An exceptional group of high school teenagers and college students has chosen to dedicate their summer to others. While most of their peers are spending summers relaxing and hanging out with friends, working a job at the mall, or cutting lawns, this unique group live in tents and work in a vast, remote, lake-filled valley in the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia.
Poignant and often hilarious, The Extra Mile tells the inspirational stories of a select group of camp counselors at one of the largest Boy Scout reservations in the nation, where every summer, hundreds of eager, young scouts come for a week, often for their first time away from home.
These dedicated counselors mentor, befriend, protect and even save lives, while forming family-strong bonds amongst themselves. The results of their efforts are inspiring, poignant, and often hilarious – and all are character-building, for young and old alike!