Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare is the fifteenth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on DVD on September 14, 2010.


The gang sign up as camp counselors at Camp Little Moose, a place where the creatures of scary camp stories seem to come to life.


At Camp Little Moose, Counselor Burt tells a story to the kids around a campfire, 50 years ago, there was a mean counselor named Jerry McCeety. One day, the kids played a prank by putting a snake in his day pack and when he was out hiding, he reached for his trail mix and grabbed the snake. He fell down a cliff and banged his head on every rock. Legend says that his head trauma drove him insane and they call him the Woodsman. Suddenly a shadow appears in the trees scaring the kids, but it was just a prank by another counselor named Daryl. After sending everyone back to their cabins, Daryl hears some pounding nearby and finds the door to the boathouse banging on the wall. But when he turns around, he finds the actual Woodsman. Burt sees him running for his life and sees the boathouse blowing up and a message saying "Get Out."

Scooby-Doo and the gang travel to Camp Little Moose, Fred's old summer camp, to vacation and serve as camp counselors. But when they arrive they find the camp empty save for Burt, the head counselor, and the local forest ranger, Ranger Knudsen. They discover that one of the camp's old legends, the Woodsman, has come to life and scared the kids away. Ranger Knudsen suggests Burt close the camp before leaving. Burt is about the heed to the Rangers advise when three kids, Luke, Trudy, and Deacon, arrive at the camp. Fred convinces Burt to keep the camp open until the Mystery Inc. gang discovers what's going on.

That evening, Scooby went out into the woods to find some more firewood but is soon attacked by the Woodsman. When he returns to the kitchen, Burt shows up with firewood and the Woodsman has vanished.

The next day, everyone decides to spend the day at Big Moose Lake, home of the rich and modern Big Moose camp. The gang is enjoying their time at the lake.

As the sun sets, Scooby goes scuba-diving and finds an underwater building. As he gets closer, he's attacked by the Fishman, another camp legend. The others are pushed off the lake and landed safely back at Camp Little Moose.

That night, Jessica, Camp Big Moose's head counselor, asks the gang if Camp Little Moose is pulling a prank on Camp Big Moose, explaining that an RV and some sonar equipment are missing from the camp. They're suddenly attacked by the Woodsman and barely save Jessica from falling off a bridge and the Woodsman disappears again.

The next day Jessica brings them to Camp Big Moose and shows them where the RV disappeared. The gang wonders what purpose the equipment would serve for the Woodsman or the Fishman. Velma uses the RV's tracking device to locate it at Shadow Canyon, where Burt explains resides the Specter, another camp legend. Everyone splits up; Fred, Daphne, Jessica, and Luke go investigate the building in Big Moose Lake, and Velma, Burt and Trudy head to Shadow Canyon, while Shaggy and Scooby stay at Camp Big Moose with Deacon.

After being chased by the Fishman, Fred, and the others discover a whole town in the Lake, as well as some dynamite hidden in a cavern.

While helping themselves with food, Shaggy, Scooby, and Deacon are chased out of Big Moose and ended up in Shadow Canyon where they crashed into the RV which has been painted to look like the canyon wall. They find the sonar equipment is being used to scan the lake. Then, they are chased by the Specter.

Everyone meets back at Camp Little Moose to go over what they found. Deacon decides he has had enough and wants to go back to Camp Big Moose, and Jessica drives him.

The Mystery Inc. gang wants to know more about the underwater town, so they ask a local shop owner about it. He explains that the town is called Moose Creek. Moose Creek used to be a mining town until it was forced to be evacuated to create the dam and Big Moose Lake. But more importantly, the treasure of a notorious gangster that used to live there named Ricky LaRue is said to be buried there.

When Ricky died in prison, his last words were that if the sun hits the town on the Summer Solace, the location of the treasure will be revealed. He told this to his cellmate, another gangster named Babyface Boretti, who recently escaped from prison. The gang reasons that the dynamite will be used to destroy the dam and reveal Moose Creek in order for the monsters to find the treasure, as the next day is the Summer Solace. But doing this will flood Camp Little Moose. The gang returns to the camp to find that the Woodsman has laid waste to it, but Burt, Luke, and Trudy are safe. But the gang then realizes that if the Woodsman found nobody at Camp Little Moose, he would be free to destroy the Dam. The dam then explodes, and everyone narrowly escapes in time.

Everyone then goes into Moose Creek, now above water, to explore. There they find Jessica, who explains she was following Deacon. They are then attacked by the Woodsman, who chases Fred, Jessica, and Luke. The rest are found by Deacon, who after he locks them up, explains that he is not a kid, he is the criminal Babyface Boretti, who is looking for the treasure.

After getting out of jail and losing the Woodsman, the steeple points a beam of light to a spot on the ground and Scooby digs to find the treasure. They are soon attacked by the Fishman and after a long chase, the Fishman is caught and revealed to be Ranger Knudsen, who is also the Woodsman and the Specter. The gang also captures Babyface Boretti, who tries to escape with the treasure.

