"Camp," a movie inspired by the stories of foster children, begins a limited-release run at Brenden Theatres in downtown Modesto today.
"The movie is based on the experience of campers and counselors at Royal Family KIDS Camps, including the camp held in Modesto," said writer/ director Jacob Roebuck. "When I volunteered at a camp just like the one in Modesto, I saw the huge need for people to step up and love these abused and neglected children. There is no other medium like a movie that can entertain and encourage people to become engaged."
Forty percent of the producer's proceeds from the one-week engagement at Brenden will be donated to help finance the Royal Family KIDS Camp run in Modesto.
This summer will be the eighth year of Royal Family KIDS Camp in Stanislaus County. It was launched by members of Wellspring Anglican Church.
"As I viewed the movie, I was reminded of so many moments at camp that bring both joy and tears," said Modesto camp director Kristi Hansen. "The movie honestly represents the lives our kids live. Just like in life, the film captures the joy that hope can bring. My hope is that watching the movie will inspire others to extend unconditional love to our kids by getting involved. Serving at camp is an awesome experience. Being able to spend a week loving these kids is something you will never forget."
For more on the movie, go to www.thecampmovie.com. For more information about the Modesto camp, call Hansen at (209) 525-3600.