The object of the game was to collect and hide a group of animals before the camp bus breaks down.
The game included a board; bunkhouse walls and roof; 2 each of crawfish, frogs, lizards, mice, snakes, and spiders; 16 Icky Animal cards; and 48 Camp Bus cards.
The game was loosely based upon the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," a comedy folk song by Allan Sherman which received a Grammy in 1964. The song was set to the tune of Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" and the lyrics took the form of a boy writing a letter from camp (Camp Grenada) about how awful the place was. Sherman shot to fame in 1962 when his album of comedy folk songs, My Son, the Folk Singer, became the fastest-selling record album up to that date.