Summercamp! (2007)


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Documentary filmmakers Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price take viewers back to the sun-soaked days of summer as they follow campers ages 6 through 15 to a place where lifelong friendships are forged, and the struggle against homesickness yields a better understanding of the true value of independence. With music by the Flaming Lips and Noisola, Summercamp! is a warm tribute to an long-running institution that holds a special place in the hearts of countless Americans.


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Summercamp! maintains a gentle, lackadaisical tone that eloquently captures the triumphs and traumas of this ageless ritual.

Sep 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Brief bits of real charm, personality and camp-life detail squeeze through, suggesting why some thrive in an oasis of animal worship, outdoor revelry and zero-to-hero popularity that forgives a nerdy rep back home.

Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unlike the intense cadets for Christ and creationism in the recent documentary Jesus Camp, the kids in the sweet Summercamp! have fun!

Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It observes the specific until the specific turns universal, and the universal until you find yourself moved beyond words.

Aug 10, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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A film only a mother could love.

Jul 27, 2007

A sweeter, more unassuming movie isn't likely to come our way anytime soon.

Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Summercamp!

An ok doc but pretty boring. We follow around a bunch of kids but there isn't enough screen time to really get to know these people. I would have rather seen this tackle the summer camp from the view of the counselors.
It plays more like a commercial for the camp at times. It's ok to miss this one.

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