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Camp is the story of Eli, a deeply troubled boy whose mother is a drug addict who neglects his care, and whose transient father floats in and out of his life. Eli is filled with rage from the physical abuse he has received from his father, but he longs for his love and appro... Read More

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Camp is the story of Eli, a deeply troubled boy whose mother is a drug addict who neglects his care, and whose transient father floats in and out of his life. Eli is filled with rage from the physical abuse he has received from his father, but he longs for his love and approval. After Eli is taken to the hospital by police who respond to a domestic disturbance call on his 10th birthday, he is removed from his home and placed in Locustwood, a facility little better than a youth prison.

Meanwhile, to impress a potential new client, investment adviser Ken Matthews signs up to be a camp counselor and is paired with Eli. Ken and Eli bunk in a cabin with counselor Samuel, back from his second tour of duty in the army, and Redford, a kid who thinks he is an alien. Determined to hate camp, Eli is way more than Ken can handle.

Ken’s heart breaks as he learns about Eli's dark past while Eli slowly opens up to him. When an unauthorized visit from Eli’s father to camp sends everything spiraling out of control., Ken must decide what he is willing to sacrifice so that Eli will understand the meaning of unconditional love.

Inspired by true stories from camps for abused and neglected children, Camp’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 a second chance to those seemingly forgotten children who need adults in their lives.

Product Details:
Dove Family-Approved for ages 12 & up.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Run Time: 111 Minutes
Released: 08/2013
  • Product type: Video
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
  • UPC: 818728010368
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Runtime: 095
  • Language: English
  • Volumes/Discs: 1

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Decent family film, not safe for church however. by Robert on 7/23/2014
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The language in this prevents it from being a Family Movie Night for our church at least, so I would recommend watching before showing. Otherwise not a bad "feel good" film.

Hands down annointed movie. Powerful. by Anonymous on 9/6/2013
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“Camp” is a well done movie. Taking on the major issue of kids in foster care, this movie puts a little face with a journey, enabling you to experience the truth of one child’s tale first hand. Then, triumphing all of that, “Camp” shows you an opportunity to be part of the change.

I, honestly, wasn’t prepared for the healing that God would bring from watching a movie. My father was an un-adopted orphan and as his only daughter I grew up witnessing the effects of his painful life. I also became a place for him to pass it on. As an adult, saved by God’s Grace, I could still seldom look at things from his perspective instead of my own. I certainly could never imagine the ‘why’ behind my father’s destructive behavior. However, “Camp”, surprisingly, changed that.

As the movie played out God delicately opened my heart…. almost as if it was a long awaited Christmas present. The resentment sat- raw and exposed, right in front of me. Then He did something miraculous and replaced it with love, compassion and understanding for my dad….and flat out forgiveness. As I watched the little boy, Eli, struggle with his own abusive addict parents, I could identify with him. I also got a chance to see what my dad might have felt as a child and begin to understand him as a wounded child who was ‘never loved or wanted’.

And that, well, that is just God. Only God can do that with a movie.


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