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Emma Ross

Portrayed by: Peyton R. List

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  • Bilingual Bonus: When Ravi is babbling in Hindi due to fear-induced panic, Emma translates everything he is saying into English for benefit of the other campers nearby. Justified as she explains that she learned the language from prior occurrences of the very same panic attacks.
  • Fish out of Water: The premise of the show in relation to Emma (and the rest of the Ross kids).
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  • Put on a Bus: Does not return in the fourth season due to going to Milan to model Christina's fashion line.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Most of Emma's outfits feature these, since the series takes place over the summer.

Ravi Ross

Portrayed by: Karan Brar

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  • Put on a Bus: Does not return in the fourth season due to being accepted into a science fellowship.
  • Team Chef: Becomes the chef of Camp Kikiwaka in season 3.


Zuri Ross

Portrayed by: Skai Jackson

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  • Big Eater: Several episodes' plots revolve around Zuri and food.
  • Lazy Bum: Hates, hates, hates hard work.
  • Put on a Bus: Does not return in the fourth season due to becoming an intern at Morgan's film studio.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Many of Zuri's outfits feature these, since the series takes place over the summer, though it's more prominent in seasons 2 and 3.


Lou Hockhauser

Portrayed by: Miranda May

Xander McCormick

Portrayed by: Kevin Quinn
  • Big Brother Instinct: As councillor for the Grizzly cabin, Xander sets himself up as cool older brother figure, whose always caring, supportive and protective of the younger campers under his care. Or just younger campers in general.
    • He literally becomes this to Griff, after his parents legally adopt him into their family.
  • The Cast Showoff: He sings the Camp Kikiwakka song at the end of the pilot; the same performance also is the show's theme song.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears at the end of season 2, and isn't even mentioned in season 3.
  • The Generic Guy: Other than his musical skills, he hasn't been seen doing much else.
    • Gets more nuanced as the series goes on, with his love of outdoor sports and protectiveness of the younger campers.
  • Lust Object: To Hazel; he's not happy about this, but is too nice a guy to be very firm about it.
  • Made of Iron: In the second episode Emma hits him several times with a huge tree branch, apart from some momentary pain it doesn't have much effect on him.
  • Nature Lover: Loves camping, fishing, hiking and pretty much everything involving being out with nature.
  • Nice Guy: Really he's an all around cheerful and friendly person, who is kind to everyone.
  • No Sense of Direction: He has a really poor sense of direction, and he refuses to admit it.
  • Odd Couple: Is an nature loving, outdoorsy fella, paired with Phoneaholic Teenager and city girl Emma Ross. Deconstructed, as he takes their differences to mean they shouldn't date, and breaks up with her.
  • Pretty Boy: The fact he's attractive is made point of, plenty of times.

Jorge Ramirez

Portrayed by: Nathan Arenas
  • Book Dumb: He didn't finish reading the title of the "Cat in the Hat" and he said his motto is "Never Read".
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Leaves at the end of season 2 and isn't even mentioned in season 3.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Sometimes things he says don't make sense for example he asked what an apple is made of.
  • Gass Hole: His flatulence is regularly complained about.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. Sometimes he likes to cause trouble mischief or egg on his friends....but at the end of the day he's always there for those he considers friends.
  • The Pig Pen: Horribly messy and unhygienic. Lampshaded in episode four, when Zuri rips apart his bunk, it's pointed out no one will be able to tell the difference.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Luke. From gas hole to the unhygienic nature it seems as if they wanted Luke for the series but got Jorge as a last minute replacement. Even Ravi ends up doing the same things to him he does to Luke. Fittingly when Luke himself appears, Jorge identifies with his craft.
    • Jorge also seems to share much in common, especially in looks, with Woody Fink.

Tiffany Chen

Portrayed by: Nina Lu
  • Abusive Parents: Tiffany's mother, even ignoring her extremely high standards and unreasonable techniques, is presented as unfairly berating and bullying her daughter, who is utterly terrified of her. Some of her notable accomplishments in the field of abusive parenting include:
    • In the pilot, it's said that she punished Tiffany's brother by refusing to let him come home after he lost the national spelling bee.
    • In "Secret Santa", it's revealed that she has hidden all of the Christmas presents Tiffany has gotten from Santa over the years, and told her that he only gives presents to people who have gotten a paper published in an Ivy league journal.
    • Treating her birthday as something not worth celebrating.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Is of Chinese decent, and possibly a bigger nerd than Ravi.
  • Birds of a Feather: While starting off with rivalry, she grows into this with Ravi. Down to them both being incredibly smart, unathletic and nerds.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Old woman, but it has the same effect. She chastises her mother for being as abusive as she was, pointing out how her mother and grandmother's relationship has been soured by the Education Mama lifestyle.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears at the end of season 2, and even when a picture allegedly from season 2 is shown in season 3, she is absent (it's allegedly a "cabin portrait" of all the girls in Woodchuck Cabin, but Tiffany is noticeably missing and explicitly not mentioned).
  • Education Mama: Part and parcel of being Asian and Nerdy. Her mother wants her in Harvard medical school, so she's been deprived of everything remotely resembling fun for her entire life. She also considers sleep to be akin to a disease and is researching a cure for it, because "anything that takes 8 hours a day away from studying can't be good for you".
    • Subverted in that her mother isn't Asian.

