|“||You can forfeit, Charlie, if you like.||„|
|~ Lance was trying to make sure that Charlie loses the final event.|
Lance Warner is the main antagonist of the 2007 film Daddy Day Camp. He is the hillbilly owner of Camp Canola and Charlie Hinton's childhood enemy, and arch-nemesis.
Lance Warner is the luxurious rival camp Canola owner who tries to buy and tear down camp Driftwood. Lance is first seen storming out of the Driftwood's office after the original owner named Morty, refused to afford his payment where Charlie encounters him. The first day of driftwood camp turns out to be a disaster involving a skunk and a bathroom explosion. Because of this, most of the parents pull their kids from the camp and request refunds, but Charlie and Phil already spent all the money on repairs for the camp, which leaves them to left with only 7 campers instead of the original 35 and in need of help to improve their financial situation. Later that night, Charlie calls his father, Colonel Buck Hinton, for help to whip the kids into shape, since they have problems following orders.
The next day, the Driftwood camp is raided by Camp Canola (led by Lance), which has been joined by the 28 campers who left Driftwood. Lance declares the Camp Canola will be the best camp and steals their flag. After Buck Hinton arrives and trains the driftwood kids, he spots the Driftwood's flag on Canola's flagpole due to Lance and his campers’ raid. While Buck continues to train the driftwood kids, Camp Canola raided them once again until Lance and his son, Bobby, then insults him with some senior bingo game because of his age. Furious, Buck informs the kids about their plans to start mutiny on Lance.
Eventually, Buck and the kids sneaks onto the Canola campsite at their operations. When Lance looking through the past newspaper about beating Charlie in the 1977 Camp Olympics, Becca and Juliette drops by his office, offers the branch of peace with berries and ask for the exchange for return of the Driftwood's flag, which he rudely refuses and mocks at them for it, only to ambushed and pelted with several of the produces by Buck and the driftwood kids after Becca whistles for them, while one of the driftwood kids named Jack Mayhoffer, stealthily sneaks into Warner's office to lock him out and teasingly waves at him, much to Lance's anger. As Lance gets pelted, he shouts out for the alert on the Canola campsite. Unbeknownst to Lance, Mullet then placed a hook into Lance's pant with Billy hijacks the Jeep where they both started to drive away and yanks his pants off that exposes his underwear. As Lance chases some of the Driftwood kids, they lift his pants up on the flagpole once Driftwoods flag that he stole from their campsite during the Canola's raid, much to his humiliation. Lance demands them to give his pants back, but Buck only gives him was a towel to clean himself with a final insult before Buck and Driftwoods kids then runs away with the rests drives away in the Jeep out of the Canola campsite. Defeated, Lance angrily shouts out at the Driftwoods for attacking against him. Ironically, Bobby and the several Canola campers appears on time and laughs at his predicament, much to Lance's humiliation. Lance orders his son inside the cabin.
After Buck and Driftwood kids returns from getting revenge on Lance for getting his campers to steal the Camp Driftwood flag, Lance returns and then responds by challenges Charlie and Camp Driftwood to the Camp Olympiad, but the kids have to train for it until Lance and his son derisively mocks Charlie about it & Buck is Charlie's father. Charlie heads back inside his office while Lance starts to mocking him to making him forfeit the Olympiad. Just as Lance is about leave, Charlie furiously throws the spear aside and confronts him that accept his challenge. Lance and Bobby proceeds to mocks Charlie and the Driftwood as they left his camp back to Canola.
