You threw my lucky pig foot in the fire! I can't believe I only have 3 more left...
—Lou to Zuri in Game of Totems

Louella Dorcas "Lou" Hockhauser is one of the characters of Bunk'd later becoming the main one. She is the main protagonist of Season 4 and Season 5. Lou is the cheerful head counselor and Emma’s close ally and friend. By Season 4, Lou (with the blessings of the Rosses) has become the owner and Director of Camp Kikiwaka.

Lou is a super nice camp counsellor who becomes very good friends with Emma after they meet. She’s usually a bit over the top in her enthusiasm and excitement. She has a pet pig named Mandy. Lou is portrayed by Miranda May.



Season 1

Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka

Pilot (Lou and Emma in their cabin)
In Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka, Lou was first seen greeting her new cabin mates, Emma and Zuri. She then walks out of their cabin with Emma discussing what they could do tomorrow. She tells her they could dive for mud dabs and connect their mosquito bites to see what shapes they make.
Pilot (Hazel and Lou)

Also, when Xander finishes his beauty entrance about Emma. Later, she backed up Emma when Hazel said that Emma was not a good leader. She then tells her that Emma has legendary Christina Ross' blood running through her veins.

When Emma was doing good, she cheers her on, When Emma said she was embarrassed in front of the whole camp, Lou comforts her by telling her about her last CIT, Tammy. When Emma got her note she hears that Xander wants Emma in "the Spot", she tells the rest of the Woodchucks about what it is. Lou is later seen at the hangout place for the campers, dragging Tiffany to have fun.

Pilot (Xander playing guitar with Tiffany, Zuri, Lou, and Emma laughing) Campfire

When Tiffany reveals that she is applying for college already, Lou yells at her and says that it is seven years away. She then turns around and sees Xander, and questions him about why he is not with Emma in the Spot like he is supposed to be. She then explains the whole thing to Xander, and he doesn't remember sending Emma a note, Lou smells a rat, which is Hazel. She told everyone that Hazel sent the note, impersonating Xander so she could send Emma to die.

When they are in the woods and heard the sound of the Kikiwaka, Lou carried Ravi and is surprised that he is lighter than a chicken. While Hazel, Xander and she are sitting in a tree, she is G-A-G-G-I-N-G. She tells Hazel to go down and ask the creature on a date. She then gets another idea: sometimes offensive odors will drive animals off! After Jorge's fart, she said that nothing is alive within 100 miles.

She told Emma the way to be a leader, and that her mom will be so proud of her. She asks Hazel if she agrees, and told her the right direction to the camp. When Emma masters the Woodchuck salute, she told Emma that she is all grown up. After listening to Xander's song, and sees the fire, she says that the last time the bonfire was this big, Gladys had dropped her canteen in it.

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Gone Girl

In Gone Girl, Lou helps Xander plan his date with Emma. When she finds out that Ravi has gone to try and stop their date, as he thinks Xanders gonna kill Emma, she tries to stop him but lands in the ditch. At the end of the episode, she joins Emma and Xander when they are trying to have a romantic moment.

Camp Rules

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In Camp Rules, Lou tries to stop Emma and Zuri from arguing. She takes them to the dock and tries the canoe therapy on them. However, Emma and Zuri get stuck out on the lake and when Xander and Lou try to go and save them, their boats sink and they try to swim for it but get stuck on some fishing line. Emma and Zuri find them and work together to save Lou and Xander and set aside their differences.

Smells Like Camp Spirit

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In Smells Like Camp Spirit, Lou gets bad luck when Emma gives Xander the Spirit Stick. She helps to try and find it and offers a Hungry-Gal TV dinner to the forest spirits. The offerings don't work but Ravi finds the stick in the lake the next day. By the end of the episode, everything is back to normal.

The Ones That Got Away


In The Ones That Got Away, Lou teams up with Ravi for the fishing contest. Lou teaches him how to fish the 'natural' way as that's the way Lou fishes. They try to catch a fish that Lou's been after for years but instead catch a shoe on their first try. Ravi ends up sitting on the shore while Lou goes insane trying to find the fish. He tries cheering Lou up and in the process helps her catch the fish. Lou says the quest is what matters, not the prize and sets it free again. Because of this, they don't win the fishing competition.

