Juvenile flees Camp Adams -

Juvenile flees Camp Adams -

There are 52 comments on the Pocono Record story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Juvenile flees Camp Adams -. In it, Pocono Record reports that:

The Lehighton State Police are looking for a 16-year-old male who fled on foot from the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, on Tuesday evening.

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Pat boyle

Catawissa, PA

#21 Mar 16, 2012
Camp adams is.great.

Since: Dec 11

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#22 Mar 16, 2012
Pat boyle wrote:
Camp adams is.great.
That camp is a joke
oldemployee

Altoona, PA

#23 May 3, 2012
I worked at Camp Adams and it is an awful place. No sercurity, no fencing, and everything is purchased at lowest bidders cost without any consideration for quality. This includes food, clothes, and education. The teachers there are a joke and the staff is horrendous. I was "let go" for making too many complaints for how the youths were treated at the camp site. This place really needs to be investigated by the government completely unannounced and then I wonder what types of citations would come from it.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#24 May 3, 2012
oldemployee wrote:
I worked at Camp Adams and it is an awful place. No sercurity, no fencing, and everything is purchased at lowest bidders cost without any consideration for quality. This includes food, clothes, and education. The teachers there are a joke and the staff is horrendous. I was "let go" for making too many complaints for how the youths were treated at the camp site. This place really needs to be investigated by the government completely unannounced and then I wonder what types of citations would come from it.
Charles Larrimore used to work there and him and the guys used to party every night while working.
donald

Dunbar, PA

#25 Jul 4, 2012
I was sent there several years back (2004)..I don't blame him for fleeing...fucking place is horrible and nasty...I was a victim of the kids for cash scheme and it was complete bullshit...horrible food..sleep in tents for a week n then cabins..only good thing was the schooling somewhat n mod 2... Even that was half shitty unless u wanted to learn something
DBA

Levittown, PA

#26 Aug 4, 2012
Are u people kidding? im 22 and was there when i was 17...there are good kids bad kids,mean kids and dumb kids. where ever you are in life. it wasnt this place that got me on the right track, it was me and they helped. this place is a joke if your a joke. people/programs like this cant help you if you dont help yourself. and yes the staff seem and act like juviniels themselfs and the one guy i think jason looked high everyday. a kid sued the place wen i was there because if he didnt do what they tolded him to do they would "slam" him...literally slam him on rocks. the place has thousands of law suites pending and yes something is seriously "up"
liar

Stroudsburg, PA

#28 Aug 4, 2012
donald wrote:
I was sent there several years back (2004)..I don't blame him for fleeing...fucking place is horrible and nasty...I was a victim of the kids for cash scheme and it was complete bullshit...horrible food..sleep in tents for a week n then cabins..only good thing was the schooling somewhat n mod 2... Even that was half shitty unless u wanted to learn something
Nice try. Those poor children from the kids for cash scheme weren't sent there.
grown up

Sellersville, PA

#29 Aug 15, 2012
i was stuck in that pl;ace for almost a year and i escaped. i escaped because the god damned staff was abusing me and i was over it. no "adult" listened to me and i finally did what i had to do. and... before you go calling people names and assuming they are there because they are "horrible children" remember that the lack of a good household environment is what causes thats crap PLUS... i was there because my mother beat the shit out of me and my probation officer needed to send me somewhere and didnt want me to get lost in the system so seriously... before you go running your mouth you should SERIOUSLY check your facts.
maybe you should go spend a year there... get your damn head straight.
help please

Aston, PA

#30 Feb 23, 2013
Hi my son is there now and I'm worried can anyone give me info on this camp ? I can't find much about it ? Email me at [email protected]

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#31 Feb 23, 2013
help please wrote:
Hi my son is there now and I'm worried can anyone give me info on this camp ? I can't find much about it ? Email me at [email protected]
http://www.timesleader.com/news/hottopics/jud...
bob

Media, PA

#32 Mar 28, 2013
Monkey see monkey do!! Hahahahahaha
tcangel

Williamstown, PA

#33 Apr 28, 2013
RLBK wrote:
I just found out a family member is here, and yes you can noy find info on this place! Please where do you find information...some of these comments are very concerning!!(the timesleader link did not work on page)

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#34 Apr 28, 2013
tcangel wrote:
<quoted text>I just found out a family member is here, and yes you can noy find info on this place! Please where do you find information...some of these comments are very concerning!!(the timesleader link did not work on page)
Ill find some information and let you know. Ill even look up their license and see what violations is any.
Concerned Parent

United States

#35 Jun 1, 2013
Is there anyone who has experienced camp adams, child and/ or staff nember, former or present in the past six months and share their experience. What is a day like from when you wake up until you lie down to sleep? Activities? Meals? Staff? Is there any counseling, therapy? What about parental visitation what is that like? for any parent who visited their child at camp adams. And anything else that you can think of to inform the public of this organization. Does anyone know if a website or a phone number to call to speak to a staff person directly.
milf wanted

Scranton, PA

#36 Jun 1, 2013
Concerned Parent wrote:
Is there anyone who has experienced camp adams, child and/ or staff nember, former or present in the past six months and share their experience. What is a day like from when you wake up until you lie down to sleep? Activities? Meals? Staff? Is there any counseling, therapy? What about parental visitation what is that like? for any parent who visited their child at camp adams. And anything else that you can think of to inform the public of this organization. Does anyone know if a website or a phone number to call to speak to a staff person directly.
do you have any nude photos of yourself?
Tom Whitehead

Coplay, PA

#37 Jun 2, 2013
I was a supervisor there, anytime kids didn't listen, I'd run them their Pt till they puked,that's discipline whether you like it or not,a learning lesson,life owes you nothing.
dan

Marlton, NJ

#38 Jul 31, 2013
i was there when i was 11 and again when i was 18 that place is horrible and they treat you like shit. And some of the comnments are right not all them kids are bad. i was there for running away from a home where i was beat and mistreated. now i am a active firefighter/emt and a full time nursing student. so to the monkey at the top go fuck yourself
Dorian

Bronx, NY

#39 Dec 7, 2013
Wow I remember when I was there. I hated hazel and Simon.
Live Birch Branch

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#40 Dec 7, 2013
Tom Whitehead wrote:
I was a supervisor there, anytime kids didn't listen, I'd run them their Pt till they puked,that's discipline whether you like it or not,a learning lesson,life owes you nothing.
A big stick worked once in a while too!
Abraham Fortas

Kingston, PA

#41 Apr 14, 2014
Good and bad are subjective terms. What's important is that these kids feel so desperately trapped that they are willing to risk the legal ramifications of escaping imprisonment. The camps are not as bad as the detention centers, or so I heard from the other girls I went to camp with, but they do have the same effect on the mind of the juvenile psyche: Nobody loves you, society doesn't want you, you are bad. You want to know why these kids commit so many crimes? Look to the faithless community that condemns them before they even commit them. Look to the detention centers that reinforce bad behavior, and for Christ's sake, look to yourselves.

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