“Camp,” a movie inspired by the stories of foster children, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road, Great Bend. Admission is free.
The movie is based on the true experiences of campers involved with Royal Family Kids Camp.
Royal Family Kids Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a national network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. By mobilizing local churches to sponsor a one-week camp for these children in their communities, the organization gets caring adults involved in the lives of children who need them. Each camp has two goals: Make positive childhood memories for the kids and let them experience unconditional love from an adult.
In the movie, 10-year-old Eli (Miles Elliot) is placed in a foster home after being abused by his father. Meanwhile, to impress a potential new client, investment advisor Ken Matthews (Michael Mattera) signs up to be a camp counselor and gets paired with the troubled boy. Once at camp, Kevin struggles between his self-serving motives and Eli’s need for unconditional love. After painful revelations, Ken is forced to take drastic measures to earn back Eli’s trust.
“Camp,” rated PG-13, also stars Asante Jones (“Parenthood,” “Dexter”), Grace Johnston (“Snitch,” “The Devil’s Dozen”) and Matthew Jacob Wayne (“New Girl,” “The New Normal”).
For more information, call the church, 620-792-5211.