Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.
Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »
The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »
At the beginning Ernest gets a shot by Miss. St.cloud then they get a group of kids from a institution. Then Ernest becomes a camp counselor. Later on Ernest gets bit by fire ants at a picnic with Nurse St.cloud and the Chief which is Miss. St.clouds Grandfather. Then The Chief is tricked into selling the camp by Krader Mining company. Then Ernest gets beat up and Miss. St.cloud patches him up. Then he saves Kamp Kikike which is where they live and they become a year round camp.
Several items in Ernest's cabin - alligator puppet, picture of his mother (also portrayed by Jim Varney) - were all used on commercials Jim Varney did in the early 1980s. See more »
Bronk Stinson's laughter is added in later while his back is turned to the camera. When operating the bulldozer to destroy Camp Kickakee's cabins, Lyle Alzado isn't moving as he "laughs". See more »
Ernest P. Worrell:
My motto is, "I never met a bad kid."
Then let me introduce you to some. These misfits were selected by their ward leaders as most in need of help.
[they step over to the boys]
This here's the ringleader, Bobby Wayne. He's been in and out of institutions like this since he was eleven.
Since I was nine.
And this here's Crutchfield. Twelve years old and already a master thief.
[Hands back Ernest's wallet]
It's like a... gift or something.
Ernest P. Worrell:
[takes the wallet]
And here's Danny Simpson. He ...
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The version that aired on NBC's The Wonderful World of Disney is divided into two parts, with part 2 starting with Ernest talking to his turtle. The closing credits of this version are also different, airing with the Kamp Kikakee logo painted on a wooden post in the background and the instrumental theme/Indian chant that aired during the start of the movie. See more »
ernest goes to camp is a funny movie. it's the second best ernest movie,second only to ernest goes to jail. this movie may be the most serious of all ernest movies,if you can believe any are serious. i give ernest goes to camp *** out of ****
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