Friday, August 30, 2013

CAMP (DVD Review)

Ken Matthews is a cocky young financial advisor and volunteers to be a camp counselor for kids in the foster care system to impress one of his clients.  He is assigned to Eli, a 10 year old in his eyes is the "worst camper ever."   He is not prepared to chase, be yelled at and ultimately wish the kid left camp after causing a fight with another camper.  But Ken is encouraged to stick with his camper, put away his cell phone and really try to help Eli have at least one good week where he is loved and wanted.  Ken discovers that Eli is hiding some major secrets and as Eli comes to trust Ken, Ken starts to open up and share himself with Eli and the other campers.  Ken completely changes his heart and ultimately his life by the end of this movie inspired by true events.

This movie had me choking back tears for the sad circumstances of the kids that attend this camp.  What I thought was really unique about this camp was that there was a counselor for each camper.  For one week a camper was to have the full attention of one counselor and the goal was to have FUN!  The kids came with brokenness and even though they were only there for one week, the counselors really went above and beyond to meet the needs of that child.  It was absolutely touching.  There were so many great moments in this movie that made me realize that I want to reach out more to those around me who are hurting and feel forgotten.  One person can make a difference.  You will enjoy this movie, the message and the awesome surprise at the end!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD from Edify Media for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*

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