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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 they stand 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 Parent Trap of 1961 to cult classic Addams Family Values, the movies on this list are sure to entertain the whole family. If you've got a kid headed to camp soon, check out our summer camp book list, and for more summer-themed entertainment, see our summer family movie night suggestions. 

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The Parent Trap (1961) Movie Poster Image
Charming classic has some dated gender roles.
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(Release Year: 1961)
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The Parent Trap Movie Poster Image
Delightful remake is great for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare Movie Poster Image
Spooky stories come to life in camp-set Scooby movie.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Camp Rock Movie Poster Image
Disney turns out a fun, clean, surefire tween hit.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Movie Poster Image
Talented Disney stars boost tween-friendly sequel.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Girls Rock! Movie Poster Image
Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Mr. Troop Mom Movie Poster Image
Made-for-Nickelodeon movie is so-so but fun for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Baby Sitters Club Movie Poster Image
A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Heavyweights Movie Poster Image
Early Judd Apatow film makes fat camp mischievous and fun.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Camp Cucamonga Movie Poster Image
Silly but sweet '90s summer camp movie has some bullying.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Fred 3: Camp Fred Movie Poster Image
Hyper teen's third movie has worthy themes for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Addams Family Values Movie Poster Image
A dark comedy teens will love.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Dance Camp Movie Poster Image
Teens compete in engaging dance movie; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Meatballs Movie Poster Image
Quaint summer camp comedy has sex on the brain.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Moonrise Kingdom Movie Poster Image
Typically quirky Wes Anderson dramedy has lots of heart.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Camp Movie Poster Image
Funny movie about theater camp for teens.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Wet Hot American Summer Movie Poster Image
Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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