Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

Ernest (Jim Varney) gets a job as a fix-it man at a summer camp for troubled boys, but what he really wants to be is a counselor. This juvenile comedy, filled with potty humor and slapstick, chronicles his campaign to get a promotion. A… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 22, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Typical, typical Ernest nonsense, cookie cutter funny.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Totally undeserving of its status as a punchline, this may be no classic but it's a fine kiddie tale

Clint Morris

Feverishly funny family fun

Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Just exactly like every other Ernest movie you've ever seen. And yet, Varney's innocent playfulness is somehow oddly appealing.

Fred Topel

Ernest did much better in some of the follow-ups.

Scott Weinberg

Has some honest laughs ... but it also spawned Ernest's movie career. Call it a toss-up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Stacy Avary
I don't care if the critics like this or not. Jim Varney was(and still is) one of my favorite actors of all time. He was truly gifted and a multi-faceted… More
Jason Spencer
Funny stuff. I liked Ernest and I thought this was pretty good as a kid. This was the best of the Ernest movies by far. Pretty good for a character who… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ernest P. Worrell: You see these hands? Huh? Huh? You see them? If I put them in my pockets I will be arrested for concealing lethal weapons.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Ernest's first movie, which started Jim Varney's movie career! He's got a yokel hickish charm; and all I remember about this movie is little… More
Curtis Lilly
It was one of the better. That's not saying much.
Dann Michalski
When Ernest Goes to Camp hilarity ensues, knowhutImean? Jim Varney brings his trademark character to the big screen in this fun, wacky adventure. After… More