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Baby-sitters Summer Vacation is the second book in the Baby-Sitters Club Super Special series.

Back Cover Summary[]

This summer, the Baby-sitters and a whole bunch of the kids they sit for are going to Camp Mohawk! With the girls as Counselors-in-Training, and the kids as campers, it'll be just like baby-sitting — in the woods!

The Baby-sitters soon discover that camp isn't just nature walks and making lanyards. Dawn gets lost in the wilderness overnight. Kristy learns how to use mascara, and Mary Anne gets caught sneaking over to the boys' side of the camp. Stacey spends the two weeks with poison ivy...and Claudia falls in LUV with a boy CIT.

This is one summer vacation the Baby-sitters will never forget!

Chapter Narrators[]

Summary[]

Stacey is reuniting with her BSC friends at Camp Mohawk, a summer camp presumably in the Catskill Mountains of New York. All of the BSC members are going, along with several BSC charges. Stacey, Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Dawn, and Logan are selected to be Councilors In Training (CITs). Jessi and Mallory are regular campers who are given the title of Junior CIT because they coordinate the end of camp show. Stacey decides she wants to write a camp journal/scrapbook of their two week stay and ask all of the club members to keep notes of their time.

Characters[]

Cabin Assignments

6B Cabin

7A Cabin

7A Cabin

7B Cabin

  • Faye and Julie - CITs

8A Cabin

  • Lauren and Izzie - CITs

8B Cabin

9A Cabin

11A Cabin

  • Charlene and Debra - counselors
  • Dawn Schafer and Amy - CITs
  • Heather, Rachel, Shari, Freddie, Donna and Caryn - campers

11B Cabin

  • Autumn - counselor
  • Gwen and Corrine - CITs
  • Mallory Pike, Jessi Ramsey, Mary Travis, Mary Oppenheimer, Mandi, and Maureen - Campers

Other kids

Other Teenagers

  • Henry, Jeremy, John, Cliff, and Will Yamakawa - other CITs at the boys game.
  • Miko Tyrrell - CIT at the girls game who broke her leg after falling off a horse.
  • Bart Taylor - mentioned; Kristy wrote a postcard to him.

Adults

Locations[]

Pop Culture and Real Life References[]

  • The Parent Trap, Meatballs (movies)
  • Garfield
  • Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Grey King, Impossible Charlie (books)
  • Julie Harris, Faye Dunaway, Doris Day (actresses)
  • Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore
  • Stephen King books
  • Monster Mash (song)
  • Annie (musical)

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

. Inconsistencies

  • Jessi's letter in chapter 4 is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ramsey, when in previous books and in future books his name is John Ramsey.

Within the series timeline[]

This book takes place between books #25 and #26 in the regular series. At this point, Stacey has moved back to New York but is reuniting with the BSC at camp. Claudia writes a postcard to her grandmother Mimi Yamamoto, who is still alive but not doing well.

Trivia[]

  • A reprint was released July 4, 2023.[1]
  • The 2023 reprint updates the camp from Camp Mohawk to Camp Moosehead which was first renamed in the Netflix series.
  • On the dedication page it says: "For Jean, Barry, and Bonkie."
  • Kristy starts the book with a letter asking if Stacey could be a CIT with them.
  • Stacey started the journal and kept it for herself.
  • The bus from New York to Camp Mohawk wasn't full.
  • The only members of the BSC that has been to camp before is Dawn and Claudia.
  • Kristy found the camp when everyone talked about wanting to go. The rest of the clients followed them to the camp.
  • Stacey's mom told her to get a body wave perm on her hair.
  • In Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies, Mary Anne loves the name Tara for a girl and she has a camper in her cabin named Tara who she doesn't like.
  • Dawn hopes she's like Charlene, her camp counselor, when she gets older.
  • Shari tells dirty jokes to Dawn's cabin.
  • Kristy says that she couldn't find her name in a name book before.
  • Mary Anne's note to Logan was the first one she sent that wasn't simple.
  • Stacey started reading a Stephen King book in Boy-Crazy Stacey, here Karen brings Stacey her Stephen King book she started reading. This could be the same book.
  • Charlene's mother got sick and Debra was sent to replace her. Debra is only fifteen and spent one year as a CIT before becoming a counselor.
  • On page 179 Dawn says that she's good at math but not good at reading maps.
  • Dawn eats a hot dog on the overnight camping trip but skips the smores.
  • Mary Anne lets her campers pierce her ears before they chickened out. Funnily enough, in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap one of the characters does let a camper pierce her ears.
  • Mary Anne has been making up beauty treatments to her campers who ask.
  • Only two boy have every crossed to the girls side of the camp successfully but got caught by Mrs. Means right away.
  • Logan thought Kristy looked terrific in makeup.
  • Stacey has also been checking her urine as well.
  • Sharon and Richard drove to pick up Mary Anne and Dawn together.
  • Kristy starts wearing mascara more in case she runs into Bart.
  • Mary Anne will never ever get her ears pierced.
Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
Other
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)
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