The intro is that Matt, Tony, Hooter, Katie and Q decided to go on a camp out. The setting is in Tony's backyard but moves onto the woods. Matt brings his sister because he never wanted to get in trouble. Katie wonders off and gets into a boat which the group also got into.
The problem is that the group ends up in 1776 in the american revolutionary against the British. Once the group got off the boat they all got separated and Matt ended up being a part of the army and meeting a person named Israel.
The Event was that Matt tried to look for the group but wasn't allowed too and had to march with Israel .Israel was cold and died but the next morning Matt got picked up by Mr Hornbee who gave him black jack to ride on, shoes and some warmth. where in the woods he met part of the group.
The climax is that as Matt is walking through the woods, he met Indians with Hooter and Tony. That's when Tony and Hooter tell Matt that Katie has been captured by Hassan. They went to their stop and captured Q and Katie.
The resolution is that Matt, Tony and Hooter saved Q and Katie. As they were about to go find the boat George Washington handed Katie his socks. As they were walking back Katie knew where the boat was and told the group.
The conclusion is that Matt found a peice of soggy potato chip bag and knew he was home. When Matt arrived at Tony's house he said goodbye and went home. At dinner Katie told the secret but only her dad believed her.