I received a copy of Family Camp to facilitate my post.
I had initially heard about Family Camp through an interview with Leigh-Allyn Baker just before it was being released to theaters. If that name isn’t ringing a bell, you obviously didn’t have a kid watching The Disney Channel back when Good Luck Charlie was on. That was hands-down our favorite family show and we would often find ourselves watching it when there were only adults still awake. Leigh-Allyn Baker played the mom of the hilarious family and I absolutely loved her zany portrayal of everyday life with kids. I missed my chance to see Family Camp on the big screen, but jumped at the opportunity to review it once it was available to stream and on DVD. It’s the first feature film from The Skit Guys.
Leigh-Allyn also plays the mom in Family Camp and she is just as good as she was in Good Luck Charlie. She is supported by a group of equally talented actors including Tommy Ackerman, Eddie James, Mark Christopher Lawrence Robert Amaya and Gigi Orsillo just to name a few. The premise of the movie is that Grace Ackerman (played by Baker) decides the family needs to go to their church’s family camp to help her overworked, phone obsessed husband (Woodard) reconnect with the family. Tommy (the husband) neglects to register and, instead of the posh glamping cabin they been sold on, the family winds up sharing a yurt with another family. As you might have guessed, the two families have very little in common – with exception of the their desire to win the coveted camp trophy.
The camp families compete in a variety of events to earn points towards the trophy. The two fathers wind up stranded in the woods at one point and their faith and family bonds are all put to the test. Baker describes Family Camp as the first mainstream Christian comedy and it doesn’t disappoint in providing some laugh out loud moments. While it’s rated PG for some “action and thematic elements”, it’s a movie you can watch with any member of your family without cringing or feeling the need to cover their eyes at any point.
The folks at Team Click even put together a fun recipe to enjoy as you’re watching Family Camp with your own family. These Camp-tasic Mini Camp-cuterie Snacks are the perfect movie muchies to serve up with a viewing of the movie.
Family Camp is available on DVD and digital/VOD as of 6/28/22. Additional details:
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Heart of Family Camp
- Who Are the Skit Guys?
- Deleted Scenes
- Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
- Rhett Walker Goes Behind the Scenes
- Eddie’s Yurt Tour
Tommy Woodard Zombieworld, The Dance
Leigh-Allyn Baker TV’s “Good Luck Charlie,” Swiped
Mark Christopher Lawrence Sleeper Agent, Fear of a Black Hat
TRAILER: Family Camp (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – Tommy Woodard, Eddie James – https://youtu.be/D4eo5DoqrMg
Year of Production: 2022
Title Copyright: © 2022 Provident Films and K-Love Films
Type: New Release
Rating: Rated PG for some action and thematic elements
Genre: Comedy, Family
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 90 minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio