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6 Summer Camp Shows Like Wet Hot American Summer

Starring: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon

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Summer camp is a childhood tradition. Some have had the experience while others haven’t. Luckily, shows like Wet Hot American Summer exist to give us insight into all the fun time’s people can have at summer camp.

The Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp tv series is set in the 80’s and is a parody on camp. This show is charming, bizarre, and a lot of fun. You’ll recognize all your favorite comedians like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Banks, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper they make the camping experience come to life.

Foller the campers and the counselors as they get into trouble, fall in love, have talent shows and discover who they really are. If you loved watching Wet Hot American Summer and want more camping series that take place outdoors, watch all the ones listed below.

The Wet Hot American Summer movie can be found here and stars a lot of the same cast members as the tv show.

Beaver Falls

Starring: Sam Robertson, John Dagleish, and Arsher Ali

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Beaver Falls must be added to our list of series like Wet Hot American Summer. This summer camp cast consists of three British men who have decided to spend their summer counseling privileged young people in a Californian summer camp. Things take a sad turn for the men when they’re assigned to the “chunk bunk”, they are now in charge of the fat unpopular boys who go to Beaver Falls summer camp. This show is one of the best summer camp tv shows. It’s hilarious and fun and the storyline is well-written. There’s a ton of summer camp secrets floating around Beaver Falls, click on the link above to know them all.

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Starring: Rachel Griffiths, Thom Green, Lily Sullivan

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Camp is very similar to the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series. This show is a wicked slice of lakeside heaven. The group of campers at Little Otter Family Camp are all unique and have their own problems and the counselors aren’t what you expected. You’re in for a surprise with this show that takes place at summer camp. If you’re looking for a show about mischief, teen troubles, and summer romance, you’ve found one of the best with Camp.

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Starring: Nikki Blonsky, Zander Eckhouse, and Hayley Hasselhoff

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Huge is a funny, provocative, and heartbreaking summer camp tv show. This series follows seven teens as they try to make it through a rough summer adventure in weight-loss camp. Huge focuses on the trials and tribulations the kids have to go through as they lose weight and discover hidden secrets about themselves and each other. The staff is also a big part of Huge. This fictional drama will surprise you and captivate you. If you want to watch an inspiring and amazing show, watch this addition to our list of shows like Wet Hot American Summer.

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Starring: Peyton List, Miranda May, and Kevin Quinn

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Bunk’d is a lot like the American Summer camp tv show, except it’s made for a younger audience. This show features three of the kids from the popular series called Jessie. Emma, Ravi, and Zuri have left Maine to attend a summer camp called Camp Kikiwaka. The trio is about to have some exciting adventures and will face a lot of challenges too. New friends, fears, and love triangles are just a few things to expect with Bunk’d. This series is hilarious and great for the entire family.

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Salute Your Shorts

Starring: Michael Ray Bower, Trevor Eyster, Blake Sennett, and Heidi Lucas

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Salute Your Shorts is the oldest series on our list, it aired from 1991-1993. If you grew up in the 90’s you might remember this all-time classic. Nickelodeon’s Salute Your Shorts is still a fan favorite today. This summer camp tv show follows a gang of kids as they spend their time harassing and pranking their buffoon counselor called Kevin “Ug” Lee and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Camp Anawanna is waiting for you to join in on the fun.

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Summer Camp


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This last addition to our list of shows like Wet Hot American Summer is a little different. Summer Camp is a reality series set at summer camp. Watch as the eclectic group of competitors play all sorts of camp games to make it to the final Olympic-style event called the Campathalon. The remaining contenders of the Campathalon will win $250,000. Big Bear California is where an epic outdoors battle will begin, friendships will be made, hearts will be broken and alliances will be bamboozled. Summer Camp is a new twist on reality shows and really worth the watch. Enjoy!

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