect have faced. For one week, instead of operating in survival mode, they can just be kids. With tea parties, crafts, woodworking, birthday parties, music, dress up and much more, these kids can feel “normal” and once again dream, believe and find new hope for their future.

Our Bellingham camp has been serving kids in the Whatcom County area since 1993. Each summer we bless up to 68 campers and are staffed completely by volunteers who give a week of their summer to invest in the lives of these children. This camp is provided at no cost to the child, the foster care family or the State and is purely funded through private donations and grants. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.


Get Involved

We are excited for this year’s camp! If you are interested in volunteering during the week of camp, either full-time or part-time, please fill out the application. Note the training days on the right in the Upcoming Events area.

Watch our SAY YES! Video to hear more.


Upcoming Events

May 3 - Annual Drive-By-Giving

6-9am. Soft Rock KAFE 104.1 and Cruisin Coffee team up to raise money for RFK. Donate at any Crusin Coffee location in Whatcom County.

New Staff Training - May 31st 6-9pm

at Hillcrest Church, snacks provided.

All Staff Training - June 1st 9am-4pm

at Hillcrest Church, snacks and lunch provided. Choose one All Staff Training.

All Staff Training - June 22nd 9am-4pm

at the Firs Chapel, snacks and lunch provided. Choose one All Staff Training.

June 23 - All staff at the firs

5pm, at the Firs for an all staff meeting

June 24-28 - Week of CAMP!

August 19 - RFK Golf Tournament

12:30pm 18 Hole Scramble with a shotgun start. Includes: cart, lite lunch, dinner, raffle and awards.

Ways to Help

During Camp


The primary role of a counselor is to care for their campers as they walk alongside them through the daily activities of camp. This role requires energy, patience, love, and a willingness to look beyond your own needs in order to wholeheartedly serve the children in your care. Counselors arrive at camp the day before the campers to prepare the cabins and then they are there to welcome the campers as they arrive. Each Counselor is responsible for 2 campers in order to provide the very best care for each camper.
• Training is mandatory

Support Staff

Different areas involved with being on staff: include Nurse, Licensed Counselor/Social Worker, Drama, Music, Woodshop, Activity Centers, Breakfast Club and more. While the Counselors spend most of their time with their 2 assigned campers, staff members have the opportunity to interact with more of the kids. Support Staff can be full-time or part-time, you have the option to stay at camp the full week or come during the day when you are available.
• Training is mandatory

Night Relief

A team of adults that come in Tuesday-Thursday evenings 8-10:30pm and spend time with 2 campers while the Counselors have their break. They are encouraged to come earlier in the evening to prepare and spend time with the campers. This is a great, meaningful time spent with them as they wind down from their day and get ready for bed.
• Training is mandatory

Part-Time Volunteer

Volunteer a few hours each day.

• Morning Volunteer
Breakfast Club: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-10:30am
This is a time to help campers with lessons, activities, and music.

• Afternoon Volunteer
Monday-Thursday 2-5pm
Help with activity stations such as: Woodworking, Royal Spa, Tie Dye, Dress Up, Craft Centers and Games.

• Some training required

Birthday Party/Special Events

Volunteer a few hours.

June 23rd  |  1-5pm
• Camp Set-Up: Help unload the truck, at The Firs Conference Center, and set up activity centers and decorate camp.

Monday  |  5:30-8pm
• Block Party: Carnival-like atmosphere with various activities, you would run a specific game.

Wednesday  |  11:30am-1pm
• Everybody’s Birthday Party: A birthday party celebrating each camper. You would help with set-up, gifts and clean-up. *some pre-day planning will be needed.

June 28th  |  9:30am-12pm
• Camp Take-Down: Help take -down and pack-up camp.

June 28th  |  1-4pm
• Welcome Home Dinner: Help set-up, serve staff and clean up.

• Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. No training needed.

Other ways to Volunteer

Help “Behind the Scenes” outside of the week of camp.

• Make no-sew fleece blankets: pick up kits at Hillcrest Church when available.

• Assemble the camper bags

• Host a Cruisin Coffee location 6-9am for Drive By Giving on May 10th

• Help with the Golf Tournament on August 19th

Learn More

We are a part of
the international organization
For the Children

Same Heart, Big Impact

We are For The Children and here’s why

For 30+ years, volunteers, churches, businesses, local municipal partners and Royal Family Kids staff have dedicated their time, talent and treasures to help transform the lives of vulnerable children across the US and world.

With over 250 Royal Family KIDS camps and mentoring programs around the world, the breadth of our work has naturally evolved to include direct trauma intervention, advocacy, fostering, adoption, support to parents, and other crucial wraparound services.

Our focus continues to be on building a world free of family-induced childhood trauma by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual healing for child victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment through intervention programs, education and advocacy. 

As we focus on the systemic issues facing children around the globe, we remain motivated by the teaching and example of Jesus in caring for “the least of these”.


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