Trivia / Camp Nowhere

  • Actor Allusion: Dennis, played by Christopher Lloyd, is rivaled against Hendricks, played by Thomas F. Wilson. Remind anyone of anything?
    • Dennis also falls in love with someone he has to lie to, as Doc Brown did in Back to the Future Part III. And in both cases, the love interest forgives him.
    • Feln mentions that he's going to Florida, a brief nod to Burgess Meredith's time as a voiceover announcer for Florida Orange Juice commercials.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • Camp Nowhere follows Home Alone inasmuch as both movies' climaxes feature a kid (or kids) planning to use Homemade Inventions on unwitting adults.
    • Following Camp Nowhere, the 1995 movie Heavyweights also featured kids taking over a summer camp and rebelling against responsibility. (Incidentally, both Camp Nowhere and Heavyweights are owned by Disney.)
  • Hey, It's That Place!: Camp Nowhere was filmed at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch, where numerous other movies and TV shows have filmed (including, yes, Back to the Future). This movie features the ranch's famous covered bridge, its lakeside lodge, and its old barn.
  • Real-Life Relative: Arnold's parents were played by real life couple Genie Francis and Jonathan Frakes.
  • Technology Marches On: Have a look at the cutting edge early-90's computers and NESes! Plus, the entire ploy would have been meaningless had Google existed in 1994 — though it's not much of a stretch to believe that Mud could've easily set up websites for the non-existent camps (à la Accepted) had the movie been made later in the decade.