Camp E-Ma-Etu An Eckerd Youth Alternatives camp in Boomer, in Wilkes County

Mar 17, 2007 | Posted by: The Charlotte Observer | Full story: The Charlotte Observer

“I used to yell at my parents, but now I see that it's so petty and stupid, I hate it ... I can't really say whether I'm going to slip up. But I hope to change myself all the way. That's what I came here to do.”

ABOUT THE CAMP

It's one of seven wilderness camps for troubled kids ages 8 to 18 throughout North Carolina, whose juvenile justice department is the company's biggest client. The camps are the 1968 creation of Jack Eckerd, the founder of the chain of drugstores that bears his name.The N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention sees the camps as a kind of filter, catching troubled kids before they do something heinous enough to land in a state youth development center. The camps don't accept sex offenders, serial violent offenders, minors tried as adults, arsonists or pregnant girls. Read more

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dustin

Greenville, NC

#1 May 9, 2007
i think that camp ekered is a piece of crap any man or women to send there kid there are fn retarded
marcus

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 10, 2007
When were you there?
MrCraig

Bethesda, MD

#3 Aug 21, 2007
I have a friend whos son was just sentenced there. He is a great kid, it puzzles my why this school. Does anyone actually know anything about it?
jessica

Greensboro, NC

#4 Sep 13, 2007
dustin wrote:
i think that camp ekered is a piece of crap any man or women to send there kid there are fn retarded
i graduted from there last year. if you wanna talk to me or whatever email me sometime girl3140@gmail.com
Crissy

West Jefferson, NC

#5 Sep 19, 2007
I rcently got sentenced there any info send it to me Party_Rebel_Crissy@yahoo.com
Caroline

West Monroe, LA

#6 Sep 30, 2007
I need the phone # to this camp.I believe it might could help our son. Could someone please give it to me? Thank you
ashley

Hendersonville, NC

#7 Oct 3, 2007
I just recently graduated from camp on augest 20th i am glad i went i met so many great ppl and i experienced so much i appreciate everything that camp did for me.
ariel

United States

#8 Oct 5, 2007
i graduated this year it was pretty kl i just hated 2 huddle up if u want to talk to me i on myspace at airbear14@msn.com i love u chief sarah im doing great
ariel

United States

#9 Oct 5, 2007
dustin wrote:
i think that camp ekered is a piece of crap any man or women to send there kid there are fn retarded
yep it was pretty stupid i didnt like it how old are you do you have a girlfriend??????
ashley

United States

#10 Oct 16, 2007
you rock
ariel

United States

#11 Oct 24, 2007
yeah so whats good i really miss camp
ariel

United States

#12 Oct 31, 2007
ok how come im the only one leaving messages come on this is not even kl some one leave a messages
ariel the kl one

United States

#13 Dec 26, 2007
i am theonly one leaving camp i miss it so uch i loveeeee you alllllllll
lost mom

Chapel Hill, NC

#14 Dec 26, 2007
pls email me at punxy1125@gmail.com. need to know more about this for my son.
ariel the kl one wrote:
i am theonly one leaving camp i miss it so uch i loveeeee you alllllllll
joe

Charlotte, NC

#15 Dec 29, 2007
yeah i graduated from their aug,21 2007 from the waccamas and i had chief hessie and chief sarah chief rob always tried to be funny he was sometimes i miss that place but every time i was in their i wanted to get out to go on transition homesday or group homesday.
joe

Charlotte, NC

#16 Dec 29, 2007
its a pretty good camp it takes a liitle bit of freedom away but that how you straiten the kid out but its fun in some ways you get to go on trips in the summer time such as deep sea fishing canoeing on rivers in florida yea i think this would be a good experince for him or her yer out in the woods and you sleep in log cabons that you build.
joe

Charlotte, NC

#17 Dec 29, 2007
iwent their for a year and i did not like it that much
joe

Charlotte, NC

#18 Dec 29, 2007
in some ways but not everyway yeah i was in the waccamas to aug22 to aug21 almost a year on day off i went their in 2007
joe

Charlotte, NC

#19 Dec 29, 2007
wasup
joe

Charlotte, NC

#20 Dec 29, 2007
sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrry it wany let me give out eckerd camp phone number on this website

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