CAMP dvd releases Aug 27

(Disclosure:  I received the movie CAMP in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions shared are my own and were not persuaded in any way.)

 I love watching inspirational movies.  With so much garbage on television now a days it is hard for good, clean family movies to make it.  I got the opportunity to review the new movie CAMP.  Within the first 5 minutes, I already had teary eyes.  My heart absolutely breaks when I see children getting abused.  The storyline of this movie was easy to follow.  I think the actors did a great job portraying the true stories of the kids and counselors that this was based off of.  CAMP will tug at your heart, it will make you tear up, it will make you laugh a few times. The relationship that is built between the counselor, Ken and the child, Eli is inspiring.  Like any relationship, it took some time to build the trust but once Ken was able to break through, not only did he change Eli's life, but he changed his own.  This is a movie that I will recommend anyone to watch.  At the end of the movie, I felt like I should become a foster parent.  I know that we can't really do it but others that watch this movie might be in a position to be able to help.  This movie might be over some of the younger kids heads but I would let my 8 year old watch it.

"CAMP" is the story of a deeply troubled boy, Eli (Miles Elliot, "The Mentalist"), and an apathetic investment adviser, 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 Jacob Roebuck, the film’s writer and director.  "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 the Word on the video distribution of the picture.  Not only do the bring a first-class distribution for mainstream and Christian markets, they also understand the heart behind the film."

This movie is rated PG-13 and releases August 27th. If you purchase a copy of CAMP before August 31st, the producers of the movie will donate $3 to Royal Family KIDS.

I'm always looking for good, clean, family friendly movies to watch with my boys.  What are some of your favorites?