This is a story based off of true stories about children who were real life campers at Royal Family Kids summer camp.
Eli is a young boy who has been neglected and abused most of his life. His mother dies of a drug overdose and his father beats him, so he is put into the foster care system and he struggles with his emotions and longs for love and a family.
Ken Matthews is an investment advisor and wants to impress a potential new client who happens to have had a part in starting this camp for kids. He decides to become a camp counselor and ends up getting Eli. They do not get along to begin with, but they slowly begin to learn about each others past and begin to trust one another and form a bond and help each other.
This has a happy ending, but I won’t spoil it for you. Truly great to discuss and bring to light the children in the foster care system, what they are struggling with at such a young age and that most of them just want to be loved and cared for by a family who embraces them and welcomes them into their homes.
Our country might wish to tear down the family structure, but there is something powerful about healthy, loving families – kids who have not had a good, solid home life understand what they are missing out on and wish to experience that as well.
Grab a couple of tissues – it has a few spots that might bring a tear to your eyes!