Gerry writes a letter to his grandma about the terrible conditions at Camp Hope. He explains how the camp owner, Tony Perkis, has created an environment devoid of the fun and enjoyment that is typically associated with summer camp.
Camp Hope and Camp MVP compete in the annual Apache Relay, a series of challenges that test the physical and mental capabilities of the campers. From the way the campers prepare for the relay to their comfort level with the obstacles, it is evident that there exists a different culture in each camp. Despite their differences, both camps appear to have high morale and value both teamwork and sportsmanship.