DISNEY CHANNEL’S SUMMER DOCU-SERIES ‘BUG JUICE: MY ADVENTURES AT CAMP’ PREMIERES MONDAY, JULY 16
An unscripted docu-series for today’s generation of kids, with animated emoticons, “boomerang” shots and on-screen memes punctuating the summertime adventures, is presented in the return of “Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp.” The 16-part series chronicles the outdoor fun, team activities, new friendships and the experience of being away from home for a new generation of kids at the popular Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. The series premieres MONDAY, JULY 16 (7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT), and will be presented Monday-Thursday evenings throughout the summer on Disney Channel, the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD.
Producers returned to the series original locale (1998) to film the myriad of fun activities as well as the challenges the campers face, including trying to fit in, being homesick and the ups and downs of friendship. Through it all, viewers see the camper’s resilience and how they each come into their own through a summer of fun.
“Bug Juice: My Adventure at Camp” is produced by Evolution Media, which also created and produced the original version of series and has been at the helm of other popular unscripted kids content for Disney Channel, including “Movie Surfers,” “Totally in Tune” and “Totally Hoops.” It is executive produced by Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Tina Gazzero Clapp and Toni Gallagher. Ross, Clapp and Gallagher were all involved in the production of the original series, which premiered on February 28, 1998, and ran for three seasons. Ross is also currently executive producer of E!’s “Botched” and Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and its spinoff “Vanderpump Rules,” as well as the franchise that started it all, “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”