Extreme Brat Camp: Introduction (02:15)
Every year, thousands of children attend camps for out of control behavior. Do these camps really work?
Camp Consequence (02:35)
Former marine Glenn Ellison founded the camp 14 years ago. Once a year he holds a 30 day behavioral camp; Ellison and his team receive 33 children.
Parental Consent (03:11)
Parents must attend a weekend long conference and agree to attend Camp Consequence before their children are accepted. Parents watch the volunteer team lead the children through "shock and awe."
Bryce, Age 10 (02:26)
Bryce's mother placed him in Camp Consequence for disrespect and defiance. Parents Joel and Andi are uncomfortable with the team's methods; Ellison believes they will soon be on board.
Defying Camp Rules (02:43)
Bryce refuses to go to sleep. Those who are defiant continually move two piles of dirt; Bryce joins the group.
Sarge's Community Base (02:46)
Security officer and former marine, Keith "Sarge" Gibbs assembles children for a drill weekend; ages range from 5-14. Most attendees are from single parent families who live in at risk neighborhoods. Danielle worries about her 8-year-old son Elijah.
Drill Weekend (03:59)
Elijah attends Sarge's Community Base with 16 other children. He and his team lead the children through 52 hours of discipline drills and forced marches.
Behavioral Intervention Industry (03:13)
Sarge has the children march after three hours of sleep. Parents attend parenting classes for four months while their children attend drill every weekend. Intervention programs are not federally regulated; there have been thousands of allegations of abuse in some camps.
Universal Crisis Intervention (02:35)
Evan "Bullet" James extracts and transports children to treatment facilities or boarding schools; often against their will. James and team member Mike begin their travel to extract a young man from his Indiana home.
Terre Haute, Indiana Transport (04:01)
James and Mike meet with Elizabeth and successfully remove David from the home. The child transport industry is unlicensed. James states the industry requires more regulation.
Camp Consequence: Day Two (04:46)
Attendees clear litter from the roadside; Bryce continues to struggle with authority. Parents are expected to learn new parenting techniques. Attendees receive their first hot meal since arrival.
Transport Stopover (01:41)
James and Mike are transporting 15-year-old David to a yearlong residential program. They take security precautions while staying at a hotel. David expresses his feelings.
Boys Only Program (02:09)
The girls and parents leave camp; the boys will remain for a 30 day program. Owen begs his mother to take him home.
Masters Ranch (02:36)
David returns to the Christian boarding school for boys he left eight months ago; access to the outside world is restricted. Elizabeth describes previous attempts to address David's behavior. Thomas Burton criticizes the faith in behavioral programs.
Rules and Behavior (03:00)
The boys clear ditches and fields during the 30 day residential program; Ellison tries to get the boys to understand the importance of rules. Danielle pulled Elijah out of Sarge's Community Base early; his behavioral changes are slight.
End of Camp (02:55)
The boys finish their 30 days at Camp Consequence; parents are expected to attend weekly support meetings. Ellison believes Bryce may have to return to the camp.
Credits: Extreme Brat Camp (00:32)
Credits: Extreme Brat Camp
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