Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.

  1. John R. Cherry III

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Coke Sams


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jim Varney

    Jim Varney

    Ernest P. Worrell

  2. Victoria Racimo

    Victoria Racimo

    Nurse St. Cloud

  3. John Vernon

    John Vernon

    Sherman Krader

  4. Gailard Sartain

    Gailard Sartain

    Jake (Chef #1)

  5. Daniel Butler

    Eddie (Chef #2)

Full Cast & Crew

Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Goes to Camp



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 22, 1987


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $23,509,382.00

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