On the day of the Olympiad while Charlie reconciles with Buck for his improvement, Canola begins to cheat with every illegal methods (such as in Fire Making Competition with a Propane & Three Legged Race with a hidden string trap), making the Driftwoods discouraged. After Buck and Charlie returns, the Driftwoods kids reports that they found out that Camp Canola is cheating in the every Olympiad, and have been doing so for several past years; this is especially true when it's revealed that Charlie lost to Lance when they were kids. Learning from this, Buck forms a plan with Driftwood kids including Charlie, Phil & Dale to outsmarting the Camp Canola. During the Wrestling Match as everyone awaits for Driftwood with Lance mocks about Driftwood camper unable to face his big Canola camper, Charlie, Buck & Dale returns with Max who's covered with the Skunk's stink to make his big Canola opponent to faint in split second. The Driftwoods manages to easily beat the Canola (which is from Jack's vomit at the Tug of War, Mullet's excellent marksmanship at Archery Range, Robert's balance at Two Person Spoon Relay & Billy's invincibility at Marshmallow Eating Contest). Once at the Balloon Toss, Lance have Bobby to sabotage Mullet's water balloon with a slingshot as Lance sarcastically applause about their camper for losing one water balloon. But it was foiled by Becca & Billy that causes Bobby's panic to distract the other Canola campers where they both end up getting splashed by their water balloons before Carl manages to catch his water balloon that allows the Driftwoods to reach the finals, much to Lance's annoyance.
At the final challenge, Lance starts mocking Charlie about his misfortune. When Mullet is injured to participate the Canola course, Charlie lets Ben do the racing & climbing course since Ben knows how to climb, but he falls as Lance mocks Ben about his failure like Charlie. However, Becca supports Ben and shows everyone that Lance greased the wall, making everyone shocked to realize that Lance cheated in every game in the Olympiad, including to an outraged Charlie who furiously catcalls him and Canola out for cheating activities after Lances tried to lie about it, which everyone still doesn't take any of it. While Bobby is climbing the wall, Ben uses the tree next to it to climb with enough time left to hit the bell, thus giving the Driftwood to finally win the Olympiad as their spectators cheers at the Driftwood’s victory with Charlie & Ben's heartwarming celebrations while the Canola spectators leaves Lance out of disgust.
Afterwards, Lance denigrates Bobby for his failure to his attempts on the Canola finals. Bobby, fed up with Lance's attitude & denying of being his father, angrily turns against Lance and kicks him for it, making him stumble backward on the wall's supports. This causes the wall topple backwards and fall on top of a nearby Canola trophies display, smashing and shattering the trophies instantly as result, much to his dismay.
A humiliated Lance is last seen sobbing hysterically over the damage of the trophies. Meanwhile, all of the parents who originally sent their kids to Camp Canola, especially with the one that pulled the ones out of Driftwood, asking Charlie about signing their kids to Driftwood than Canola after learning about Lance's true nature which Charlie happily agreed & allows all of the parents to sign-in, therefore saving the Camp Driftwood from foreclosures.
It is unknown what happened to Lance Warner after all of the parents sent their children to Driftwood. Since he's exposed as cheater, it can be implied that Camp Canola shut down and went into bankruptcy.
Lance is an egotistical, untrustworthy, manipulative, abusive, conniving, vituperative, rude, abusive, despicable, snooty, uncaring and extremely deceitful bully who is the owner of the popular rival Camp Canola. In all his years as a Canola camper, he would beat Charlie Hinton to the final event, and he has won nearly every Olympiad, considering the fact that he was his childhood enemy and bully. Years later, he was the main proprietor of Camp Canola, surpassing Camp Driftwood's popularity, which dwindled. He also had a son, Bobby J, which he truly neglects, thus lying about not being his father. Even as an adult, he still relishes in tormenting Charlie.
His deceitful nature is revealed when he and his campers cheated their way to winning the Olympiad that the Driftwoods were challenging in. After he lost to Charlie and Ben in the final event, in which the Driftwoods won. He questions Bobby J's lame attempt to winning big time, and Bobby J retaliates by telling him that he was the one who was stupid, not him. His defeat was getting kicked in the shin and he fell to the ground, resulting to the climbing wall toppling and crushing his trophies. Lance's final appearance was when he was bawling uncontrollably over his destroyed Canola trophies.