Mission and Vision

Building a Brighter Future for Foster Teens

Since 2009, Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps (FHFTC) has been reaching out to teens who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, and find themselves navigating the complexities of the foster care system in Kansas. FHFTC is more than a camping experience. It is more than getting together for a fun or educational outing. The goal of our camps is to provide a place where foster teens are safe and can relax from the stress of their uncertain lives while experiencing activities that allow them to be kids, build trust and discover hope. FHFTC is a division of Living Water Ranch, a non-profit organization.

Our Team

Boards of Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps & Living Water Ranch

Geno Arroyo, Ella Casey, Vonda Copeland, Jeannie Johnson, Michele Johnson, and Sam Kalivoda

Our Story

Empowering Foster Teens for 15 Years

In 2009, Mike and Lisa Irvin, inaugural FHFTC Directors, saw there was a tremendous need for a program to provide a positive environment of confidence, trust and hope that foster teens could apply to their lives immediately and in the future.

Living Water Ranch, the home of Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps, was and is, the location for Royal Family Kids, a camp designed to support and impact foster kids from ages 6 to 11. As part of that process, the Ranch was asked if they would be interested in starting a camp for foster teens ages 12 to 15. The idea sparked a passion that has grown to become FHFTC through years of experience and time investing in teens.

The mission of FHFTC is simple but challenging: That each young person whose life has been affected by the foster care system would leave FHFTC with greater self-confidence, trust in others, and hope for their future!