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Camp (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 February 2013 (USA)
2:47 | Trailer
10-year-old Eli finds himself at summer camp.


Jacob Roebuck


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Elliot 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 ... Redford
Elizabeth Tripp ... Bella


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


Hope is found in unexpected places.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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


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 »

User Reviews

Some children in our midst experience rough lives, but there can be hope. And there is room for us adults to do some growing up too.
15 March 2013 | by kellytinkSee all my reviews

I have had the privilege of being involved in the camp for foster children of which this film was inspired. Although there are three cleverly intertwining plot lines in the film, many true and typical events are in the characters' stories. It is definitely inspired by real life. I felt that it was a good depiction of what happens at this unique summer camp - the growing awareness we as volunteers have of the disadvantages and trauma this population of children experiences and the incredible hope that is brought to these children through a week at camp. This film may not be what you expect, but I feel it is real life. Although there is pain (and pride) in the characters' stories, there is also redemption and hope. There are actually only a couple violent scenes in the film which give it its rating, if that is a viewer's concern, but they are necessary to tell the story and depict the reality of what these children in our own communities experience, the environments that are "normal" for them, and how they react as they try to cope in this world, which can sometimes be shocking to us. Although the film and its themes may cause tears, the film also brings laughter and most importantly, thought. It may even motivate you to get involved and make a difference in the world yourself.

If you think you may want to volunteer at a camp like this search online for one in your area, but don't worry, they will train you so you can be a better counselor than Ken was.

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Release Date:

22 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,785, 24 February 2013

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roebuck Media See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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