Summercamp! (2007)

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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Critic Reviews for Summercamp!

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Summercamp! maintains a gentle, lackadaisical tone that eloquently captures the triumphs and traumas of this ageless ritual.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Seattle Times
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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.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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Unlike the intense cadets for Christ and creationism in the recent documentary Jesus Camp, the kids in the sweet Summercamp! have fun!

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
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It observes the specific until the specific turns universal, and the universal until you find yourself moved beyond words.

Full Review… | August 10, 2007
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Summercamp!

A fine documentary that covers 3 weeks of children at a nature camp. It is a little too broad at times, keeping some kids too distant, but it's a great nostalgia trip into childhood.

Stephen Huss
Stephen Huss

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.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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Cute film albeit short with very little structure. Makes me feel like my films will do just as well. It is definitely adorable as the kids themselves are great in a "they say the darnedest things" way. Simply a charming film though with little to no conflict or arc.

Andy Neitzert
Andy Neitzert

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