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Top 10 Summer Camp Movies for Kids and Families

If you've got summer camp lined up for your kids and they're not completely sold on it, these movies might help them get in the mood. Their camp experience may not include elaborate Disney musical numbers or finding a long-lost twin, or but they'll get an idea of the fun — and occasional angst — that are part of the camp experience.

This list is in order of age recommendation youngest to oldest.

The Parent Trap (1961, 1998)

Recommended for 6 and up; released  1961, rated G, 1998 rated PG

You get a two for one with The Parent Trap because both versions, the original 1961 version with Hayley Mills, and the updated 1998 version with Lindsay Lohan, are charming and fun. While both deal with divorce and depend on the idea that the parents have been lying to (or withholding information from) their children for years, it's easy to overlook the premise and enjoy the films for what they are intended to be. The updated version contains more implications of sex and drinking than the original but not in any way that is particularly objectionable.

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