Camp Nowhere

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Camp Nowhere (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Camp Nowhere” is a comedy film released in 1994, directed by Jonathan Prince. The movie stars Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, and Andrew Keegan in the lead roles.

The story follows Morris “Mud” Himmel (played by Jonathan Jackson), a young teenager who is tired of attending various summer camps that his parents force him to go to. Frustrated with the lack of freedom and fun at traditional camps, Mud comes up with a brilliant plan. He convinces his friends to join him in creating a fake summer camp called “Camp Nowhere.”

To make their plan work, Mud and his friends enlist the help of Dennis Van Welker (played by Christopher Lloyd), a former drama teacher. Dennis agrees to pose as a camp counselor, and they trick their parents into giving them money for the camp. With the cash in hand, the group rents a rundown campground and transforms it into a camp where they can do whatever they want.

At “Camp Nowhere,” the kids have the time of their lives, indulging in fun activities and living without any rules or adult supervision. They create their own schedule, engage in wild adventures, and enjoy a summer free of parental restrictions.

However, things take a turn when the parents decide to visit the camp. Fearing that their plan will be exposed, Mud and his friends must find a way to keep the parents in the dark about their elaborate ruse. The situation becomes even more complicated when the parents suspect that something is amiss.

“Camp Nowhere” is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that captures the spirit of youth and rebellion against authority. The film explores the desire for independence and the joy of having the freedom to be oneself without adult interference.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it found success among younger audiences who appreciated its humor and relatable themes. It became a cult classic and is fondly remembered for its nostalgic portrayal of the carefree days of summer and the adventures of childhood.

“Camp Nowhere” is a fun and playful film that celebrates the spirit of camaraderie and the joy of living life to the fullest. It remains a beloved coming-of-age comedy that resonates with audiences of all ages, reminding them of the magic and excitement of summer vacations and the bonds formed through shared experiences.

Additional Details


  • Jonathan Jackson: Morris “Mud” Himmel
  • Christopher Lloyd: Dennis Van Welker
  • Melody Kay: Gaby Nowicki
  • Andrew Keegan: Zack Dell
  • Marnette Patterson: Trish Prescott
  • Wendy Makkena: Dr. Celeste Dunbar
  • Thomas F. Wilson: Lt. Eliot Hendricks
  • Hillary Tuck: Betty Stoller
  • Devin Neil Oatway: Tim
  • Allison Mack: Heather
  • Jessica Alba: Gail
  • Michael Zorek: Chez Cheez Guy
  • Ian Christopher Scott: Warren
  • Nathan Cavaleri: Steve
  • Heather DeLoach: Eileen
  • Paige Andree: Jill
  • Leah Theresa Hanner: Debbie
  • Mooky Arizona: Arnold Spiegel
  • Kazz Wingate IV: Pete
  • Kellen McLaughlin: J.D.
  • Brian Wagner: Lenny
  • Joshua G. Mayweather: Walter
  • Nicolas Friedman: Ricky
  • Alyssa Poblador: Nicole
  • Krystle and Tiffany Mataras: Amber and Ashley
  • Peter Scolari: Donald Himmel
  • Romy Windsor: Nancy Himmel
  • M Emmet Walsh: T.R. Polk
  • Ray Baker: Norris Prescott
  • Kate Mulgrew: Rachel Prescott
  • John Putch: Neil Garbus
  • Burgess Meredith: Fein
  • Maryedith Burrell: Gwen Nowicki
  • Genie Francis: Mrs. Spiegel
  • Jonathan Frakes: Bob Spiegel
  • Peter Onorati: Karl Dell


  • Director: Jonathan Prince
  • Producer: Michael Peyser
  • Writers: Andrew Kurtzman and Elliot Wald

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