• Publication date: September 23, 2010

After conquering the backyard, they�re heading to the woods Daddy Day Camp: It�s all about survival of the fittest

Charlie and his best friend Phil have mastered the daycare business and hope to conqueror the summer camp industry next. However Charlie's new interest is not rooted in financial benefit, nor is it an altruistic affair. When he learns that his childhood rival Lance Warner has started a camping venture, Charlie is determined to defeat him once and for all.

Charlie and his best friend Phil have mastered the daycare business and hope to conqueror the summer camp industry next. However Charlie's new interest is not rooted in financial benefit, nor is it an altruistic affair. When he learns that his childhood rival Lance Warner has started a camping venture, Charlie is determined to defeat him once and for all.

In order to accomplish this feat Phil and Charlie purchase a dilapidated, abandoned campground and attempt to renovate it. With some tender, love and care they begin making progress and soon welcome their first batch of campers. Still, conditions at Camp Driftwood are less than ideal; several new arrivals return home, leaving only the most difficult children behind. Among the troublesome kids are a hillbilly thug, a smart alec girl, and a boy who vomits without warning, and usually on someone.

It quickly becomes evident that the guys need help, and so they enlist Charlie's no nonsense ex-military dad, Col. Buck Hinton for the job. Tension builds between the colonel and Charlie, who vividly remembers his rugged dad's disappointment after being defeated by Lance more than 30 years ago.

Fearing that history will repeat itself, Charlie attempts to coach his son Ben with extreme gentleness, abandoning his father's abrasive style. Eventually both Ben and his father will discover that success lies somewhere between rigidity and compassion.

But more importantly everyone at camp will learn the value of teamwork, self-esteem and perseverance. With all of these skills at hand Camp Driftwood might have what it takes to beat Lance�s Camp Canola at an upcoming Olympiad and Charlie can finally reconcile his traumatic childhood defeat.

While Daddy Day Camp did not perform as well at box offices like its predecessor, Daddy Day Care, it was a modest success; with a meager budget of just $6 million it more than doubled its investment, grossing over $18 million worldwide.

Showing On: MBC MAX

Year: 2007

Duration: 93 mins

Genre: Comedy/Family

Starring:

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Lochlyn Munro

Richard Gant

Tamala Jones

Paul Rae

Joshua McLerran

Spencir Bridges

Brian Doyle-Murray

Director: Fred Savage

Rating: PG