Can You Hear Me Now


In Can You Hear Me Now, Lou helps to look for the missing phone. When Lou discovers that Emma has the missing phone, she feels betrayed as she defended Emma and Zuri when Hazel accused them of having it. To show Lou she's sorry, Emma destroys the router taking the totem pole with it. Lou accepts her apology and they share a hug.

Friending with the Enemy


In Friending with the Enemy, Emma feels bad for Hazel and tries to become her friend. Her and Lou eventually gain her trust but when Hazel moves into the Woodchuck cabin, and at first Emma and Lou are against it but they change their minds when Hazel shares with them all the luxuries she gets as Head Counsellor. Hazel hears them say how they're using her causing her to go into 'crazy' mode. She makes them do all the disgusting jobs including crushing cranberries with their feet. Lou ends up pulling Hazel into the cranberry tub and they all fight. Emma stops the fight and apologizes to Hazel and they set aside their differences for the rest of the episode.

Waka, Waka, Waka!


In Waka, Waka, Waka! Lou, Emma, and Hazel compete in sales to become the Kikiwaka Queen since Xander is the Kikiwaka King. Xander wants Emma or Lou to win so Hazel doesn't become the Kikiwaka Queen and get to dance with him. Lou, Xander, and Emma perform a song and dance number to try and boost sales. When Emma goes to the bathroom, Hazel wrecks Emma's booth which angers her and Emma. To get Hazel back, Lou and Emma tell her they've put Putra Berries in her food making her go crazy and try to stop people from eating her food. At the end of the episode, Lou and Emma watch Xander dance with Gladys who was crowned the Kikiwaka Queen.

Secret Santa


In Secret Santa, Lou tries to find the best gift to give Emma for their CIT Gift Exchange. Things don't go as planned thanks to Ravi and Emma ends up getting her a woodchuck which escapes its cage! Lou performs a song and dance routine for Emma which also ends in disaster. They both realize that it's not the gift but the thought that counts and neither of them end up disappointed.

Counselors' Night Off


In Counselors' Night Off, Lou goes with the other Counselors to The Spot for the CNO. She makes a bet with Hazel, saying that she can't go a whole night without flirting with Xander. Hazel loses the bet and has to teach the Foot Fungus Seminar. At the end of the episode, Lou is glad that Emma and Xander are together.

There's No Place Like Camp


In There's No Place Like Camp, Lou works kitchen duty in the mess hall after breaking the oven along with the microwave. The girls go to the forest to forage for food but Lou accidentally covers herself in Diablo Leaves making her hallucinate. By the end of the episode, Lou is back to normal and Jorge is feeling better.


Luke's Back

In Luke's Back, Lou fights in the archery battle against Camp Champion. She gets knocked out of the game when she sees Eric, her ex, and swoons over him. At the end of the episode, she helps clean up The Spot after Camp Champion vandalized it.

No Escape


In No Escape, Lou gives Tiffany advice on how to deal with her crush on Ravi. The advice doesn't work and Ravi ends up upsetting Tiffany. Lou throws water all over Ravi to get back at him for upsetting her.

Close Encounters of the Camp Kind


In Close Encounters of the Camp Kind, Lou and Xander give their mid-summer evaluations to Emma and Ravi. They give them honest scores even though they are harsh. They later argue with Emma and Ravi and end up having a water fight, accidentally splashing Gladys in the process. To pay for it, Gladys makes them do team-building exercises telling them if they refuse, Lou and Xander will lose their jobs. They complete the exercises and apologize to each other, ending the episode as friends again.

Crafted and Shafted


In Crafted and Shafted, Lou and Ravi work together on a discount jungle gym for Gladys so that the photographer can photograph it for the new camp brochure. Their attempts to put it together end up injuring Lou. They work together though, Lou the brains and Ravi the builder, and manage to put the Jungle Gym together.

