With Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" getting more and more buzz and summer officially in full swing, I thought I'd spend a bit of MY summer break making a list of camp movies. In "Moonrise Kingdom," Jared Gilman plays a twelve year old Khaki Scout, who ditches his New England sleepaway camp to embark on a journey with his new young love played by Kara Hayward. Whether you're sending your kids to camp this summer, you're a kid in the thick of it all or if you're a grown up, who attended camp as a child, this list is for you. I have THE BEST memories from summer camp, day camp AND sleepaway camp, and I hope you do too. Either way, enjoy these "campy" movies!
Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman directs - HILARIOUS!
Little Darlings (1980) Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol - Love this one!
Friday the 13th (1980) Watch a young Kevin Bacon get killed!
Dirty Dancing (1987) Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey - Classic!
Camp Nowhere (1994) Christopher Lloyd and Jonathan Jackson - Great for kids.
Jesus Camp (2006) documentary - This one may freak you out.
Indian Summer (1993) Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Perkins
Camp (2003) Anna Kendrick
Heavyweights (1995) Ben Stiller, written by Judd Apatow
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) Jim Varney
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce
The Parent Trap (1998) Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
Addams Family Values (1993) Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack, Anjelica Huston
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Schuyler Fisk, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik SpaceCamp - Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix in his feature film debut
Summercamp! (2006) documentary Sleepaway Camp (1983) slasher flick
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Camp Rock (2008) made for tv Disney movie The Adventures of Spin and Marty - Disney tv series from the 1950s