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10 Summer Camp Movies

Some of the greatest film memories come from summer camp movies. They touch our funny bone, pull on our heart strings and sometimes scare the heck out of us. Sure, they may not be Oscar® worthy or evening critically acclaimed, but what they may lack in “high-brow” they make up for in just making us feel good.  Who didn’t shed a tear for Rudy at the end of Meatballs? I know I did

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) Dir. Bill Melendez, Phil Roman; Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) Dir. Bill Melendez, Phil Roman; Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman

 Dir. David Swift; Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

The Parent Trap (1961) Dir. David Swift; Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith

Meatballs (1979)Dir. Ivan Reitman; Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Chris Makepeace

Meatballs (1979)Dir. Ivan Reitman; Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Chris Makepeace

 

Friday the 13th (1980) Dir. Sean S. Cunningham; Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon

Friday the 13th (1980) Dir. Sean S. Cunningham; Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon

Space Camp (1986) Dir. Harry Winer; Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston

Space Camp (1986) Dir. Harry Winer; Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston

 Indian Summer (1993) Dir. Mike Binder; Alan Arkin, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton


Indian Summer (1993) Dir. Mike Binder; Alan Arkin, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton

Heavyweights (1995) Dir. Steven Brill; Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller

Heavyweights (1995) Dir. Steven Brill; Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Dir.  David Wain; Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Bradley Cooper

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Dir. David Wain; Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Bradley Cooper

Camp (2003) Dir. Todd Graff; Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat

Camp (2003) Dir. Todd Graff; Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat

 Summer Camp! (2006) Dir. Bradley Beesley, Sarah Price; Patrick Lemmon, Mary Nass, Cameron Schmitt


Summer Camp! (2006) Dir. Bradley Beesley, Sarah Price; Patrick Lemmon, Mary Nass, Cameron Schmitt