Parents' Guide to

Camp Cool Kids

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Faith-based summer camp tale deals with bullying.

Movie NR 2017 104 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 5+

Cute, clean family movie!

My kiddos picked this movie and I didn’t see much beyond the rating and title. I was floored when I heard the grandfather mention Jesus and watched the family pray over their meal…. The movie was packed with Biblical principles without being super cheesy. It’s the first time in a while I felt I did not have to worry about what my kids would hear or see. Is if the best movie ever? No. But is was good enough to keep us all engaged and entertained.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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age 5+
Great movie! A friendly movie where I didn't have to witness bad language and obscenities, which is a highly uncommon thing anymore. Had great lessons and awesome role models in it. I enjoyed this movie and my kids loved it too.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (11):

As summer camp movies go, this one is colorful and spirited and has some quirkily fun performances that will appeal to kids, especially those who enjoy happy endings that rely on faith. Watching red-haired, freckled Connor Rosen's sweet, thoughtful performance (though sometimes so soft-spoken it's difficult to hear) is a treat. Other young actors, most notably Tyree Brown, who was so good in the Parenthood series, bring natural joyfulness to their roles. Louisiana's well-established Camp Istrouma is a beautiful, camera-ready place, and director Lisa Arnold makes the most of its lushness. It's doubtful, however, that their real-life camp activities are as unstructured, or that the bullying that takes place would go unnoticed and/or unpunished. Camp Cool Kids is a crisp, competent production; still, don't expect surprises or original emotional insights.

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