JULY 28 – AUGUST 2, 2019 // $100 // CAMP AKIVA
HELP CREATE POSITIVE MEMORIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE LOCAL FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. FOR AGES 16 AND OLDER (15 if parent is volunteering).
For one week of summer, dozens of individuals from Hope Fellowship will head to east Texas for Royal Family Kids Camp. This is a week for us to serve as counselors, teachers and leaders for children who are currently, or have ever been in the foster care system. Many times these kids have been neglected, abused or abandoned. For one week these kids will experience unconditional love and fun!!
Browse through the accordion menu to find the serving opportunity that best suits you. If you can’t serve the whole week we also have several one-day serving opportunities available.
Contact Launa Vaughn, Outreach Pastor at 972-377-8855.
Build relationships with 2 campers that you are leading for the week. Engage in all activities with your two campers. Become a healing factor in the lives of campers. Know the whereabouts of each child every minute of the day. Give devotional at night (provided by camp).
Be available to give breaks to the counselors as needed and engage with the children when filling in.
assistants (teen helpers)
Available to help anywhere needed, and report to the Activity Center Coordinator and Director. (Minimum age: 16 years, 15 years if parent is volunteering at camp.)
break room coordinator
Coordinate the designated area for counselors and staff to meet during kids club and after bedtime.
Perfect for someone who loves to write stories. Will capture memorable stories from the week to write down. Will edit and assemble the week’s stories to keep as a record of the week.
(Only if there is water in the lake.) Be available at the waterfront during activity times to provide fun, safe fishing experiences for our campers. Have all equipment ready to go, ready for FUN! (i.e. poles, hooks, bait, life vests, etc.)
dean of men and women
Works with the Director and Assistant Director in the selection of counselors. Assists in coordinating counselor/camper situations.
professional counselor/social worker
Assists each counselor to help alleviate the tension lines established by a camping experience. Must have professional training and credentials that meet highest licensing requirements of the state.
Responsible for total health care program and record keeping for the camp. Must be a licensed nurse.
activity center coordinator
Responsible for creating 20-25 interesting and creative activities that emphasize “process not product”, some of which relate to theme. Ensures centers are ready when campers arrive, and keeps them in good order all week.
Prepares morning exercise routine. Plans and organizes a game each day between 4:30 – 5:00 PM. Develops wholesome athletic events for children ages 6 to 12 where everyone is a winner and competition is minimized.
Takes 6 snapshots of each camper (with Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Counselors, engaging in activities) to be given to campers on Friday. Captures footage of camp. Develops 10-minute presentation with slides.
Helps run sound during chapel and assemblies. Must have a basic understanding of sound systems.
grandpa and grandma
Adds the dimension of extended family to the camp. Show and tell some stories, reads stories at night, sorts and delivers camp mail and daily snacks to campers.
aunt and uncle
Adds the dimension of extended family to the camp. Show and tell some stories, reads stories at night, helps where needed.
One Day Opportunities
REGISTRATION TEAM: Be available on the first day of camp (Monday, July 29 form 7:00 – 9:00 AM) to help with registration and the check-in process.
BIRTHDAY TEAM: Be a part of the team that plans and throws a birthday party for all campers on Wednesday, July 31 from 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM.
TEA PARTY TEAM: Be a part of the team that plans a tea party for the female campers where they get to dress up and be treated like a queen on Thursday, August 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
TRUE NORTH TEAM: Be a part of the team that plans the True North event for male campers on Thursday, August 1 from 3:30 – 7:00 PM. We’ll be grilling out and teaching the boys about how much God cares for them.