All of Stoneybrook Middle School takes an annual trip to Leicester Lodge in Hooksett Crossing, Vermont. This annual trip coincides with the school's Winter War . Other schools make the trip to Leicester Lodge in harrowing weather conditions. One such school is Conway Cove Elementary Schoo l from Maine. The bus carrying the Conway Cove students overturns near the lodge and injures their chaperones. The Baby-Sitters Club intercedes and takes care of the sixteen students. Logan is unable to make the trip because it coincides with a family trip to Aruba, so Mary Anne decides to create a diary/jounal of their trip.