For the kid in all of us, the summer camp film has served as an ode to our American youth as well as a gentle reminder of the simpler—and goofier—times of childhood. We all have our guilty (even shaming) pleasures when it comes to this genre, but I’d like to think mine are at least adequate enough. Take a look and judge for yourself.

Camp:
Although somewhat formulaic in plot, Todd Graff’s Camp manages to provide an intimate glimpse into the world of the performing arts while still upholding the usual coming-of-age motifs we’ve come to expect from summer camp fare. Showcasing musical hits like Stephen Sondheim’s "Company," Camp appeals to both Broadway diehards and reminiscing adults alike...