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Flashback to Summer-Camp Movies

Flashback to Summer-Camp MoviesSummer is in full swing, and for many of us it brings back memories of summers long gone by, when we spent several weeks or even months at a summer camp. Boating, swimming, arts and crafts, skits, and campfires all the things that make up camp. When the mercury soars, perhaps its time to hibernate in your Barrington Place Apartment and indulge in a movie marathon, and what better to watch than some classic summer-camp themed movies. Weve pulled together a list to get you started, so grab a drink and the popcorn, and start streaming! Meatballs (1979): The original camp movie, starring Bill Murray in his first film role, pits Camp North Star, the underdog, against fancy-pants Camp Mohawk, who likes to cheat, you would think North Star doesnt have a chance, until they embrace a stance of apathy, chanting, It just doesnt matter! (But really, it does.) Taking a ride in the way-back machine, you will find the likes of Follow Me Boys (1966) about Lelm Simmons, a man in a traveling band, who settles down in a small town with dreams of becoming a lawyer. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town. Camp Hollywood? Troop Beverly Hills (1989) is a classic tale of non-camp, camping. It has everything a group of underestimated misfits, an unlikely leader, an overly sincere adversary who likes to cheat, and the renewal of traditional values through adversity. The Parent Trap (1961) Identical twin sisters are separated at a year old due to their parents divorce are accidentally enrolled at the same summer camp and, after torturing each other, figure out that theyre sisters and scheme to get their parents back together. (Info about movies is taken from the IMDb website.) If hibernation isnt for you, head out to a Madison area theater and catch the latest release. This site will let you know whats coming up. What are your favorite summer-themed movies? Feel free to share in the comments!