MTV’s Awkward opens at summer camp

The pilot episode of new MTV series Awkward opens on the last day of Camp Pookah, where the main character Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) is warming the bench at an afternoon dance.

Aside from the Camp Pookah t-shirt she and everyone else at the dance is wearing, there aren’t many giveaways that it’s even at a summer camp. Everyone at the dance, which looks like it’s in a school gymnasium, appears to be counselors so perhaps it’s a year-end counselor party complete with spiked bug juice?

Either way the camp scenes don’t last long as Jenna catches the eye of another counselor named Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) and he summons her to a supply closet for a random, last day of camp, hookup. After the exchange that makes good on the series name, Jenna returns home and is seen in her room writing a blog post: Her last blog post was titled “Camp Sucks Even Worse When You’re A Counselor.”

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Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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