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|
|Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, J. Rupert Thompson|
|Producer(s)||Laura Z. Thompson|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|First aired||February 28, 1998|
Bug Juice is a Disney Channel reality series that premiered on February 28, 1998. It was named after the slang term for large quantities of super-sweet juice drinks made with artificially flavored powder such as Kool-Aid.
The series focused around 20 kids and their experiences at summer camp. Together, the kids work hard to excel in their activities and become friends.
Season 1 takes place at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine, a camp that has been in operation since 1922. The camp is broken down into two sessions.
- "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"
Grove 4: Boys' Cabin
Hill 4: Girls' Cabin
Season 2 takes place at Camp Highlander in Horse Shoe, North Carolina. 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"
Cabin 6: Girls' Cabin
Cabin 28: Boys' Cabin
Episodes of all three seasons were shown for several years 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 Big Juice, Disney Channel produced three additional reality series that aired until 2002. They were:
- Totally Hoops
- Totally in Tune
- Totally Circus
- Camp Waziyatah - Location for Season One