Camp Green Lake is a camp where kids learn to "build character" by digging holes in the middle of the desert. Kids go there instead of going to jail, they do their time there. They stay there until their sentence is up.
The characters are Stanley, Zero, Mr.Sir, the Warden, and Mr. Pendanski. Stanley is the main character who got sent to Camp Green Lake because of getting framed for stealing a famous person's shoes. The counselor is Mr.Pendanski, and the Warden runs the entire camp.
Stanley was stirring up drama around the camp and he got pushed down to the ground while digging his hole. After he got pushed down, Zero came and started choking the person that pushed him. They all got in trouble and got no shower privileges.
Zero ran away from camp because the camp staff got mad that Zero was digging a part of Stanley's hole in return of Stanley teaching him how to read/write. Stanley was very worried about Zero because there is no water for hundreds of miles.
Stanley went out to find Zero. He tried bringing the water truck to Zero, but ended up crashing it in a hole. Stanley looked for days and days, until he finally found him under an abandoned boat. They went to a mountain called "God's Thumb" and found food and water. They returned back to camp to dig up the treasure.
Will Stanley and Zero be able to find the treasure without being caught?