Recurring Characters

Camp Director Gladys

Portrayed by: Mary Scheer
  • Big Bad: She makes it her purpose to make the Ross Kids' lives miserable because she hates their mom, Christina due to also having been in love with their father Morgan.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty:
  • Evil Aunt: She threw her niece, Hazel under the bus by making her take the fall for burning the cabins at the end of the Second Season, and then making off with the insurance money.
  • Freudian Excuse: Whenever something bad happens to her in her life, she's going to make everyone's life miserable.
  • Jaded Washout: Isn't happy how her life turned out.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Gladys is stupid enough to fall for the old 419 Scam and refuses to back out when Lou reminds her how common it is.
  • Unknown Rival: Gladys has held a long term resentment against Christina Ross because of their history at the camp. But when Christina visits the camp, she doesn't even know who Gladys is or even remember her.

Hazel Swearingen

Portrayed by: Tessa Netting
  • Alpha Bitch: Qualifies down to being a camp councilor, and constantly being mean to Emma.
  • Ax-Crazy: At times, especially when it comes down to Xander.
  • The Bully: Often towards Emma. She hates Ravi and Zuri, but she likes Luke.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears at the end of season 2 and isn't even mentioned in season 3.
  • The Dragon: To her aunt, camp director Gladys, and she acts as her enforcer. She picks up the slack in antagonizing Emma and co when her aunt isn't around.
  • Enemy Mine: If it serves her interests, she will help the Rosses.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hazel considers campers of Camp Champion to be smug and despicable, which is a fair assessment that even Lou and Emma can agree with.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She is mostly seen with these.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After everything bad she has done to the Rosses, she gets demoted for burning the cabins, though she's never seen again after this.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Xander has made it very clear he's not interested, this hasn't stopped her advances towards him in the slightest.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Turns out no one likes her (it's understandable why), and it's implied even her aunt has some contempt for her.

Griff Jones

Portrayed by: Lincoln Melcher
  • Expy: of Oliver Twist in terms of backstory


Portrayed by: Mallory James Mahoney


Portrayed by: Raphael Alejandro
  • The Klutz: Tends to get injured fairly easily.
  • Nervous Wreck: Went off to summer camp with at least 3 different types of "bite kits", although he seems to get a bit better once he becomes friends with Destiny and Finn. Is also a hypochondriac.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: for Tiffany, though with Jorge's appearance.


Portrayed by: Will Buie Jr.


Portrayed by: Israel Johnson.
  • Bad Acting: Despite telling everyone he is an dedicated thespian, the only role he ever had was an an extra for a Summer Camp movie and even then, the casting director was only hiring him out of necessity. On his resume, his special skills is just one line: speaks English.


Portrayed by: Shelby Simmons.


Portrayed by: Scarlett Estevez.
  • Friend to Bugs: Gwen likes crickets, she can even speak their language, as when they escape from a jar, they immediately obey an order to go back inside it. She can also apply this ability to other insects and is an avid insectologist.
  • In Harmony with Nature: Due to being raised in the wilderness, Gwen can hunt for her own food and is capable of thriving in the wild completely unsupervised. She's been self-sufficient like this since she was two years old.
  • Off the Grid: She spent her whole life living this way.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: When Noah gets lost trying to leave the camp, Gwen unerringly tracks him down by following his footprints and broken foliage within 5 minutes of his disappearance.
  • Stealth Expert: Gwen is capable of sneaking up on anyone completely unobserved, they'll be unaware of her presence unless she speaks to them and if nobody is looking at her, she can be gone in that instant.


-Portrayed by: Nate Stone
  • Butt-Monkey: He can't go to Camp Kikiwaka because his parents' check bounced, so he has to wait for them to pick him up...but they haven't picked him up in several months! And every time he tries to sneak back into camp, the councilors and campers shoo him away like he is a pest. By the third season's finale, he decides to resign himself as a Wild Child living in the woods. At the end of season 3, he is adopted by a family of Kikiwaka Sasquatches.

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