Velma explains that Babyface and Ranger Knudsen teamed up to scare away the kids at Camp Little Moose, explode the dam, and take the treasure. Babyface posed as Deacon to try to convince everyone to leave. The two also used the sonar equipment to search for the town in the lake.

In the end, Babyface Boretti and Ranger Knudson are arrested, Burt and Jessica merge the camps to form Camp Little Big Moose, and the Mystery Inc. gang serve the remainder of the summer as camp counselors there.

The gang sits around the campfire with all the campers, while up in the dark trees, where the supposedly real Specter of Shadow Canyon sits on a branch, looking down at them. He quickly turns around and screams while lunging forward.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Burt (single appearance)
  • Luke (single appearance)
  • Trudy (single appearance)
  • Jessica (single appearance)


Other characters:





Suspect Motive/reason
Store owner He was menacing-looking. He knew all about the legends of the area.
Jessica Fred thought it was all a prank by Camp Big Moose backed up by her sneaking around at night.
Ranger Knudsen He suggested Burt should close the camp.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ranger Knudsen as the Woodsman, the Fishman, and the Specter of Shadow Canyon
Babyface Boretti as Deacon
To steal the Treasure of Ricky LaRue from a town under Big Moose Lake.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Dee Bradley Baker Ranger Knudsen
Mark Hamill Deacon
Babyface Boretti
Store owner
Phil LaMarr Darryl
Scott Menville Luke
Goofy kid
Stephen Root Burt
Tara Strong Trudy
Lauren Tom Jessica


Main article(s): Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare: Music from the Original Movie
Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Here Comes Summer" Music and lyrics by Joey Levine and Andy Sturmer
Produced by John Squicciarino
Additional production by Andy Sturmer
Just For Laughs and Susanna Benn N/A
"Summertime" Music and lyrics by Joey Levine
Produced by John Squicciarino
Just For Laughs N/A
"Perfect World"


  • This is one of the few movies that show Velma in a swimsuit since she usually doesn't wear one.
  • This movie unites Scott Menville and Tara Strong who had voiced Robin and Raven in Teen Titans, respectively; also Luke (voiced by Menville) and Trudy (voiced by Strong) have character traits in common with their Teen Titans counterparts: Luke is a dedicated athlete and Trudy is a gloomy goth.
  • When the situation does not involve a monster, Shaggy and Scooby show brave attitudes, like their attempt to save Jessica from falling and Scooby catch Boretti.
  • This movie was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10–11, 2013).
  • The symbol Killroy Was Here can be seen behind Shaggy in the jail cell.
  • Luke thought dynamite was a candle just like Shaggy did in SDWAY Mine Your Own Business and Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!

Cultural references

  • The movie is heavily based on Friday the 13th.
    • A calendar in a camper's cabin even shows Friday 13th.
  • The scene where the Woodman falls from the steeple is very similar to the fall of the Joker from the 1989 Batman movie.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Scooby appears as the Woodsman, the gang's camp shirt sleeves are white instead of red.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Despite the sign of the Camp City Museum, Velma reads "Camp City Historical Museum".
  • When the gang is explaining how Boretti was Deacon, Deacon was sitting on a bench waiting for the Camp Little Moose bus to come pick him up. When the bus arrives there are four campers on the bus when only Trudy and Luke could be.
  • At the end of the closing credits, the title of the film is "Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare!"

Home media

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
French Scooby-Doo: La Colonie de la peur Scooby-Doo: The Camp of Fear
Greek Σκούμπι-Ντου! Μυστήριο στην Κατασκήνωση Scooby-Doo! Mystery at the Camp
Hungarian Scooby-Doo! Rettegés a táborban Scooby-Doo! Scare at the Camp
Italian Scooby-Doo! Paura al campo estivo Scooby-Doo! Scare at the Summer Camp
Polish Scooby-Doo: Wakacje z duchami Scooby-Doo: Vacation with Ghosts
Portuguese (Brazilian) Scooby-Doo! Verão Assombrado Scooby-Doo! Haunted Summer
Portuguese Scooby-Doo! Mistérios No Campo de Férias Scooby-Doo! Mysteries at the Camp
Russian Скуби-Ду! Истории летнего лагеря Scooby-Doo! Summer camp stories
Spanish Scooby-Doo! Un Verano Espeluzante Scooby-Doo! A Spooky Summer
Swedish Scooby Doo ryslig sommar Scooby Doo dreadful summer


Shaggy: Like, one thing's for sure, man. This guy's too short to be the Woodsman or the Fishman. He must have an accomplice.
Scooby-Doo: Or stilts.

Burt: First the Woodsman, now the Fishman. All the Little Moose's campfire legends are coming to life. Ranger Knudsen: There really is no other explanation.
Velma: Uh. How about someone is using these monsters to try and scare us away?
Ranger Knudsen: Why don't you just stick to being pretty?
Velma: (Angry) Did he just say what I think he said?
Daphne: (Excited) Yeah. He thinks you're pretty!




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