We lived at the camp. We slept there. It was like being in summer camp and everybody hung out with everybody. It was the only thing I ever worked on where people would just go to watch scenes being shot, not so much to support, but because it was just really fun. So there was a very communal feel to the whole thing. And if somebody wasn’t working, they would make the run into town, which was about half an hour away, and get all of the beer and stuff for that night. Whenever we were done filming, it was always just a big party. It was a really fun experience. We all knew it at the time. It was like, “Wow, this doesn’t happen a lot.”
Here’s Paul Rudd on his experience shooting Wet Hot American Summer. Essentially, it sounds like the most fun thing ever. Comedy summer camp! Compare this to the Zookeeper shoot, in which everyone had to sleep in an abandoned zoo at night and were locked in animal cages. But hey, different movies, different methods.