So what is the appeal of this film? I can only believe it's the joy of watching these wretched characters being killed off one by one. Let me count the ways...death by boiling water, drowning under an overturned canoe, bee swarm in a toilet stall, knife through a shower stall wall [I sense a water theme going on here. Freud would have a field day!], curling iron [An A+ for originality], an archery arrow through the throat and a beheadding. The only surprise is the ending where we find out [spoiler alert] that the female killer is actually a boy who was raised as a girl. Now, that's a pretty surprising ending. I didn't see that one coming at all. However it doesn't make up for all the bad acting and poor special effects that pave the path to the final scene.
As a final note, Sleepaway Camp spawned four, count them, four sequels. For the love of cinema, I cannot bring myself to endure another moment of this franchise. If you've seen them, let me know how they stack up to the original! My suspicion is it's more of the same.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.