Happy Campers script
Happy Campers (2001)
Synopsis: Happy Campers is a 2001 American dark comedy film written and directed by Daniel Waters, and starring Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain, Jaime King, Emily Bergl, and Justin Long. The film focuses on a group of college freshmen and their experiences as summer camp counselors at the fictional Camp Bleeding Dove. The film is collectively narrated by each of the subjective counselors. It marks Waters' directorial debut, as well as the film debut of Jaime King.

Two buses screech up out of nowhere. The counselors jolt

their skulls toward an opening bus door.


The viewer pulls out from a T-shirt displaying a crappy mall-

computer-photo of a Happy Kid to see the SHIRT-WEARING KID

HIMSELF, clinging to a bus door, WAILING his reddened eyes

out. Moving off, one takes in the panorama of rabidly

freaked-out CAMPERS and beleaguered COUNSELORS.

Immediately most noticeable is a warped, sparkle-haired fairy

later to be known as PIXEL, who floats throughout the scene

sticking different colored band-aids on every camper and

counselor. Oasis-of-adorability Wendy overgloriously leads

a seated circle of singing, clapping campers into song.


(Frito Bandito tune)

"Aye-aye-aye-aye, in China they never

grow chilly, So sing me another verse

that's worse than the first and make

sure it's foolish and silly..."


Rightly or wrongly, for better or

worse, the counselors defined

themselves quickly. No one more so

than Wendy. First week of camp, the

perky girl who knows all the rules

and all the songs is pretty much


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Daniel Waters

Daniel "Dan" Waters (born November 10, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American screenwriter and film director. more…

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