The Best Movies About Summer Campby kjtenorman | created - 02 Jun 2017 | updated - 02 Jun 2017 | Public
A chronological, wide-reaching list for summer camp enthusiasts.
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2. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.
Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $3.22M
4. Little Darlings (1980)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Votes: 4,462 | Gross: $34.33M
5. Friday the 13th (1980)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
Votes: 105,095 | Gross: $39.75M
8. Poison Ivy (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Two teenage summer camp counselors struggle with their younger campers, providing a variety of humorous situations and romantic encounters.
9. SpaceCamp (1986)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.
Votes: 12,164 | Gross: $9.70M
10. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.
Votes: 10,218 | Gross: $23.51M
11. Party Camp (1987)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A teenage boy takes a job as a counselor at a summer camp. He finds that the camp is run like a military training camp, and he resolves to turn it into Party Central.
12. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 174,593 | Gross: $0.62M
13. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
Votes: 8,689 | Gross: $8.51M
15. Indian Summer (1993)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.
Votes: 4,725 | Gross: $14.90M
16. Addams Family Values (1993)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.
Votes: 69,341 | Gross: $48.92M
17. Camp Nowhere (1994)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,099 | Gross: $10.47M
18. A Pig's Tale (1994 Video)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kids' comedy with all the clichés. Six boys (hero, pudgy, dumb, romeo, etc), reluctantly sent to summer camp, are grouped together in a ramshackle hut, and instantly identified as losers ... See full summary »
19. Summertime Switch (1994 TV Movie)
85 min | Comedy, Family
Young punk Freddie Egan is in a juvenile detention center for the summer. Spoiled rich-kid Frederick Egan III is going to a luxurious summer camp. However, a name mix-up at the bus terminal... See full summary »
20. Heavy Weights (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.
Votes: 22,849 | Gross: $17.69M
21. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.
Votes: 4,915 | Gross: $9.69M
22. It Takes Two (1995)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Alyssa and Amanda are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day.
Votes: 18,295 | Gross: $19.47M
24. Family Plan (1997)
PG | 95 min | Family, Comedy
After death of a man who managed summer camp for kids, his son-in-law plans to close it and build a luxury summer resort. However, manager's friend, Harry has an idea how to save the children's camp.
25. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Votes: 108,218 | Gross: $66.31M
26. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Votes: 23,341 | Gross: $2.21M
27. Camp (2003)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.
Votes: 5,417 | Gross: $1.63M
28. American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005 Video)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Music
Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.
29. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
Votes: 49,770 | Gross: $0.29M
30. Happy Campers (2001)
R | 94 min | Comedy
When a summer camp director gets injured, the diverse group of college freshmen counselors take charge and spice up the everyday routine of the camp.
31. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 70,006 | Gross: $67.41M
32. Stagedoor (2006)
79 min | Documentary
Stagedoor is a documentary about the Stagedoor Manor summer camp, a theatrical program in the Catskills where all kinds of kids go to participate in productions. The documentary focused on ... See full summary »
33. Summercamp! (2006)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
"Summercamp!" follows the day-to-day drama of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp. Featuring music by The Flaming Lips.
35. Camp Rock (2008 TV Movie)
TV-G | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Music
At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.
36. Fired Up! (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport
The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Votes: 40,566 | Gross: $17.23M
38. Camp Takota (2014)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy
With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise ends up having to take a job as a counselor at her old summer camp. There, she reunites with two estranged friends who attended ... See full summary »
39. The Final Girls (2015)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.