The poignant and charming real world adventures of summer campers, ages 12 to 15, as documented throughout their three-week stint at Camp Highlander, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
The final session of camp comes to a close with a tearful candlelight ceremony where counselors and campers reminisce about their experiences. The next morning, the final farewells begin as buses and parents arrive.
Kim participates in a series of grueling events during the Color War competition, including a ropes course and the Old Forge race. Meanwhile, Stephen ties large bundles of twigs for a rope-burning contest.
The campers of Session C arrive, including Alannah from England, and try their hands at pottery, horseback riding and the ropes course. The girls of Cabin 6 also take a dunk in the mud pit before mugging for a photo shoot.
Connor tries to overcome his shyness and feel a part of Deuce Eight by joining the Highlander Basketball Association. Keli also comes out of her shell on a hiking trip by motivating her friends to try new things.
Alvan has a close encounter with a runaway horse, but doesn't let the scary experience stop him from entering the Horse Show; Annette lets her cabin mates down in a trust exercise, but later redeems herself on a rafting trip.
Sam jumps at the chance to let loose when his home town girlfriend gives him written permission to dance with girls at camp; Marianne learns a tough lesson about loyalty after she breaks up with her long-distance boyfriend, ignores Libby and starts “dating” a guy at camp.
Jenny learns that she must stand on her own two feet after Sarah decides to leave camp. Meanwhile, Chasen's attitude on a hiking trip prompts a sit-down strike that makes the camper reevaluate his behavior.
Humbling experiences on the basketball court and at a talent show give Chasen reason to reflect on the way he's been acting. Meanwhile, Simana confesses that she feels ostracized because of her age and ethnic background.
Highlights from day 2 include a wall-climbing adventure for the girls and an extreme-mountain-biking excursion for the boys. Also: homesickness plagues Sarah, and Jared learns the difference between “I can't” and “I won't” from counselor Foti.
Summer campers say good-bye to their families and anticipate the adventures they'll experience during a three-week stay at Camp Highlander in North Carolina. Also: the camp counselors enthusiastically prepare for their new arrivals.