The quads go away to Camp Bearclaw in the “Unhappy Campers” episode of the Nickelodeon show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and decide that they are going to act like they aren’t related.
“For the first time in our lives, we’re not related,” Dawn says after they register with a counselor who earns the nickname the whatever guy.
“We’re not quads, we’re just kids,” Ricky says, and they all scream “we’re free!”
Their plan starts off well as they each carve out their own camp identity. Dawn introduces herself as “only child as in absolutely no brothers” to a group of girls known as The Ennas; Dicky as “rugged only child raised by wolves” to a girl he meets doing Tug of War and Ricky as simply “only child” to some returning campers who tell him he can’t look through the giant telescope. For his part, Nicky spends most of his time bugging the Whatever Guy about camp safety.
The quads’ plan unravels when Dawn pretends Dicky is her boyfriend to impress The Ennas, Nicky tries to get his sister to pretend she’s dating him instead so the astronomy guys will let him use the telescope and Nicky pretends that Dawn broke his heart so he could comfort the Whatever Guy about his broken heart in hopes of getting him to focus more on camp safety.
“This might sound strange, but for the safety of everyone at camp you need to dump Ricky and fake get back together with me,” Nicky says to Dawn, handing her flowers.
The Harper parents, meanwhile, are enjoying their time away from the kids so much that they go to the camp for a visit and run into some trouble of their own. In the end, the quads and their parents learn to appreciate each other in a new way.