Boo Boos and Birthdays


In Boo Boos and Birthdays, Lou and Emma try to plan the perfect birthday party for Tiffany since she has never had one. They forget about what Tiffany likes and end up doing everything their way. They hold the party out in the woods but are attacked by wild animals and almost get killed. At the end of the episode, they hold a little party for Tiffany in their cabin including stuff she likes.

For Love and Money


In For Love and Money Lou, Zuri, and Emma are sent into town to pick up Gladys' bug spray. Lou meets a good looking lumberjack named Noah and falls for him. He seems nice but Emma and Zuri realize he's using Lou for carpentry work. They expose Noah but upset Lou in the process.

Season 2

Season 3

We Can't Bear It!

In We Can't Bear It!, Lou returns to Camp Kikiwaka, along with Emma, Ravi, and Zuri, to help new campers settle in for the summer. She meets up with her cousin, Finn, and two other campers, Destiny and Matteo. After learning that Gladys left Camp Kikiwaka, took the money, and left the place in ruins from the Ross kids, Lou breaks down and feels sad. After she and the Ross kids realize that they accidentally left Destiny, Finn, and Matteo at the camp, they go all they way back and help drive off a bear that was about to attack them.


She is really cheerful and exuberant. She is very nice and friends with Emma, Zuri, and Ravi. She has similar traits with Jessie Prescott.

She seems unaware of anything that seems dark as she smiled when something sounds dark.

Physical Appearance

Lou has chestnut hair with brown eyes. She appears to be only slightly shorter than Emma, her friend. She also has a curvy body.



Emma Ross

Best Friend

Main Article: Emma and Lou

Emma and Lou by the flagpole.

They are both members of the staff in Camp Kikiwaka, with Lou being a counsellor and Emma being a CIT. Lou is extremely supportive of Emma. Lou was the first one to notice that Xander isn't in the woods with Emma like he was supposed to be. Lou also helps Emma every step of the way in becoming a CIT, Lou teaches Emma the Woodchuck signal and Emma masters it at the end of the episode.


Lou and Ravi during the fishing competition.

Ravi Ross


Main Article: Lou and Ravi

Ravi is Lou's friend. When they were scared of the Kikiwaka, Lou carried Ravi in her arms. Lou also said that he is lighter than a chicken and they have hollowed out bones.

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Xander and Lou (and Hazel) in the camp.



Main Article: Xander and Lou

Xander and Lou are shown as being good friends in Gone Girl and Camp Rules. In Gone Girl, Xander shared his perfect date with Emma with Lou. Also, Lou came to the spot to stop Ravi from ruining their date.

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Lou and Zuri by the flagpole.

Zuri Ross

Friend/Cabin Mate

Main Article: Lou and Zuri

Lou and Zuri are both members of the Wood Chuck cabin. Lou has helped Zuri many times, for instance in Camp Rules when she helped Zuri and Emma figure out their differences and stop arguing.


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Lou and Tiffany in their Wood Chuck T-Shirts.

Friend/Cabin Mate

Main Article: Lou and Tiffany

Lou and Tiffany are both members of the Wood Chuck cabin. They seem to be good friends and in Boo Boos and Birthdays, Lou helped organize a birthday party for Tiffany with Emma and Zuri.



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Lou and Jorge (and Ravi and Emma) in the promotional pictures.

Main Article: Lou and Jorge

Lou and Jorge both go to Camp Kikiwaka and share the same friends. They aren't the closest in the group but appear to be good friends.


Lou is also really good friends with Destiny, Matteo, Finn, Ava, Noah, and Gwen.


Hazel Swearengen


Main Article: Hazel and Lou

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Lou and Hazel in the mess hall.

Hazel is Lou's enemy, most likely due to her being Emma's best friend. Lou was often there to see Hazel's plans to make Emma get away from Xander.

Barb Barca

Enemy/Rival Camp Director

Lou and Barb have been shown to be enemies. Barb is the camp director of Camp Kikiwaka’s rival cabin, Camp Champion. Throughout Lou and Barb have a strong dislike for each other.



