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April 12, 2013

New movie raises support and funds for Norman foster program

NORMAN — “Camp,” a movie inspired by the heartbreaking stories of foster children, will play in a limited release opening today at Hollywood Theater in Norman.

“The movie is based on the experience of campers and counselors at Royal Family Kids Camps, including the camp held locally here in Norman,” said writer/director Jacob Roebuck. “When I volunteered at a camp just like the one in Norman, 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.”

Besides encouraging people to volunteer to serve at a camp for abused and neglected children, “Camp” also will raise money for the Norman camp during its one-week run at Hollywood Theater.

Forty percent of the producer’s proceeds will be donated to help finance the Royal Family Kids Camp run by camp directors Sabrina Yaw and Rick Roberts.

“The movie is an excellent portrayal of what children in the foster care system struggle with every day and how “Camp” impacts these children by giving them confidence and hope for the future,” Rick Roberts said. “‘Camp’ shows not only how the children are impacted, but also how working with these kids changes the lives of the adults. Incredible, life changing.”

In addition to playing at Norman Hollywood Theater, the film will open in 13 additional cities in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio and California today and has already opened in 30 cities since it’s release. The movie is scheduled to play in around 100 theaters during its limited release run this spring.

Royal Family Kids Camp — Norman began in the summer of 2006, making this summer the eighth camp benefiting foster children in Cleveland County. The camp takes in 58 boys and girls with nearly 100 volunteers.

For more information, visitnorman.royalfamilykids.org or call Roberts at 409-6325 or Yaw at 615-9221.

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