* ActorAllusion: Dennis, played by Creator/ChristopherLloyd, is rivaled against Hendricks, played by Thomas F. Wilson. [[Film/BackToTheFuture Remind anyone of anything?]]
** Dennis also falls in love with someone he has to lie to, as Doc Brown did in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''. 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.
* HeyItsThatPlace: ''Camp Nowhere'' was filmed at Disney's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Oak_Ranch Golden Oak Ranch]], where numerous other movies and TV shows have filmed (including, yes, ''Film/BackToTheFuture''). This movie features the ranch's famous covered bridge, its lakeside lodge, and its old barn.
* RealLifeRelative: Arnold's parents were played by real life couple Genie Francis and Creator/JonathanFrakes.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Have a look at the cutting edge early-90's computers and [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]]es! 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 ''Film/{{Accepted}}'') had the movie been made later in the decade.