Camp Overton, where a busload of chunky teenagers is dropped off without much ado, is no ordinary summer camp, but the #3 Weight Loss Camp in Southern Pennsylvania. It's a ramshackle place, run by a couple of horny and insanely manic counselors, Sandy and Mike. But the rules are few — #1 is "No smuggling contraband. No heroin or Ho-Ho's" — and seem reasonable.
The kids aren't exactly overjoyed to be at this baby-fat farm. Some of them were marched off by their parents. Others were tricked, like nerdy Anshel, who thought he was headed to Star Wars Camp. Daphne is back for her third try and resigned to a third failure.
Only pert and pretty Taylor is actively engaged with the aim of the camp, hoping to "make the old me disappear" through diet and exercise. Everybody likes Taylor, even cynical Daphne, who admires her pluck and innocence.
The camp bad boy is Robert Grisetti, the star of the show and a nice match for Taylor. Shipped off to Camp Overton by "Evil Dick the Destroyer... the Crusher of Dreams... my Dad," Robert is determined to get himself thrown out of camp and sent home. To this end, he sells contraband candy, undermines camp rules, and basically stages a revolution.
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