In the "Pilot" episode, as Little Otter Family Camp resumes for the summer, owner and director Mackenzie “Mack” Granger (Rachel Griffiths, BROTHERS & SISTESR) is running the camp for the first time on her own. With her ex-husband pressuring her to buy his shares of the camp, Mack scrambles to keep the cash-strapped camp afloat. She even contemplates a buyout offer from Roger Shepard (Rodger Corser), the sexy but arrogant owner of Ridgefield, the upscale resort across the lake. It’s also the first year Mack’s fifteen-year-old son Buzz (Charles Grounds) is a counselor in training (CIT), and he vows to make it a legendary summer.
Buzz makes fast friends with Kip (Thom Green), a fellow CIT who is hiding a secret. And Mack’s trusty handy man Cole (Nikolai Nikolaeff) may be developing more than a professional interest in the newly-single camp owner. Meanwhile, lead counselors Robbie Matthews (Tim Pocock) and Sarah Brennen (Dena Kaplan, “Dance Academy”) resume their annual summer romance. But their relationship is different this year as Sarah faces stress over the loss of her swimming scholarship and finds her thoughts wandering across the lake when a sexy older writer moves into Ridgefield.
Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone. Parents decompress over gin and tonics while their kids run wild, and teenage counselors fall in and out of love.
Mackenzie Granger (Rachel Griffiths) is the camp owner and director. Still reeling from her recent divorce, Mackenzie is ready for a fresh start. She is running things on her own for the first time and scrambling to keep the cash-strapped Little Otter from going under. She considers a buyout offer from Roger Shepard (Rodger Corser), the arrogant but sexy owner of the upscale camp across the lake. Despite her better judgment, their love-hate relationship quickly escalates. Meanwhile, she begins to realize that her charming but much younger handyman, Cole (Nikolai Nikolaeff), might be interested in more than just a professional relationship.
In the midst of all this, Mackenzie is struggling to be a single parent to her son Buzz (Charles Grounds), a counselor-in-training at Little Otter this year. A brash, exuberant oddball, Buzz commits himself to losing his virginity by the end of the summer. He makes fast friends with Kip Wampler (Thom Green), a more reserved fellow CIT who is hiding a secret. Kip has fallen hard for Marina Barker (Lily Sullivan), a gorgeous, misunderstood CIT who has come to camp to reinvent herself.
Senior counselors Robbie Matthews (Tim Pocock) and Sarah Brennen (Dena Kaplan) met as youngsters at Little Otter and have fallen in love over the years. The two pick up every summer where they left off, but when the sexy, older writer of Sarah’s favorite book moves in across the lake, their relationship suddenly gets a lot more complicated.
Summer is short and sweet. It’s a magical time where we cut loose, get lucky and make the memories we keep with us for the rest of our lives.
Liz Heldens (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and Peter Elkoff are the creators of CAMP. They serve as executive producers with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Eugene Stein.
CAMP is produced by Selfish Mermaid, BermanBraun and Matchbox Pictures in association with NBCUniversal International Television Production.