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Camp (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 February 2013 (USA)
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10-year-old Eli finds himself at summer camp.

Director:

Jacob Roebuck

Writers:

Jacob Roebuck, Kristin Wolven (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Elliot ... Eli
Betsy Roth Betsy Roth ... Eli's Mom
Josh Berry ... Eli's Dad
Michael Mattera ... Ken Matthews
Kristin Wolven Kristin Wolven ... Katelynn
Ann Ayres ... Margaret Summerfield
Grace Johnston ... Tammie Parker
Meredith Thomas ... Bonnie
Asante Jones ... Samuel
Michael Otis ... Lifeguard Pete
Casey Leet Casey Leet ... Bridget
Elissa Kapneck ... Lacee
Michael Kenyon Michael Kenyon ... James
Matthew Jacob Wayne Matthew Jacob Wayne ... Redford
Elizabeth Tripp ... Bella
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Storyline

To impress a potential client, financial adviser Ken Matthews signs up to be a counselor at a camp for children in the foster system. He is paired with Eli, a 10-year-old determined to hate camp. However, when Ken discovers Eli's dark past, his apathy turns to compassion. But is he to late to help the scared boy nobody wants? Inspired by true stories of ordinary people providing extraordinary help for abused and neglected children, "Camp" is a tale of hope shining in the dark places for forgotten children. For his performance in the role of Eli, actor Miles Elliot won Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actor at the 35th annual Young Artist Awards. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hope is found in unexpected places.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, a crude gesture and brief language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$324,977
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roebuck Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Film was shot at Hume Lake Christian camp in Sierra Nevada Mountains. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene where Eli is on the large rock, a safety rope is visible. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some brief shots in the theater version of the movie were cut for the Christian bookstore version that doubles as the DVD version. One example mentioned in the commentary is when Ken gets Eli off the bolder the second time (at 31:31 in the DVD version, after the kickball scene) Eli flips Ken "the bird" before running off again in the Theater version (contributing to its PG-13 rating), but the bird shot was cut for the Christian bookstore version. The length of the movie on DVD is 1:49:15 (109 minutes 15 seconds) whereas announcements of its release in theaters cite a 1:50 runtime, so cuts were minimal. See more »

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One Week Can Bring Hope
2 March 2013 | by juliegummSee all my reviews

I will admit that my first fear with some of these smaller inspirational films is the quality of the acting. Let's face it. I pretty much hid my face in embarrassment during the first 20 minutes of Facing the Giants because the acting was so bad. (Though the movie redeemed itself in the end.) So I was relieved when I realized the acting was good, great in some cases. Miles Elliot shines as Eli and lets you peek into his vulnerability in between moments of spitting and running. Asante Jones kills it as veteran camp counselor Sam. And Matthew Jacob Wayne as the alien-obsessed Redford…well he's adorable.

I found myself smiling through the first 1:30 minutes of the film, not because the film is always happy, but because it's REAL. Through my own experience with adopted kids and my conversations with other mom's, every bit of this film is honest, yet filled with hope. Though the first 5 minutes of the film deal with Eli's dark family situation, the rest of the film layers on the joy and hope that the camp counselors are determined to pour into the kids during the short week at camp.

Hollywood loves to entertain us. But Camp does more than entertain – it inspires. It beautifully illustrates the huge impact the small sacrifice of a weeks time can make in the life of a child in foster care.

I hope this movie inspires thousands of adults to realize what a big difference they can make by just giving up one week of their summer to spend at CAMP.


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