"Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka" is the first episode in season 1 of Bunk'd. It aired on July 31, 2015. This episode had 4.2 million viewers.


In the premiere episode, the Ross kids arrive at camp. The camp’s owner, Gladys (played by Mary Scheer), is even scarier than the legendary creature that’s rumored to stalk the grounds. With the help of her sneaky niece Hazel, she’s out to get he Ross kids because of her decades-old rivalry with their mom.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Mentioned Cast

  • Cameron Boyce as Luke Ross
  • Christina Moore as Christina Ross
  • Charles Esten as Morgan Ross

Memorable Quotes

Zuri: What now?
Gladys: Phones aren't allowed in camp. Hand it over!
Emma: No!
Lou: Let the training begin. SIT!
Emma: OMG!
Xander: Hi, I'm Xander
Emma: I'm Emma.
Hazel: I'm nauseous.
Ravi: Okay people
Zuri: Get him!
Zuri: Who made this giant footprint?
Emma: A giant foot, duh.
Emma: Do you think it's the Kikiwaka?
Zuri: Thanks. A lot.
Gladys: Deal with it!
Emma: [pants] Excuse me sir. Could you get these delivered to my room?
Gladys: She! You don't shave your legs for a month and suddenly you are a sir?
Emma: I haven't even looked at your legs yet.
Ravi: Ravi Ross, a pleasure. You must be Miss Gladys, the perpetrator. Thank you so much for letting Mrs. Kipling stay at camp. I assure you the odds of eating the campers are very remote.
Zuri: You should still hide the bite sized kids.
Gladys: Aren't there supposed to be four of you?
Zuri: Our brother Luke got stuck in summer school. Probably because he can't spell either of those words.
Gladys: Check clear, don't care. Sign in with my niece.

International Premieres

  • August 17, 2015 (Canada)
  • November 11, 2015 (France)
  • December 2, 2015 (Israel)
  • January 14, 2016 (Australia)
  • January 23, 2016 (Latin America, Brazil)
  • March 6, 2016 (Italy)
  • March 18, 2016 (Spain, Portugal)
  • April 25, 2016 (Germany)
  • June 10, 2016 (Poland)
  • June 19, 2016 (Hungary)
  • June 20, 2016 (Romania)
  • December 8, 2016 (Trinidad and Tobago)


  • This episode premiered after the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants".
  • This is the first episode of the season and the series.
  • All of the main characters will be introduced in this episode and some recurring characters.
  • Unlike most spin-offs, this episode premiered while Season 4 of Jessie was still airing.
  • This episode was referred to as "Pilot" before the name was announced.
  • Unlike most spinoffs and episodes with guest stars this episode had no cheer for Emma, Zuri, and Ravi.
  • The theme song is sung at the end of the episode with the campers.
  • It's revealed that Luke is in summer school, explaining his absence in the series.
  • It's revealed that Hazel really likes Xander and doesn't like Emma.
  • Christina Ross was mentioned several times throughout the episode. It is also revealed she was a Counselor In Training like Emma.
  • Gladys is single according to this episode.
  • Jorge claims he was abducted by aliens and the aliens invited him for lunch.
  • Xander and Emma are in love which explains the plot for the following episode Gone Girl.
  • Half/Most of the clips in the promo was shown in the first half of the episode.
  • The actual Kikiwaka is seen at the end of the episode.
  • The first episode of Bunk'd is the cliffhanger episode to "Jessie Goes to Hollywood".
  • Highest rated episode of the series.
  • The ratings dropped hard after this episode.
  • The mud pit on the campground was actually pie filling.


  • In the promo it showed the Ross kids in New York but in this episode it doesn't. However that may just be from the Jessie series finale or just an extra scene for the promo. Or it could be a scene from a future episode. However, it turned out to be none of those so it was probably an extra scene for the promo or a scene from an episode of Jessie.


The image gallery for Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka may be viewed here.


The transcript for Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka may be viewed here.


The video gallery for Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka may be viewed here.

Season 1
"Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka • "Gone Girl" • "Camp Rules" • "Smells Like Camp Spirit" • "The Ones That Got Away" • Can You Hear Me Now" • "Friending with the Enemy" • "Waka, Waka, Waka!" • "Secret Santa" • "Counselors' Night Off" • There's No Place Like Camp" • "Luke's Back" • "No Escape" • "Close Encounters of the Camp Kind" • "Crafted and Shafted" • Boo Boos and Birthdays" • "For Love and Money" • "Love is for the Birds" • "Bride and Doom" • "Live From Camp Kikiwaka" • Xander Says Goodbye"
Season 2
"Griff is in the House!" • "Dance in My Pants" • "Zuri Has a Little Lamb" • "Zuri Weasels Out" • "Queen of Screams" • "Luke Out Below" • "Camp Kiki-slasher" • "Treehouse of Terror" • "Tidal Wave" • "Fog'd In" • "How the Griff Stole Christmas" • "Food Fight" • "Mother May I? • "Mud Fight" • "Dog Days of Summer" • "Bad Dog!" • "Camp Stinky Waka" • "Cabin vs. Cabin" • "Dreams Come True" • "We Didn't Start the Fire" • "The Great Escape"

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