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Camp Nowhere (1994)

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A group of junior high kids don't want to go to summer camps chosen by their parents. They make their own adult-free camp and "hire" an ex drama teacher to help.


Jonathan Prince
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Putch ... Neil Garbus
Peter Scolari ... Donald Himmel
Romy Windsor ... Nancy Himmel (as Romy Walthall)
Jonathan Jackson ... Morris 'Mud' Himmel
Joshua Gibran Mayweather Joshua Gibran Mayweather ... Walter Welton (as Joshua G. Mayweather)
Andrew Keegan ... Zack Dell
Devin Oatway ... Tim
Kellen McLaughlin Kellen McLaughlin ... J.D.
Brian Wagner Brian Wagner ... Lenny
Marnette Patterson ... Trish Prescott
Melody Kay ... Gaby Nowicki
Christopher Lloyd ... Dennis Van Welker
M. Emmet Walsh ... T.R. Polk
Ray Baker ... Norris Prescott
Kate Mulgrew ... Rachel Prescott


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 friends, he realises that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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This summer, kids rule. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild adolescent language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


By a strange coincidence two actors who appear in this film, Alison Mack and Andrew Keegan, would later quit acting to join religious cults See more »


When Zack (Andrew Keegan) tries to buy beer at Howie's grocery store with his fake ID, he's told by the clerk that the drinking age is 19. Ohio was the last state in the U.S. to have a drinking age of 19 when it was raised to 21 in 1987 See more »


Trish: So I don't get it, who made those teepees and painted that weird bus?
Fein: Back in the 60's, some hippies came here and turned the place into a commune. You know, sex, and drugs, and debauchery.
Dennis Van Welker: Knew I'd been here before.
Gaby: You mean you did that stuff here?
Dennis Van Welker: No... not *here*.
[Takes a step to the right and nods]
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, we hear Walter calling for Betty again. See more »


References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


Written by Kendall Jones (as Kendall R. Jones), Angelo Moore (as Angelo C. Moore), Norwood Fisher (as John Norwood Fisher)
Performed by Fishbone
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great movie, Jessica Alba's first role
9 July 2002 | by Smug_GrinchSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie. I first saw it at 20 years old and remembered all the fun things I did as a teenager. This movie makes you want to reclaim your lost youth. Why couldn't they have cool stuff like that when I was their age?

After Dark Angel was canceled by Fox, I checked this web site to see what else Jessica Alba had starred in. I was surprised to find out that this was Jessica's first movie. Way cool! She has only one or two lines, but she does pop up plenty of times and adds plenty of atmosphere to the film.

A good one to watch with the family, but make sure that your kids don't get any ideas. ;)

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Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp Nowhere See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,755,661, 28 August 1994

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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