Royal Family Kids Camp
Tour de OC exists to provide a fun family bikeathon to help support Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a unique camp for abused and neglected children, along with mentoring and club programs throughout the year.
Our goal is to send 100 kids to camp. It costs $750.00 to send one kid to camp. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to cover program costs. This money goes directly to the kids from Orange County.
What does Royal Family Kids Camp offer to the kids in need?
- Positive memories for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
- Most of the campers have never celebrated their birthday. Many have never received a birthday card. An “Everybody’s Birthday Party” with Birthday Boxes filled with small presents is celebrated at camp.
- They have a camp Grandma and Grandpa who provide all the hugs the kids want.
- Many of abused kids do not have any family pictures or pictures of themselves. Pictures are taken throughout the week and are made into a memory book which is given to each child at the end of the week.
- There is a 2 to 1 ratio of campers to counselors. All of the counselors and staff are screened and trained.
Who attends Royal Family Kids Camp?
- Most of the campers are in foster care.
- They are Kids who have been abused, neglected and abandoned.
- Camps are for kid’s ages 6 to 12
- Since 1985 we have helped more than 60,000 kids.
- Royal Family Kids Camps are the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
- Annually, 3 million cases are reported in America of child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
- One of these victims dies every four hours due to that abuse.
- Wayne and Diane Tesch founded Royal Family Kids Camps in 1985. Wayne and Diane are highly respected, personal friends of many of the riders and event coordinators for Tour de OC.