The show was set in a fictional summer camp run by Candy. The animated series spawned a brief comic book series based on the show; also entitled Camp Candy, it was published by Marvel Comics' Star Comics imprint.
Twenty-seven episodes of the series aired during the 1989 and 1990 television seasons on the NBC television network. Thirteen new episodes ran in syndication in the 1992 season, along with repeats of the previous episodes. The series was later rerun on the Fox Family cable channel in 1998.
The later syndicated broadcasts featured live action segments featuring Candy.
In both versions, the closing credits featured songs about Camp Candy that were sung to the tune of various traditional "campfire" songs.