  • Lou shares many similarities with Jessie Prescott.
  • She has a stronger bond with Emma than with anyone else who goes to Camp Kikiwaka.
  • She has many followers on the Farm page, mainly tech-savvy pigs.
  • She seems to understand another language that the directions were in. (Crafted and Shafted)
  • She's allergic to dust. (Queen of Screams)
  • Her cousin, Finn attends Camp Kikiwaka after the Rosses take over.
  • She becomes the owner of the Camp Kikiwaka in the episode Up, Up and Away. Emma said to Lou that Christina and Morgan Ross reduced the price to $1 and she bought it.
  • She shares her last name (revealed as Hockhauser in Food Fight) with Arwin from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, which was also created by Pamela Eells-O'Connell.
  • She used to have six fingers, but the catfish, Big Whiskers bit one off.
  • She couldn't read until the age of 11 due to her dog Hank.
  • Lou is the only main character to appear in every episode and season.
  • Her middle name is revealed to be the biblical name, Dorcas in Water Under The Dock.
    • Lou said she'd managed to keep this secret for 15 years, to avoid anyone discovering this and using it to ridicule her.


Appearances: 84/84

Season 1

  1. "Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka"
  2. "Gone Girl"
  3. "Camp Rules"
  4. "Smells Like Camp Spirit"
  5. "The Ones That Got Away"
  6. "Can You Hear Me Now"
  7. "Friending with the Enemy"
  8. "Waka, Waka, Waka!"
  9. "Secret Santa"
  10. "Counselors' Night Off"
  11. "There's No Place Like Camp"
  12. "Luke's Back"
  13. "No Escape"
  14. "Close Encounters of the Camp Kind"
  15. "Crafted and Shafted"
  16. "Boo Boos and Birthdays"
  17. "For Love and Money"
  18. "Love is for the Birds"
  19. "Bride and Doom"
  20. "Live From Camp Kikiwaka"
  21. "Xander Says Goodbye"

Season 2

  1. "Griff is in the House!"
  2. "Dance in My Pants"
  3. "Zuri Has a Little Lamb"
  4. "Zuri Weasels Out"
  5. "Queen of Screams"
  6. "Luke Out Below"
  7. "Camp Kiki-slasher"
  8. "Treehouse of Terror"
  9. "Tidal Wave"
  10. "Fog'd In"
  11. "How the Griff Stole Christmas"
  12. "Food Fight"
  13. "Mother May I?"
  14. "Mud Fight"
  15. "Dog Days of Summer"
  16. "Bad Dog!"
  17. "Camp Stinky Waka"
  18. "Cabin vs. Cabin"
  19. "Dreams Come True"
  20. "We Didn't Start the Fire"
  21. "The Great Escape"

Season 3

  1. "We Can't Bear It!"
  2. "Let's Bounce!"
  3. "Take the Cake"
  4. "O Sister, Where Art Thou?"
  5. "Cav'd In"
  6. "By All Memes"
  7. "A Whole Lotta Lobsta"
  8. "No Bones About It"
  9. "Finder’s Keepers, Lou’s a Weeper"
  10. "Reversal of Fortune"
  11. "Game of Totems"
  12. "Toilets and Tiaras"
  13. "Bungle in the Jungle"
  14. "Gruel and Unusual Punishment"
  15. "It's a Blast!"
  16. "Up, Up and Away"

Season 4

  1. "Who da Boss? Lou da Boss!"
  2. "Kikiwaka's Got Talent"
  3. "Yes, Lies and Tower Escape"
  4. "An Udder Disaster"
  5. "Hot Spring Friend Machine"
  6. "Water Under the Dock"
  7. "In Your Wildest Screams"
  8. "Inn Trouble"
  9. "Lake Rancid"
  10. "Between a Raccoon and a Hard Place
  11. Mo-Squito Mo Problems
  12. Sore Lou-ser
  13. Lone Wolf
  14. Serfs Up-rising
  15. Summer Winter Wonderland
  16. Cramped Champions
  17. A Tale of Two Stackers
  18. Whatever Floats Your Goat Boat
  19. Snow Cups and Fisticuffs
  20. The S'more, The S'merrier
  21. Lava at First Sight
  22. Town and Clown Relations
  23. Whisper Toots
  24. My Fairy Lady
  25. Party Pooper
  26. Squatters' Fights
  27. Three Stars and a Baby


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