Family Camp (2022)
Family Camp is a 2022 American religious comedy film directed by Brian Cates and written by Cates and Rene Gutteridge. The film stars Tommy Woodard, Eddie James, Leigh-Allyn Baker, and Gigi Orsillo, and follows two polar-opposite families who are forced to camp together, the fathers' struggles to hold onto their families and marriages as they compete for the coveted camp trophy. The film was released on May 13, 2022 in the United States, by Roadside Attractions. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $4 million at the box office.
Family Camp (2022)
Businessman Tommy Ackerman's preoccupation with his job has interfered with his relationship with his wife, Grace, and their two children, Hannah and Henry. Grace insists the family attend Camp Katokwah, a church camp, located in the Ouachita National Forest. Upon arrival, the Ackermans discover Tommy failed to complete their reservation for a cabin and they are assigned to share a yurt with the Sanders family, whose vehicle had earlier passed them aggressively en route to the camp. Eddie Sanders is an insecure, self-absorbed chiropractor who, along with his wife, Victoria, and their two children Eddie Jr. and Barb, present themselves as the perfect family. Tensions quickly rise, especially between Tommy and Eddie. The two families compete for the Camp Katokwah trophy, won by the Sanders the past two years. Meanwhile, Tommy and Grace continue to navigate through their difficulties caused by Tommy's job commitments. Their teenaged daughter, Hannah, begins seeing a boy, which concerns Grace. Henry, who randomly takes videos, records an argument between Eddie and Victoria, which Tommy later views inadvertently.
Tommy and Eddie join several other men from the camp on a hike to deepen their faith. The pair becomes separated from the group and eventually lost after Eddie's attempt to take a honeycomb results in a swarm of bees attacking both men. Searchers are unable to locate them and Henry also becomes lost when he leaves camp to find his father. The differences between Tommy and Eddie come to a head; however, they are forced to unite against a pair of failed reality television show hunters who tie them up, believing they are thieves. Henry is located to Grace's delight. Tommy and Eddie finally escape and find the trail back to camp. Tommy discovers Eddie had a compass and map and is furious when Eddie admits he got them lost intentionally in order for Victoria to appreciate him upon his return. The men return to camp, but are estranged.
During the ceremony which awards the Sanders with the camp trophy for another year, Eddie confesses his shortcomings in his marriage, and also apologizes to Tommy, giving him the trophy instead. Tommy forgives Eddie and renews his commitment to Grace that he will be a better husband.
Parents need to know that Family Camp is a faith-based family comedy starring YouTube's The Skit Guys, aka Tommy Woodard and Eddie James. While iffy content is mild, the story and messages are really directed at parents, so much so that kids may lose interest. Two dads let their frustration boil into fighting (pushing and shoving), and a person is threatened with a crossbow. A child who's alone in the woods hears scary noises, including wild animals. Iffy language is limited to insults like "dummy" and "idiot"; characters also talk about kissing, and a boy calls a girl "a tease." There's racial diversity among supporting characters, but female characters are depicted stereotypically, only speaking about men, children, and marriage problems. While the story's focus is heavily on grown-up stuff, the activities at Camp Katokwah may get kids excited to go to church camp -- and for many families of faith, that will be a win.
To get some quality family time together, the Ackermans sign up for their church's FAMILY CAMP. But when they end up bunking with the overachieving Sanders family, the Ackermans decide to go all in to win the camp's coveted championship trophy.
The Skit Guys have answered faith-based movie lovers' prayers: This is easily the best Christian comedy made to date. With excellent production values, solid direction, and fantastic comedy chops from the cast, Family Camp is a winner. Its laugh-out-loud humor may help it cross into the mainstream, as could the way it depicts the Ackermans, who positively represent many families of faith in "the secular community": They go to church and believe in God, but they don't talk about it all the time. Writer-director Brian Cates smartly contrasts the Ackermans with their bunkmates, the smugly pious Sanders family. This allows Christian families to laugh knowingly at two extremes they may recognize.
Please contact the registrar at 830-315-9271. You will receive a refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, if you cancel more than 30 days prior to your camp session. To learn more, read our full cancellation policy.
The executive committee recently gathered for the first ever Spring meeting to review, discuss, and plan the 2023 camp season. The meeting was very beneficial, allowing board members to rekindle ideas, follow up on action items, and meet with the incoming camp directors on various topics. Among the topics of discussion was the 2023 COVID policy for campers which can be found in the meeting minutes here. I feel that the guidelines set will make camp more inclusive for those who wish to attend, while making sure those who have concerns around COVID-19 are comfortable. If you have any additional questions or concerns around the policy, please feel free to reach out so we can address them.
For your registration to be considered complete, you must complete and return both the registration form and the Covid-19 Waiver. In addition, documented proof of Covid-19 vaccination must be included with your registration. (Note: this does not apply to campers under 5 years of age; they may be registered and may attend camp without being vaccinated, as they are not currently vaccine eligible).
With the pandemic still very present in the world today, the Family Camp Executive Committee has identified several stipulations that will be put in place to help protect our campers and the people of Tyler. These include limiting each camp capacity of campers to 130 people; all campers that are eligible must be vaccinated against COVID-19; and all campers will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test no less than 72 hours prior to attending camp. Additionally, in the event of a COVID-19 surge or variant, the Executive Committee will cancel camp. If camps are cancelled or if pre-registered attendees have to cancel at the last minute due to illness, full deposit refunds will be provided to those affected.
Our Executive Committee Secretary, SvenErik Olsen, will be sending out registration forms before the end of the month which will be accompanied by a detailed letter of the 2022 Danebod Family Camp COVID-19 stipulations. If you have any questions or concerns around camp this year, please feel free to send me an email or give me a call.
In the meantime, many campers have expressed interest in leading singing and dancing, teaching a craft, being a director, or serving as a board member for the camps. I know from personal experience that the opportunity to learn these trades during camp is very challenging, and can be difficult to coordinate during the other 51 weeks of the year. One of our biggest initiatives in the coming year is to identify and mentor future generations of resource leaders by hosting a Leadership Summit that would offer a day-long session of teaching these trades. If you have an interest in becoming a resource leader to help sustain our future family camps, please watch for further communication on this event coming soon.
Medical professionals and specialists from our community will be attending camp to interact in our Q&A sessions. The Q&A sessions are for the parents and any of the children, teens, or young adults who attend camp and are interested in connecting with the experts in rare neuroimmune disorders. Closed sessions for just campers (those with a diagnosis) and separate sessions for their siblings may also be available. All medical and professional volunteers attending SRNA Family Camp have been invited by SRNA to join as volunteers and to participate in our program. The medical and professional volunteers may share their experiences and make recommendations but will not be able to provide specific medical advice.
Enjoy a unique and relaxing weekend camp experience with your family. Explore wide-open spaces and enjoy staff-led activities for all ages, including hiking, crafts, games, archery, canoeing and evening programming.
Attendees will stay in a winterized, semi-private Ranch House Cabin, with shared space and restroom/sink area. Those not comfortable sharing cabin space, may provide their own tent, RV, or camper. There are no hook ups for the RV/campers. 041b061a72