Camp Stories

Camp Stories is a comedy written and directed by Herbert Beigel that’s set at a Jewish summer camp in the 1950s. The film was released on April 18, 1997, in the U.S.

Plot Summary: In the summer of 1958, 15-year-old David Katz is constantly defying authority figures at the Orthodox Jewish summer camp he is enrolled in. He especially riles the paranoid camp counsellor Chaim (Marcoux) who believes David is having an affair with his wife. The adolescent antics continue with the boys arranging midnight rendezvous at the girls camp.

Film Location: Camp Mohawk in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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