The girls do not want to participate in the boys' annual camping trip, and the boys do not want them along either, but their parents insist.
Mike and the boys' annual camping trip will be different this year in that the whole family is going, including Carol and the girls who have never been camping before. The boys confide to their father that they don't want the girls to go. The girls confide to their mother that they don't want to go. All the kids feel camping is more a boys' activity. However, each parent tells their respective same sex offspring that they will all be going for the sake of family togetherness, no ifs, ands or buts. As the camping trip progresses, the boys and girls get into one misadventure after another as they try to bridge their camping sensibilities, with the occasional attempt to maintain that divide. The primary question still remains if Mike will get his wish of family togetherness by the end of the trip.