It's Alex Kim's fourth year at Camp Lakeview, so there's nothing mysterious about her. Everyone knows that she's a star athlete and an all-around leader, and if they don't, never-shy Alex will be more than happy to fill them in. But Alex is holding something back this summer, and her friends are beginning to notice. Can they figure out what's been bothering their friend before the summer ends?
Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty....But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and a jock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding something, how will they ever become friends?
During Color War, Natalie buddies up to the sixth division girls and ditches her fifth division friends, who couldn't be more immature. Then Nat inadvertently catches the attention of a sixth division boy, and without so much as a blink of an eye, she's kicked out of the sixth division circle flat on her fifth division butt. Will Nat's friends take her back? Sure, but first she'll have to own up to a lot of immaturity on her part.
Jenna Bloom is a Lakeview legacy. She's been coming to camp for three years and so have her brothers. All of her brothers. Jenna used to think that was cool, but lately she's been dying for some independence. Bubbly, outgoing Jenna has always been known for her pranks. But now her jokes are less and less funny. Are the family ties pulled too tightly - or is there something else going on?
When the summer ended, the girls from bunk 3C assumed that everything would be the same at home as when they had left. But with middle-school starting, they couldn't have been more wrong. Now Natalie and Jenna are finding their social lives rapidly changing, and Grace and Alex are working harder than ever at school and sports. But when they find out that their bunkmate is going through some tough times, they are eager to do anything they can. But how can they help her when they all live so far away?
Funny and talented, Grace Matthews is everyone's friend. But when the girls in bunk 3C pair off, Grace realizes she's the only one without a best friend. Soon, Grace starts hanging out with Kerri, a girl from a rival bunk, who starts bullying Grace and those around her. Will Grace have the courage to stand up for herself - even if it means standing on her own?
Priya Shah is Camp Lakeview's resident tomboy - her BFF in the whole world is Jordan: a BOY, but they are just friends. The girls in bunk 4C aren't buying it, though. Priya's used to the teasing and thinks she can take it. But during the fourth-division field trip to D.C. she realizes she's never been more wrong. And when Jordan starts going out with another girl on the trip, Priya must get in touch with her true feelings before it's too late.
Jenna Bloom swore she'd behave herself this summer. She knows that one more practical joke and even her friends won't be so friendly anymore. But when she's sidelined from the color war by an unexpected injury, will Jenna revert to her mischievous ways? Could the ultimate prank be, ultimately, way too tempting?
Jenna is psyched to have all of her friends up to her lake house! Greenwood Lake is so much fun, especially on Memorial Day weekend, when they have an annual county picnic and an old-fashioned carnival. The weekend is off to a perfect start...until Jenna's brother invites David, her old crush and Sarah's current boyfriend!
Presidents' Weekend is coming up, and Tori's parents have invited four of her closest friends to their Tahoe home for a ski trip! No sooner have the girls booked their tickets to California than they learn that the Lakeview reunion is also scheduled for that weekend. Will the fourth years be separated for reunion weekend?
It's the camp reunion and everyone from Bunk 3C is going to New York for the weekend! And with the girls planning a big surprise for one of their bunkmates, it's sure to be just like old times. But when everyone meets up, it's obvious that things have changed - the bunk has split up into different cliques! Bunk 3C was always the most fun when everyone got along, but can the girls fix everything before it's time to leave one another again?
When Natalie's dad is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, she flies to L.A. for the week, where she plans on hanging out with Tori and also taking her to the Oscars. But when Natalie hits it off with Tori's friend Reed, Tori feels left out and picks a giant fight, which culminates in Natalie rescinding Tori's invitation to the Oscars and giving it to Reed instead.
Sworn city girl Natalie Goode is actually back - voluntarily - at "Lakepuke" for more. More mess-food cooking, more bug-infested bunk beds, and even more nature shack. And even though the returning 3C-ers have been split up, she's still got Alyssa as her bunkmate and official summertime BFF. Unfortunately, there's a new camper on the scene! Tori is sophisticated, literate, and very cute. Good thing Natalie's not the jealous type...or is she?
Brynn's just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace - yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace - is the reigning queen bee.
Gaby's had it with "The Chelsea Show." So she embarks on her own attention-seeking campaign, and claims the boy on a Survivor-type TV program for teens is her brother. At first this seems like the perfect get-popular-quick scheme. That is, until the boy wins the competition and is awarded the grand prize: a trip to Australia, leaving immediately, WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY!!!
Athletic, quiet Sarah loves Camp Lakeview and is psyched to be back for another summer in the sun. She gets along with everyone and never makes waves. But when Sarah meets the girls of bunk 4C, she's in for a huge surprise: Phoebe, a classmate of hers from back home, has come to camp this summer! Phoebe's friendly, sure, but...well, she's from Sarah's other life, her "real" life, the one she leaves behind when she heads off for Lakeview.
Seventh grade is a really big year. Especially if, say, for instance, your camp crush, the one who wanted to be "just friends" has finally decided to take an interest in you - now that you've been flirting with someone new. That's just Priya's dilemma. But all the girls seem to have their own share of problems and solving them without their closest camp friends by their side is no fun at all.
Alyssa finds an amethyst, a stone believed to aid in psychic awareness. Suddenly she's interpreting dreams and making predictions, all with 100 percent accuracy. While half the camp girls are believers, the other half are skeptics, attributing the gem's track record to coincidence.
The girls go on an overnight and share horror stories around the campfire. But it's the one about Cropsy, the creepy old man who lives just outside the campgrounds and is known for torturing Lakeview campers, that hits closest to home - especially when Chelsea leaves the group, for a bathroom break in the woods, and doesn't return after 45 minutes. No sooner do her bunkmates go after her then do they realize they've completely lost their way and are now at the mercy of the evil Cropsy's whims!