Dutch film Scrap Wood War set at summer camp where they build things

I’ve never heard of a summer building camp before – perhaps that’s a thing in Holland? – but Camp Scrap Wood looks like a blast in the 2014 Dutch film Scrap Wood War.

The official description of the movie:

At their annual summer building club ‘Camp Scrap Wood’, best friends Ziggy (12) and Bas (12) find themselves on opposing sides for the first time in their lives. A different secondary school, their parents’ expectations and falling in love with a girl cause an almost forgotten argument to become an all-out battle between the boys. As they work on their constructions, the boys begin to fight, each with the help of their own group of young builders. Initially, tougher Bas fights hard, but soon has doubts about the row. Meanwhile, the gentle Ziggy gradually toughens up and becomes determined to win. Scrap Wood War is a family film about friendship, love, jealousy and how easy it is for war to break out between boys.

The description and the clip below remind me of one of my favorite movies as a kid, the 1994 film The War, set at summer camp.


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. 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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