Summer Camp

Directed by Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price

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2006, 85 min

Summercamp! follows the day-to-day drama of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin. Camp is a place where kids can be kids, where their home and school lives momentarily fade into the background as they go through the highs and lows of adolescent rituals: sing-alongs, talent shows, homesickness, counselor mutiny--and first love.

Press

the saddest, sweetest, most magical and most deeply affecting movie of the season.

Salon.com

Summercamp is a riot of talent shows and campfires, canoeing, and holistic clowning.

The New York Times

With tenderness and joy, Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price capture the precious moments of preteen freedomÑnot from parents and school, but from self-awareness and doubt.

Time Out New York

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

New York Post

utterly charming.........Beesley and Price's young subjects are smart and unusually articulate, and they talk about their lives with a perspective one doesn't expect from children.

TV Guide Online

Summercamp, a marvelously honest new film.

New York Sun

In its shuddering truth, Summercamp! dares to suggest that the grand disaster of youth as we knew it was actually... fun.

The Reeler

A feel good hit for the summer.

The Onion

the sweet nostalgia is irresistible.

The Oklahoman

It's funny, it's sad and leaves you with a big smile on your face.

Oklahoma Gazette

And if Summercamp!" is any indication, happy camper or not, the experience remains a formative one.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

one of the finest profiles of childhood I've ever seen.

Ain't It Cool News

you can practically taste those burnt wieners.

Entertainment Weekly

this is pure cinema‰Û_It's like Lord of the Flies with exhausted post-teen counselors running around grilling hot dogs and serving as the objects of first love...richly rewarding.

Tuscon Weekly

insightful and refreshing.

Lincoln Journal Star

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

The Boston Globe

sweet and alive with homesickness, high-fives, sing-a-longs and armpit farts

Chicago Tribune

wonderfully funny....lighthearted and a helluva lot of fun, Summercamp! is a perfect end to the season

Timeout Chicago

eloquently captures the triumphs and traumas of this ageless ritual.

Seattle Times

the music, by the Flaming Lips, is stellar.

The Stranger

Pure and heartbreaking, if you don't relate to this film you were never a kid.

Chicago Tribune

...it will go down as one of the most entertaining movies of the year

Filmthreat

You'll definitely leave with a smile on your face

Ain't It Cool News

...a respectful, contemplative, and often blithe portrait of kids being kids

The Austin Chronicle

Hilarious, touching and a hell of a lot of fun

Time Out Chicago

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Sarah Price, Director, Summer Camp