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I was able to watch a copy of the movie, CAMP last week.
Nashville, TN – (June 28, 2013) – Word Films announces 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.
The first thing I noticed about the movie was that the camp it was being filmed at looked just like the camp I went to in high school. I did a search and found out it was…Hume Lake if anyone is familiar with that place. This was great because a lot of the places where it was filmed looked familiar to me. I almost want to say we stayed in one of the cabins that was used in the film.
Given the subject matter of this movie I knew it would be a good story. When I was in college I interned at a foster care agency and I heard about the types of homes the kids lived it. It is hard to imagine that parents would treat their children in such a way that they would have to be removed from the home. The foster kids in the movie reminded me of the kids I used to work with and how they just want to be loved and treated well.
I really admire the owners of the real life camp and what they are doing for these kids. After the movie is over you can hear some of the real life stories from former campers and counselors. A few of them have ended up adopting some of the children who attended the camp.
It can be easy to think our world is falling apart but it is nice that there are people out there that have stepped up to help children who need it.
You can now purchase this movie as it just came out on August 27th!
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.