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Bug Juice logo
|Format||Reality television series|
|Created by||Douglas Ross
J. Rupert Thompson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||60|
|Executive producer(s)||Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, J. Rupert Thompson|
|Producer(s)||Laura Z. Thompson|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Evolution Film & Tape
Disney Channel Originals
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Original run||February 28, 1998 – October 15, 2001|
Bug Juice is a Disney Channel reality series that premiered on February 28, 1998. The series focuses around 20 kids and their experiences at summer camp. Together, the kids work hard to excel in their activities and become friends. The phrase bug juice is a camping slang term for a very sweet juice drink made from powdered mixes, such as Kool-Aid. Bug juice is often served at summer camps.
- "Camp Waziyatah"
- "Getting to Know You"
- "To Clique...or Not to Clique"
- "Adventure Bound: Bushwack"
- "Molecules Colliding"
- "Boys-to-Men Talent Show"
- "Unity Campfire"
- "No Pain, No Gain"
- "Nice Guys Finish Last"
- "Goodbye, Session One"
- "Ch, Ch, Changes"
- "Session 2"
- "Turn, Turn, Turn"
- "When the Boys Go Away, Girls Will Play"
- "We Shall Overcome"
- "Flirting with Disaster: Co-Ed Canoe Trip"
- "The Last Hurrah"
- "So Long, Farewell"
Rhett Bachner and Morgan Will were the male counselors for Grove 4. Luna and Annie were the female counselors for Hill 4. Gregory Weiss was the Candyman.
Session 1 campers included Andrew Johnson, Darnell Jordan, Asa Korsen, Connor Shaw, Everett Boyle, Andy White, Hassan A. Omar, Jon Adler, Jason Wool, and Malik Sollas in Grove 4. Johnson, Jordan, Korsen, Omar, Adler, and Sollas were joined by Max, Andy #2, Justin SImon, and Patrick Milhaupt for Session 2.
In Hill 4, Session 1 campers included Alison Harding, Caitlin Welby, Lauren, Martha, Megan Tarr, Sarai, Kisha, Jenny, and Stephanie Etkin. Welby, Kisha, and Etkin were joined by Annie Friedman, Cammie Delany, Sarah Ceglarski, Molly, and Anna Korsen for Session 2.
Season 2 takes place in Horse Shoe, North Carolina, at Camp Highlander. The camp is broken down into three sessions.
- "Your Adventure Starts Here"
- "You Never Know Until You Try"
- "Odd Man Out"
- "You Get What You Give"
- "Brits, Fights, & Videotape"
- "Old Friends & New Friends"
- "I'm Gonna Walk Those Fears Right Outta My Head"
- "First Farewells"
- "Bringing on the New Recruits"
- "The Dance of Love"
- "Climbing Toward Acceptance"
- "Outside Looking In"
- "You Don't Have to be a Star to Shine"
- "July Goodbye"
- "New Kids on the Bus"
- "Discovering Your Inner Camper"
- "Countdown Begins"
- "War Breaks at Highlander"
- "And the Winner Is..."
- "See Ya, Highlander"
Male counselors for Cabin 28 are Andrew Cohen and Andrew Foti. Female counselors for Cabin 6 are Amanda Peryln, Nicki K, Tiffany Lydon, and Ali Baske.
Female campers in Session A include Libby, Maryanne, Sarah, Jenny, Alex, Simana, Annette, Nikki, Samantha, and Michaela. In Session B, Annette and Samantha are joined by Hilary, Michelle, Kelly, Kim, Jennifer, Michelle, Baylor, and Jessica. In Session C, Kim, Jennifer, Baylor, and Jessica are joined by Jess, Gaby, Dalit, Danielle, Alanna, and Jasmyne.
Male campers in Session A include Steven, Kevin, Sam, Alvan, Jared, Austin, Ricky, Brendan, Alex, Chasen. In Session B, Steven, Alvan, Ricky, and Chasen are joined by Josh, Steffen, Hunter, Farb, Tyler, and Conor. In Session C, Ricky, Josh, Hunter, and Farb are joined by Michael, Steven, Marcellus, Brandon, Brendan, and Kevin.
Season three takes place in Tererro, New Mexico, at Brush Ranch Camp. The camp is broken down into two sessions.
- "Welcome to Brush Ranch Camp"
- "Choices and Consequences"
- "Gettin' Dirty"
- "End of Brush Ranch"
Male campers in Rustlers include Lee, Alex, Brendon, Josh, Bryan, Todd, Houston, Alex J., and Jordan in Session 1. Session 2 includes Jake, Aaron, Brendon, Sam, Bryan, Terrance, Will, Mike, Josh, and Carl.
Female campers in Indian Creek include Eve La Fountain, Jen, Hallie, Reid, Kelly, Amanda Bustamante, Ali C., Kristen, Megan, and Ali B.in Session 1. Session 2 includes Alana, Carrie, Hallie, Alex, Kelly, Amanda Bustamante, Leela, Sarah, Megan, Ellie, and Kiersten.
Episodes of all three seasons were shown for several years[vague] on Disney Channel, ending with a run of Season 3 during the year 2001. Bug Juice was subsequently pulled from the air and was not shown again until the summer of 2004, during which episodes from the first season ran nightly in chronological order. The last episode of Bug Juice aired August 20, 2004, and it has not been shown since.
During the summer of 2006, Disney began posting mini episodes on its Web site, encouraging viewers of the Disney Channel to log on and view 5-minute short clips from episodes of the first season.
After the success of Bug Juice, Disney Channel produced three additional reality series that aired until 2002. They were as follows:
- "Goodbye, Session One". Bug Juice. Season 1.
- "Dates & Rates". Camp Waziyatah. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- Camp Waziyatah - Location for Season One
- Bug Juice at the Internet Movie Database
- Bug Juice at TV.com