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Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?

For Gabe, the equation for summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of rigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment—aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better.

At least, that’s what Gabe thinks…until a new variable is introduced. Zack, Gabe’s cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack’s camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, can both camps—and both stepbrothers—survive the summer?

About The Author

Alisha Shaw

Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of The Short SellerNerd Camp, Nerd Camp 2.0, Standing for Socks, The Trouble with Mark Hopper, and the editor of Our Story Begins. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at

About The Illustrator

Drew Willis is an art director and illustrator working in New York City. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 6, 2014)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442452961
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 830L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"Elissa Brent Weissman has whipped up a clever, funny and moving story. Her characters consistently defy stereotype, revealing fascinating layers that make them feel startlingly real and relatable. Whether you're a science fiend, a jock or something in between, you'll love spending time at Nerd Camp."

– Stuart Gibbs, author of SPY SCHOOL and BELLY UP

"This worthy sequel picks up almost a year after Nerd Camp (2011) left off.... Weissman’s dialogue is particularly entertaining in the back-and-forth between Gabe and his sweet and brainy bunkmates."

– Booklist, June 2014

"For kids heading off to camp, Elissa Brent Weissman's laugh-out-loud tale of hijinks and sibling rivalry, Nerd Camp 2.0, earns its place in the duffle bag."

– School Library Journal, July 2014

Awards and Honors

  • MSTA Reading Circle List

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