LISTEN TO THIS RADIO INTERVIEW!89.3 KSBJ - KIM WIER
Darren and Melinda Edwards, Co-Directors, were interviewed by Kim Wier of 89.3 KSBJ radio station in Humble, Texas. Kim’s husband was a counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp during the summer of 2018 and it dramatically impacted his life. Listen to Darren and Melinda share how Royal Family Kids Camp can impact the life of a child of abuse and neglect. In addition, they share how weekend retreats (Onward & Upward and Summit) have made a difference in the lives of these children up to age 18.
Onward & Upward is our weekend-long retreats for 13-15 year olds. The retreats use a curriculum focusing on character traits of godly men and women. We began this semi-annual program in 2004 with 39 teenagers and 46 volunteers.
SUMMIT is our weekend-long retreats for 16-18 year olds. The curriculum focuses on skills that will help them function better as adults. Examples include managing bank accounts, completing job applications, & mock interviews. We began this semi-annual program in 2007 with 12 teens and 16 volunteers.
RISE is a weekend-long retreat offered in April for teen boys and November for teen girls, ages 12-18. OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues.