The Best Summer Camp Movies for Kids

Whether or not your child has experienced the bug repellent-filled and campfire-scented days of summer camp, kids resonate with what camp stands for: freedom, outdoor adventure, friendships forged and foes identified, and, of course, crushes and kisses. Parents will appreciate that teamwork and perseverance are emphasized as characters band together to overcome obstacles. From the original 1961 Parent Trap to cult classic Addams Family Values, the movies on this list will entertain the whole family. If you've got a kid headed to camp soon, check out our summer camp book list, too. And for more summer-themed entertainment, see our summer family movie night suggestions.

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Go! Go! Cory Carson: Summer Camp

age 4+

Likable social-emotional messages stand out in cute story.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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It Takes Two

age 5+

Olsens in Prince and the Pauper meets Parent Trap.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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The Parent Trap (1961)

age 6+

Charming classic has some dated gender roles.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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The Parent Trap

age 6+

Delightful remake is great for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare

age 6+

Spooky stories come to life in camp-set Scooby movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Back of the Net

age 8+

Wholesome, feel-good story of misfit at soccer camp.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Camp Cool Kids

age 8+

Faith-based summer camp tale deals with bullying.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Camp Rock

age 8+

Disney turns out a fun, clean, surefire tween hit.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

age 8+

Talented Disney stars boost tween-friendly sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Family Camp

age 8+

Hilarious faith-based comedy is aimed squarely at parents.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Girls Rock!

age 8+

Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Magic Camp

age 8+

Tween-friendly camp-set comedy has positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Mr. Troop Mom

age 8+

Made-for-Nickelodeon movie is so-so but fun for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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The Baby Sitters Club

age 9+

A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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Heavyweights

age 9+

Early Judd Apatow film makes fat camp mischievous and fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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Camp Cucamonga

age 10+

Silly but sweet '90s summer camp movie has some bullying.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Fred 3: Camp Fred

age 10+

Hyper teen's third movie has worthy themes for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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A Week Away

age 10+

Feel-good faith-based camp musical is clean and upbeat.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Addams Family Values

age 12+

Witty '90s sequel has lots of innuendo, violent scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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Dance Camp

age 13+

Teens compete in engaging dance movie; some profanity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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