As promised by previous marketing material: the whole gang really is here. Sandy is present and accounted for, albeit with some braces and adorable pink glasses (guess she got contacts as an adult squirrel). Patrick is at camp, belly shirt and all, and is happy to point out “that kid with the pants!” Of course, that “kid with the pants’s” pants are as square as ever.
Also present are some of the characters in SpongeBob’s world. Mr. Krabs seems to be involved as a counselor in this camp in some capacity, as does Larry the Lobster. Squidward is here too, boasting a whistle that certainly no one will respect the authority of. The most intriguing inclusion, however, is Plankton as a cafeteria cook. While this may have some strange effects on the SpongeBob continuity, it’s nice to see Plankton fulfilling the Chris Meloni in Wet Hot American Summer role here.
Nickelodeon’s official synopsis for Kamp Koral reads: “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff. The CG-animated prequel series follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals during summer sleepaway camp where they spend their time building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.”