After the campers think they see a UFO land in Lake Kikiwaka, a new boy shows up and Jorge and Tiffany think he’s an alien. Meanwhile, Emma and Ravi get evaluated by the camp counselors.
- Peyton List as Emma Ross
- Karan Brar as Ravi Ross
- Skai Jackson as Zuri Ross
- Miranda May as Lou
- Kevin G. Quinn as Xander
- Nathan Arenas as Jorge
- Nina Lu as Tiffany
- Amanda LaCount as Ginger Camp Counselor-in-Training
- Amarr M. Wooten as Marsh
Jorge: Guys, I'm sure of two things. One, that someday I'll headline my own show in Vegas. And two, that was a UFO.
Zuri: That was not a UFO. And I've told you a hundred times, that Vegas is not ready for a butt ventriloquist.
- April 6, 2016 (UK and Ireland)
- May 22, 2016 (Italy)
- June 3, 2016 (Latin America)
- June 5, 2016 (Israel)
- June 30, 2016 (Hungary)
- July 26, 2016 (Poland)
- August 12, 2016 (Brazil)
- This is another episode mentioning the word "camp" in the title & is currently the fifth one after Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka, Camp Rules, Smells Like Camp Spirit and There's No Place Like Camp.
- That's So Raven, another Disney Channel show, has a similar title to this episode titled "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind".
- The title is a spoof of the 1970s movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
The image gallery for Close Encounters of the Camp Kind may be viewed here.
The transcript for Close Encounters of the Camp Kind may be viewed here.