Nickelodeon orders 'Summer Camp' pilot

Project is from 'High School Musical' writer Peter Barsocchini

Nickelodeon is going to "Summer Camp."

The network has greenlighted production on a half-hour pilot from Peter Barsocchini, writer of the "High School Musical" movies.

E1 Entertainment and Reveille are co-producing the single-camera pilot set at a sleep-away camp, with veteran TV helmer Lev L. Spiro on board to direct.

"Summer camp, in reality, is an iconic experience for kids, and the show is an opportunity to present the comedy and emotion kids experience when they are away from home for the first time," Peter Barsocchini said. "Our slogan is, 'Camp is why kids invented summer.' "

Production on the pilot is slated to begin in Malibu this month.

"Summer camp is an American tradition, and Peter has captured this rite of passage in a fun family comedy that's perfect for Nickelodeon," said Reveille executive producer of scripted programs Carolyn Bernstein, who is exec producing the pilot with Barsocchini; Frank Saperstein and John Morayniss of E1 Entertainment; Todd Cohen of Reveille; and Laurence Mark of Laurence Mark Prods. David Blackman is co-exec producing.