Disney Channel revives summer camp reality series Bug Juice
Camp is back in session!
Disney Channel is reviving the summer camp reality show Bug Juice, which was the channel’s first unscripted series and ran for three seasons from 1998 to 2001. This new installment will “capture the authentic adventures of a group of kids age 10-12 as they head to summer camp, join in exciting and challenging outdoor activities, establish tight bonds with bunkmates and create unforgettable memories.”
In keeping with the spirit of the original series, the revival is currently filming at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine, which is where the show’s first season was shot.
“Bug Juice took viewers on a journey of adventure and self-discovery. Now, nearly two decades later, we are thrilled to be back in Maine at Camp Waziyatah with the creative team from Evolution Media and many of the same crew members who produced the original series,” said Susette Hsiung, the executive vice president of production at Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement.
The docuseries, which is named after the juice drinks often served at camp, is executive-produced by Bug Juice vets Douglas Ross and Alex Baskin, Tina Gazzero Clapp, and Toni Gallagher.
Bug Juice is expected to premiere in early 2018.