Oliver is raised in day care and by after-school sitters because both his parents work long hours to make sure they give him everything he needs. A big house, nice clothes, expensive toys... Everything he doesn't want. What he wants is for his parents to spend time with him, for his mother to stay home, for his father to watch him play ball, for them to be a family... When he is old enough, he rebels in the only way he knows how. At home he becomes resentful and obstinate. In school he is disobedient, uncooperative and disruptive, making sure he flunks all his classes. At their wits end, his parents send him away to a Camp for difficult children and there he learns to deal with his problems in a very special way.