Fresh out of prison, Blaise accepts a job as a sailing instructor at a summer camp run by his brother in law, Eddie. It's not long before he catches the eye of Camille, a bored and beautiful teenager. Haunted by violent nightmares, scorned by the other campers and reminded daily of his estranged wife and children, Blaise tries mightily to resist Camille's charms. But the girl's spontaneity awakens Blaise's own repressed capacity for life. It's not long before this odd couple forges a liaison that leads to deadly consequences for all concerned.