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As my readers well know, I am always on the lookout for good, clean, family entertainment. One of my family’s favorite pasttimes – especially in the cooler winter months – is curling up together in our living room, watching movies together. But, in this day and age, it’s often hard to find a movie that we can all watch together. Camp is just such a movie, and I’d like to share it with you . . .
Word Films announced the August 27 nationwide DVD release of the inspirational film “CAMP.” Inspired by true stories from camps for abused and neglected children, the film’s writer and director, Jacob Roebuck, tapped into real-life events to acknowledge the power of the camp experience and the opportunity it provides to give unconditional love to those seemingly forgotten children who need adults in their lives.
“CAMP” is the story of a deeply troubled boy, Eli (Miles Elliot, “The Mentalist”), and an apathetic investment advisor, Ken (Michael Mattera), who get paired together at a summer camp for foster kids and discover the meaning of unconditional love. “We are excited for the opportunity to share the story of CAMP,” said Roebuck. “We want to entertain audiences, but we also hope they are inspired to get involved in the lives of abused and neglected kids in their communities. We are thrilled to work with Word on the video distribution of the picture. Not only do they bring a first-class distribution team for mainstream and Christian markets, they also understand the heart behind the film.”
View the Trailer
What Others are Saying
This inspirational film has received outstanding early acclaim from critics in addition to the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” Seal:
“This is a wonderful film about healing the wounds of your past… We are pleased to award this movie our Dove ‘Family-Approved’ Seal for ages 12 and over.” – The Dove Foundation
“Most of the time, movies and television shows spotlight the lighter side of youth camps, but CAMP goes deeper to bring viewers face-to-face with the transformation that happens in the lives of children and even the adults that volunteer. It is incredibly heart affecting, even through the real-life interviews that play during the credits.” – DeWayne Hamby (Christian Retailing, White Wing Messenger)
“Hollywood loves to entertain us. But CAMP does more than entertain – it inspires. It beautifully illustrates the huge impact the small sacrifice of a week’s time can make in the life of a child in foster care.” – Julie Gumm, best-selling author of “Adopt without Debt”
Heidi Says . . .
My family LOVED this movie! It IS rated PG-13, and there ARE a few swear words in it, but it gave us an opportunity for discussion about swear words, as well as a chance to talk about underprivileged children and what we can do, as a family and as individuals, to help.
During the viewing of this movie, we laughed – but, more than anything, we cried. It was a real tear-jerker, with a very powerful message. Seeing the transformation of both Ken and Eli was heartwrenching and uplifting at the same time.
I would highly recommend Camp to anyone. If you’ve been considering ANY type of ministry involving children, this film would be an excellent starting point. I know it’s a movie that we will pull out to watch together, over and over again.
Find Out More
The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 111 minutes. For more information about “CAMP,” Royal Family KIDS, Inc. and for a listing of upcoming engagements visit: www.campthemovie.com.