Summer camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant summer camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, melancholic and light films and TV shows about / with summer camp, youth, camp, teenage life, friends, camp counselor, teenage girl, lake, teenage boy and family plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as summer camp: The Parent Trap (1998), Camp Rock (2008), High Security Vacation (2009), The Parent Trap (1961), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), It Takes Two (1995), Camp Nowhere (1994), Heavy Weights (1995), Little Darlings (1980), Camp (2003).

List of summer camp movies

 6.5
 110K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, summer camp, mischievous children, lookalikes, disorder, dishonesty, single parent, butler, trap, comedy of errors, parents and children, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, california, london, maine, usa ...
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 5.1
 27K
Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenage love, cinderella story, love and romance, fall in love, friends, singing, teenager, rock star, follow your dream, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, hawaii
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High Security Vacation (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process. Sumrak has been in prison since he was 16 years old but is pushing thirty now, is well acquainted with prison ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: summer camp, fugitives, adventure, starting over, social relations, changing lives, human relationship, prison riot, male friendship, parenting, unlikely relationship, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, family relations, summer camp, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, single parent, family, prank, reunion, lookalikes, youth ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: summer camp, rescue, love triangle, looking for sex, camp, lifeguard, farce, love and romance, friends, danger, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: italy, maine
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 5.8
 19K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: twins, family, mischievous children, orphan, single parent, summer camp, social worker, fall in love, siblings relations, social differences, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london
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 6.0
 8K
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 realizes that they are all facing the same ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, parent child relationship, misfit, family, teenage life, frame up, adventure, friends, disorder, high school, father son relationship, secret ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 23K
Heavy Weights (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: summer camp, overweight, family, righting the wronged, family relations, physical appearance, disorder, teenage life, child as adult, instructor, buddies, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, teenage love, best friends, youth, high school life, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
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 6.2
 5K
Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, artists and showbiz, rock, audition, teenage life, social misfits, rehearsal, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, murder, psychopath, psycho killer, who done it, investigation, camp, deadly, gory, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
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Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Scooby and the gang experience outdoor fun as they go back to Fred's old summer camp.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, campfire story, ghost, escapades, investigation, supernatural, scooby doo, adventure, young heroes, buddies, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.3
 23K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, shyness, youth, danger, teenage life, violence, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 80s
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 7.2
 13K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, youth, love triangle, gay teenager, teenagers, romance, teenage love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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 3.1
 15K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: summer camp, competition, colonel, family, escapades, buddies, misfit, goofy hero, mischievous children, fish out of water, family relations, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
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Happy Campers (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sexual
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: summer camp, camp, love, college, teenager, summer, teenage life, buddies, youth, unrequited love, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Six children at a summer camp embark on a mission to save a buffalo herd from slaughter.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, road movie
Plot: summer camp, rescue, environmentalism, obsessive quest, teenage life, friendship, animal life, coming of age, buffalo, youth, brother brother relationship, hunter ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.3
 1K
Huge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Huge is a short lived American drama series that aired on the ABC Family television network. The series is based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Sasha Paley. The hour-long drama series revolves around eight teens sent to a summer weight ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: summer camp, overweight, weight loss, teenager, self discovery, teenage love, love and romance, friendship, african american, youth, physical appearance, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 2K
Camp (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone. Parents decompress over gin and tonics while their kids run wild, and teenage counselors fall in and out of love. Mackenzie Granger is the camp owner and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, teenage life, coming of age, camp, youth, popularity, singer, supportive friend, friends, father son relationship, summer vacation, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 506
A Pig's Tale (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kids' comedy with all the clich├ęs. Six boys (hero, pudgy, dumb, romeo, etc), reluctantly sent to summer camp, are grouped together in a ramshackle hut, and instantly identified as losers and outcasts by the overconfident camp bullies, who ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, toilet humor
Audience: family outing
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, prank, archery, summer, water skiing, bully, campfire, friends, injustice, misfit, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
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 5.3
 4K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, murder, stalking, psycho, camp counselor, forest, psychopath, supernatural, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
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 6.2
 18K
Meatballs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, funny, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, camp, friends, mischievous children, rich and poor, youth, prank, flirting, ketchup, toothpick, french fries ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, forest, danger, woman in danger, youth, deadly, teenage life, gory, rivalry, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 14K
The Burning (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: summer camp, slasher, camp, murder, serial killer, revenge, prank, teenager, violence, stalking, hospital, burned alive ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, new york
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 5.9
 17K
Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: resort, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, piranha, danger, rescue, race against time, experiment, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Camp Lakebottom (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: McGee sets out for summer camp but ends up in the wrong bus, where he meets Squirt and Gretchen. The bus ended up at Camp Lakebottom, a forgotten, weird place has a lot of adventures in store for the 3 friends and their enemy Buttsquat
Style: feel good, stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, mutant, camp, adventure, prank, friendship, imaginary, family, disorder, friends, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.4
 7K
Camp Lazlo! (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Camp Lazlo! is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray. The series was released on July 8, 2005, in the United States and was released on November 1, 2005, in the United Kingdom. The show features a Boy Scout-like summer camp ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: summer camp, chaos and mayhem, goofy hero, family, buddies, disorder, partners, fish out of water, misfit, scout, mischievous children, friends ...
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 3.7
 472
Gorp (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gorp is a delighfully silly send up of summer camp movies. It is set in a Catskills style resort for wealty Jewish kids. The main source of plot movement is from the following elements: camp waiters vs. camp management; camp guests vs. waiters; ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, prank, drugs/alcohol, friends, lifestyle, power relations, buddies, workplace, uninhibited rivalry, looking for sex, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Meatballs Part II (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, psychotronic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: summer camp, alien, rivalry, teenage life, lifestyle, contests and competitions, looking for sex, heroes, save the day, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Cheerleader Camp (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alison follows her friends to a summer camp for cheerleaders. But she is having bad nightmares. Her boyfriend has followed her to the camp but he seems to be more interested in the other girls, girls who sooner or later are found brutally murdered. ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, semi serious, rough, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, serial killer, murder, cheerleader, rivalry, slasher, summer, nightmare, bikini, mascot, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
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