Camp E-Ma-Etu An Eckerd Youth Alterna...

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

There are 247 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Mar 17, 2007, titled Camp E-Ma-Etu An Eckerd Youth Alternatives camp in Boomer, in Wilkes County. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

“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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joe

Morganton, NC

#21 Dec 29, 2007
i think i know you from eckerd camp e-ma-etu
ariel the kl one

United States

#22 Jan 1, 2008
joe wrote:
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.
yeah i grad on feb 26 of last year to i was in the shawnee that group was aight i had chief lorraine and chief cat and chief elise so i liked it if u want to talk hit me up [email protected] at myspace
ariel

United States

#23 Jan 9, 2008
joe wrote:
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.
yeah it was pewtty kl but i hated it u could not look anywhere it was wierd
Tim

Charlotte, NC

#24 Jan 15, 2008
yeah i just got outa this place yesterday 1/15/08 lol i had chief jesse i wuz in the adirons chief nick moved to the waccs i h8ted it thier lol
Tim

Charlotte, NC

#25 Jan 15, 2008
who me
Ben

Hendersonville, NC

#26 Jan 29, 2008
MrCraig wrote:
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?
Hello my name is Ben, i graduated from there about 2 almost 3 years now and it was an great experence, Without there help i would not be the man i am today. Please contact me if you have any Questions at my e-mail [email protected]
Luke

Charlotte, NC

#27 Feb 7, 2008
I've graduated from camp E-MA-ETU. I don't know about anybody else but its hard to get back into the lifestyle of real life. I graduated from the montauks group with Ch. Carl. If you have any questions post a comment.
Susan Jones

Marion, NC

#28 Feb 11, 2008
My Boy friend just got sent there an it is hard cuz we have been through enough.....I know he dont like it down there but if it helps him straighten up then i know it is for the best an thats the way you other ppl should look at it too cuz it is helping other teens get there lives back in order.....I LOVE YOU NATHANIEL!!!!
Susan Jones

Marion, NC

#29 Feb 11, 2008
Luke wrote:
I've graduated from camp E-MA-ETU. I don't know about anybody else but its hard to get back into the lifestyle of real life. I graduated from the montauks group with Ch. Carl. If you have any questions post a comment.
when did you graduate????from there????
Carl Dean Shook

Greeneville, TN

#30 Feb 13, 2008
Hey Ariel do you remember me I was in the montauks group and you was in the Shawnee. I had Cheif Carl, Cheif Jon and Cheif Charlene at first it was Cheif Chris and Cheif Travis. I graduated June 8th and I thought you were beautiful I am from Hickory NC and I would like to talk to you more since you live close to me in Lenoir. Please email me at [email protected] k later pretty.
Carl Dean Shook

Greeneville, TN

#31 Feb 13, 2008
Hey luke whats up How are you doing me and Benji are doing great at Fred T. Foard High School Where are you going to school now army boy. I am in JROTC at school and I like it pretty good I was thinking about when you pushed me at camp and It felt like the matrix you was mad at me cause I told you to go back to the army. Please send me an email at [email protected] later army boy.
Luke

Charlotte, NC

#32 Feb 18, 2008
Carl Dean Shook wrote:
Hey luke whats up How are you doing me and Benji are doing great at Fred T. Foard High School Where are you going to school now army boy. I am in JROTC at school and I like it pretty good I was thinking about when you pushed me at camp and It felt like the matrix you was mad at me cause I told you to go back to the army. Please send me an email at [email protected] later army boy.
Ummm, yeah im doing good. I was in ROTC, but I quit because I thought it was stupid. Now im in to 4-wheelin, I go ever other sunday, and i play on X-Box tourneys some weekends. Yeah no offence but that was a long time ago. Now me and my girl go out alot so im never home. Oh, and monica goes to my school to.
Luke

Charlotte, NC

#33 Feb 18, 2008
Susan Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
when did you graduate????from there????
I forgot.......... LOL!!!!
gary

Spruce Pine, NC

#34 Feb 23, 2008
Tim wrote:
yeah i just got outa this place yesterday 1/15/08 lol i had chief jesse i wuz in the adirons chief nick moved to the waccs i h8ted it thier lol
i graduated on 2/22/08
gary

Spruce Pine, NC

#35 Feb 23, 2008
ch.jesse wazz ^
gary

Spruce Pine, NC

#36 Feb 23, 2008
ch.jim tell the group that i am coming tomorrow
Brandon

Greensboro, NC

#37 Feb 26, 2008
yeah i guess i can admit that this camp helped me quite alot i hope that anybody that goes here realizes that there to help u not to harm u or take u away from ure family they just want u be better b4 u get in serious trouble thanx to all staff at camp e ma etu i have such a better future ahead of me Ya'll r the best
Jordan Hinton

Atlanta, GA

#38 Mar 5, 2008
I am going to Eckard camp and I got on this website 2 find out it was....................
ariel

United States

#39 Mar 11, 2008
Luke wrote:
I've graduated from camp E-MA-ETU. I don't know about anybody else but its hard to get back into the lifestyle of real life. I graduated from the montauks group with Ch. Carl. If you have any questions post a comment.
hey i remeber you you were the cute one iwas in the shawnee it was kl
ariel

United States

#40 Mar 11, 2008
Carl Dean Shook wrote:
Hey Ariel do you remember me I was in the montauks group and you was in the Shawnee. I had Cheif Carl, Cheif Jon and Cheif Charlene at first it was Cheif Chris and Cheif Travis. I graduated June 8th and I thought you were beautiful I am from Hickory NC and I would like to talk to you more since you live close to me in Lenoir. Please email me at [email protected] k later pretty.
heyy yes i remeber you you where staring AT ME ALOT I DO REMEBER THAT YOU WERE HOTT!!! [email protected]

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