Wait No Longer! Here’s Our List of the Top 5 Summer Camp Movies

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by

Wait No Longer! Heres Our List of the Top 5 Summer Camp MoviesThis summer, dozens of parents in Southaven, MS, will grant themselves some relaxation and keep their kids entertained by sending them to summer camp. If you’re looking to follow suit, this Local Moving guide will help you get your kids in the mood for a few weeks of fun in the sun at camp. As soon as your movers are done setting up your furniture, pull out the popcorn and jump on the couch. Here’s our list of the top 5 summer camp movies ever made.

“Camp Nowhere” (1994)

When you have a plot that’s so original and crafty, you are bound to have a timeless film. This Jonathan Price-directed gem tells the story of a group of teenagers who absolutely dread the idea of going to their respective summer camps again. So instead of splitting up and enduring a summer of boredom, they devise a plan to create their own camp with “no parents, no counselors, no rules.” So you may want to double check the legitimacy of the camp that your child plans to attend in a few days.

“Friday the 13th” (1980)

Summer camp is synonymous with horror stories and this one is easily one of the best ever made. While there will always be some debate as to which of the 12 films in this franchise are the best, were sticking to the original. The film, which opens with two gruesome murders, goes on to tell the story of Camp Crystal Lake, a summer camp that’s haunted by Jason Vorhees – a young boy who drowned some 20 years ago. Hold onto your seats and watch the slaughtering unfold before your eyes.

“Meatballs” (1979)

We have to admit that we were extremely close to listing this movie as our first choice. In the film, Bill Murray shines in his first major role as Tripper Harrison, the head counselor at a one-of-a-kind summer camp. While there are many subplots in this movie, the most touching one focuses on a nerdy camper named Rudy Gerner who Harrison begins to show the ropes. In essence, it shows that there’s nothing cooler than coming to terms with who you are.

“Heavyweights” (1995)

If you’ve ever worked with an out of control personal trainer, you will definitely identify with this one. In what just might be the funniest movie on our list, Ben Stiller stars as Tony Perkis, a fitness guru who’s intent on whipping kids into shape at a weight loss camp called Camp Hope. Unfortunately, when Perkis pushes the boys too hard, they decide to fight back with a series of torturous pranks. Just wait until you see how the movie ends.

“Wet Hot American Summer” (2001)

Even though this one didn’t do too well at the box office, it captures the essence of summer camp. In “Wet Hot American Summer,” a bunch of kids do whatever it takes to enjoy their last day at Camp Firewood. With out of control campers, a romantic twist and all of the laughs you can handle, this flick will prove to be addictive.

Tags: camps, summer, vacation

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