A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Camp Movie review and GIVEAWAY

You know me, I have a heart for orphans and foster kids.  When I was asked to review The Camp Movie, I was excited, because it seemed like a movie I would enjoy.

The premise is that self-absorbed Ben gets suckered into volunteering at a summer camp for foster children to impress a client.  At camp, he gets paired with Eli, a 10 year old who has suffered abuse, neglect, and loss.  You can imagine how well they get along in the beginning.  Not so much.  Watch the preview.  See if it draws you in, too.


I have to admit, the movie is a little predictable.  It's a happily ever after story, but it leaves you with the feeling of wanting to do something, too.  After the movie is over, interview clips play from real kids and real counselors from the real camps.  It was from these interviews that the movie was inspired.  And yes, this was a Kleenex movie for me.  We take so much for granted.

I think our favorite part (I watched it with my kids) was the Tea Party Scene.  I do have to caution you, Eli flips off Ben at one point.  That's not something I was thrilled to have my kids see.  Overall, however, we did enjoy it, and you have a chance to enjoy it, too!


In fact, my kids enjoyed it so much,


that I found them watching it again the next morning.  That's a few thumbs up, right there.

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If you can't wait to win a copy, you buy the movie here.  You can connect with the Camp movie on Facebook or Twitter.


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30 comments:

  1. WHOO HOOO another giveaway! fingers crossed!

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  2. We're not involved in foster care or adoption, though we have thought about adopting. I think we're getting too old now, though. :(

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    1. You might be surprised! We were the youngest couple in our travel group when we adopted Hannah.

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  3. Hi there!

    I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I love hearing adoption stories.

    My name is Maria, and being a visionary/photographer/writer myself, I always love finding good blogs, glad I stumbled upon you! I write and shoot for an organization called “Danita’s Children”. We run an orphanage, school, feeding program and most recently, a 3-story pediatric hospital in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. We are always looking for more supporters and people to spread our message and mission of rescuing, loving and caring for orphans and impoverished children, if this is something you would be interested in, please check out our website (currently under construction, about to have a whole new look!) http://www.danitaschildren.org, or our Facebook page: Danita’s Children. If you’re on instagram, we post photos at least every other day at @danitaschildren. I would love for you to check us out and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me personally: maria@danitaschildren.org. Thank you and have a great day!

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    1. Looks like a great organization, Maria! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. We're not involved in foster care or adoption. I will like to but not right now will wait a bit longer.

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    1. Maybe during the "not yet" time, you can find a way to support a foster parent you know. :)

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    1. Maybe you can support those who are active?

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  6. No, I am not involved at this time.

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  7. What an amazing family you have..two years ago at the age of 50 after raising four beautiful daughters we had the opportunity to foster an infant ..he is now 2yrs and we are in the process of adopting and also fostering more kids..we are loving having a house full of little ones again

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    1. Oh, congratulations! :) I love having a houseful.

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  8. No, I have not been involved in foster care.
    Sherri J
    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. i so wanna win this do you know any others giving it away?

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    1. I haven't seen anyone else doing it, but you might check the Utah blog and see if there are others listed there. :) Good luck!

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  10. I am not involved in foster care or adoption directly, but I donate children's clothes to an organization that provides clothes to foster families when they are taking emergency placements and don't have clothes.

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    1. That's wonderful! I used to donate all our outgrown little stuff to a crisis pregnancy center, a cause near and dear to my heart. I'd love to find something like that near us!

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  11. My son's all time favorite teacher is trying to adopt. They had a fundraiser and we went to it. We support her all the way she'll make a great mom!

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  12. I am not personally involved in either right now! I used to babysit for foster children when I lived in a different state, and we hope to adopt a child when we are in a better financial situation :) Thanks for the chance

    wont_forget_this_address@yahoo.com
    Amanda K

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    1. Babysitting is a great way to help foster parents out! It gets stressful, and a break is so refreshing. :) Thank you.

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  13. We haven't gotten to talking seriously about it, but we are open to adopting. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  14. I definitely would love to after I am done with college in another year and start working in the real world. However I think it is hard to say what the future brings. Now I would love to!

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    1. I hope it works out! :) Best wishes on finishing school!

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