Reflections On Camp By A Former Royal Family KIDS Camper

After seeing the movie, CAMP, based on Royal Family KIDS Camp, Michelle*, a former Royal Family KIDS Camper, was deeply moved. Here are her reactions:

“The beginning of the movie while Eli was with his parents… taunted me. I remember my uncle treating me similar to the way Eli’s mom treated him. I, too, was forced to stay in my room and told that I didn’t deserve a birthday party that year. Although my birthday was forgotten, it was later celebrated at camp. The most touching part of the movie for me was the ending when all the campers departed from their counselors, not knowing whether they would ever see each other again. When I was in that situation, all I could do was pray that I would see my counselor again. Eli was lucky to reunite with his counselor after camp, just as I had. I love this movie! It’s important to hear other people’s stories because it makes me realize that I’m not the only one who had to overcome such hardships.”

*Name has been changed to protect the child’s identity