Heather Gill & Melanie Washa join us to talk about the Royal Family KIDS Camp being held this summer for neglected, abused and survivor kids. John and Josh also have a discussion about hazing.
Royal Family KIDS is a network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The church-based, non-denominational organization puts on week-long camps to offer abused, neglected and abandoned children between the ages of 6 and 12 some one-on-one attention and a model of positive, violent-free atmospheres. The camps are run by volunteers who have passed extensive background checks, according to Heather Gill, one of the organizers of the first Royal Family KIDS camp in the area. Melanie Washa, another organizer, says small things like tucking the kids in at night, having reading time, and just letting kids be kids goes a long way in helping the healing process.
The kids will be treated to all types of activities from bug catching to horseback riding and more. It costs $250 per child and $250 per adult (1:1 ratio), effectively making the cost of each child $500. Melanie and Heather are looking for people, groups, organizations, businesses, churches, and others, to help sponsor a child for the camp and give them an opportunity to redefine their "normal".
This year's camp is being held July 29 through August 4 at an undisclosed location. Melanie and Heather said the location is at a campground-type site, but the exact location is being withheld for security and safety purposes.
The group is holding a concert in Sidney on Friday, May 25 from 7-9pm at the Performing Arts Center. All proceeds will go to this summer's camp.
Heather Gill: 308.289.1310, email@example.com
Melanie Washa: 308.289.0283, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL FAMILY KIDS WEBSITE
Segment 1 - John and Josh open the show:
Segment 2 - Discussion on hazing:
Segment 3 - Royal Family KIDS Camp discussion:
Segment 4 - John closes the show: